Rasam powder is an aromatic spice blend that is used to make Rasam – a tangy spiced soup-like drink from the South Indian cuisine. Rasam powder is just made with toor dal, pepper, coriander, jeera, red chilies, and hing. To make it flavorful and tasty, one can use the following ingredients: Chana dal lends a unique aroma and slightly thickens the rasam.
Sambhar powder is a spice blend used throughout India, especially in the southern states. As the name suggests it is used to make Sambhar,a broth made with vegetables and cooked lentils flavored with tamarind pulp and sambhar powder. It is eaten with rice or snacks like dosa, idli, and vada.