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Sambar Powder

Jul 26, 2012         one comment.

Sambar powder is easily available in most Indian stores. However, we prefer our own spice mix. This is what goes into our Sambar powder.


1 cup dhaniya(coriander seeds)
2 cups dried red chillies
1/4 cup kadale paruppu (Channa dal)
1/4 cup Uzhutham paruppu (Urad dal)
1/4 cup venthyam (methi seeds)

1.Dry roast all the ingredients separately until they give a nice aroma. (The dals should just about start turning to a pale brown)
2.Let cool and dry grind everything together and store in an air tight container.
3.Stores well for 4-5 months.

(pic borrowed from the internet)

One Comment on “Sambar Powder

  1. What type of red chillies did you use – Kashmiri, Byadagi? I’m in the US, and use a lot of Arbol chillies in Tamil dishes, but I know it’s not authentic… still tasty! Arbols would be wayyyy to spicy for sambar powder. It’s super expensive to get Indian chillies over here, so I settle for south Indian / southwest US, and it’s a nice combination.

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