Nowadays most of us use off the shelf sambar powders including me which no way equals the homemade samabar powder. Sheer effort, time, process makes us to choose readymade sambar podi. The specialty of the homemade sambar podi is one can prepare according to their own authenticity. Though the ingredients almost the same prepared in any way the yields different flavors according to the ingredients mix ratio. Here is our way of preparing sambar powder. Trust me using the same recipe I made a aromatic sambar.
Toor dhal – 1 cup
Channa dhal – 1 cup
Urad dhal – 1 cup
Dhaniya/coriander seeds – 3 1/4 cup
Red Chilies – 6 cup
Pepper corns – ¾ cup
Jeera – ¾ cup
Fenugreek seeds – 2 tbsp
Asafoetida – 1 tbsp
Curry leaves – 1 cup
- Dry roast all the ingredients one by one separately.
- Allow to cool and make a fine powder.
- Allow to cool to room temperature and Store in airtight container and use it for making aromatic and authentic sambar and rasam.
- Adjust Red chilies according to your taste.