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                         Rasam Powder (Rasam Podi)
 
 Recipe By     : Dakshin by Chandra Padmanabhan
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Indian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 1/2  cups          coriander seeds
    1 1/2  cups          red chillies
      1/2  cup           black peppercorns
      3/4  cup           red gram dal (pigeon peas, toor dal) -- picked
 over & rinsed
    4      tablespoons   Bengal gram dal -- picked over & rinsed
                         (yellow split peas, channa dal)
      1/2  tablespoon    cumin seeds
    1      teaspoon      ground turmeric
    1      small         bunch curry leaves
 
 In a heavy saucepan, dry-roast all the ingredients seperately, until
 they each give off a strong aroma. (However do not roast the Ground
 turmeric.)
 
 Place all the ingredients in an electric blender or food processor.
 Blend into a fine powder.
 
 Store in an airtight container and use as required.
 
 Makes 15 ounces.
 
 From: Dakshin, Vegetarian Cuisine From South India by Chandra
 Padmanabhan.
 
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