Monday, August 12, 2013

How to make Sambar Podi at home / Homemade Sambar Powder

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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
1.      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.
2.      Once it turns browned, take it aside.
3.      Dry roast chana dal and toor dal till fragrant.
4.      Keep aside.
5.      Add coriander seeds and toss for a minute.
6.      Allow all the ingredients to cool.
7.      Now add it to mixer / blender, add salt and grind it to fine powder.

8.      Allow to cool the powdered masala.
9.      Flavorful and aromatic  homemade  Sambar  pwd  is ready.
10.   Store it in an air-tight container for longer shelf life.
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  1. I recently made tis in-house, but missed adding mustard seeds in it... Will make it this way next time!!!


  2. Hi
    After so long!!
    I am going through your earlier posts.

    have tastier days ahead

  3. It is very useful post, after moving to UK the Indian grocery shops are very far here.. I have to spend a full day to go there.. Thanks for the recipe, it makes my life easy...

  4. useful post and homemade is best

  5. very flavourful and useful podi...well explained...

  6. I always prepare it a home , will try your version next time.

  7. Jay, this is great! No need to buy from the shop :)

  8. looks very flavourful and making it at home eliminates all the unwanted additions. Really nice!!

  9. Book marking this delicious powder recipe. Loved it... My husband's Favorite.

  10. Useful post,thanks for sharing.

  11. Lovely sambar podi. Looks great. Always fond of homemade masalas.

    today's post:

  12. Perfect sambar powder. My next trial for sure. Can feel the aroma..

  13. delicious sambar podi.Thanks for sharing.

  14. Wow...super spicy clicks...Love it Jay!!

  15. very handy to have ths...loved the colour

  16. really was searching this recipe... helpful post

  17. Homemade spice powders are always the best, sambar powder looks fabulous.

  18. homemade are so the best with flavors

  19. Delicious sambar powder, Homemade is always best Jay.


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