Charu Podi is a traditional South Indian mix of whole coriander and cumin seeds spiced up with black pepper. In a Telugu household charu / rasam is a must everyday. To make this charu, you can prepare the podi and store it in an air tight jar and then use it as and when required. This charu podi can be used to make Andhra Style rasam to be served as soup or with rice.
1 cup coriander seeds (dhania sabut)
1/2 cup cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup whole black pepper (sabut kali mirch)
How to make charu podi Andhra style:
- Roast all the ingredients.
- Mix all the ingredients together and grind.
- You can store it in air tight jar and not in a refrigerator.
- To make the charu / rasam andhra style, just add 2 tblsp of this water to 3 cups of water. Boil it and serve it hot.