Sambar Powder is an aromatic spice used to make Sambar in South India. It is made using different spices like chilies, peppercorns, chana daal, etc. Sambar is a South Indian soupy dish, made with lentils/daal, vegetables, tamarind/imli, herbs & spices. It can be served with Rice, Idli, Dosa, Medu Wada, or any South Indian Snack.
You can also add it to South Indian curries or vegetable preparations.
You can find many variations of this recipe across the internet, and you can also buy a pack of readymade Sambar Powder from the market.
This is my mother’s recipe. She makes it and stores for 3-4 months in the refrigerator. To this recipe, you can also add turmeric powder & dry curry leaves.
RECIPE FOR SAMBAR POWDER
- 4 tbsp Coriander Seeds
- 2 tbsp Bengal gram/Chana Daal
- ½ tsp Fenugreek Seeds
- 2 Dry red Chillies
- ½ tsp Peppercorns
- 1⁄4 tsp Asafoetida/Hing
Dry Roast each ingredient separately except Asafoetida & allow to cool. (Make sure no ingredient burns)
In a mixture jar, add all the ingredients & Grind all the spices to a fine powder (Make sure your jar is dry before using).
Store in an air tight container and refrigerate.