Sambar powder is one of the flavorful ingredient to make Sambar, a popular south Indian lentil based gravy. Each home has their own signature recipe for the sambar pwd. Here, I share my mom’s version, which we usually prepare at our home. My mom makes the absolutely best and mouth-watering sambars and rasams ! Typical ingredients of this sambar pwd includes roasted lentils, coriander seeds, dried whole red chillies and other aromatic spices. Make your homemade awesome Sambar Podi with this easy recipe...:)
Red chilly - 12 to 14
Cumin / Jeera - 2 tsp
Mustard - 2 tsp
Urad dal - 3 tbsp
Fenugreek - 2 tsp
Pepper - 2 tsp
Chana dal - ½ cup
Toor dal - ½ cup
Coriander seeds - ¾ cup
Salt to taste
In a fry pan, dry roast red chillies ( you can adjust red chillies according to your spice level ) along with cumin, fenugreek, urad dal and pepper.
Once it turns browned, take it aside.
Dry roast chana dal and toor dal till fragrant.
Add coriander seeds and toss for a minute.
Allow all the ingredients to cool.
Now add it to mixer / blender, add salt and grind it to fine powder.
Allow to cool the powdered masala.
Flavorful and aromatic homemade Sambar pwd is ready.
Store it in an air-tight container for longer shelf life.