Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sambar Powder

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.

Ingredients :

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.


  1. wow the feel the aroma of the powder ... nice clicks ..........

  2. wow aromatic sambar powder,very nice...

  3. Nothing to beat home made sambar powders. The taste and aroma is so differnt. Love this

  4. homemade is best..thanx for sharing the recipe dear..

  5. thank you so much for sambar powder.

  6. Thanks for sharing the recipe..aromatic and flavourful. Truly nothing that can beat the fresh homemade sambar powder.

  7. Luv this home-made aromatic sambar powder dear.

  8. Homemade are always best...very flavorful sambar powder...would like to try!!

  9. Very flavourful sambar powder...nice blog you have..thanks for visiting mine ...and glad to know you are from SG too

  10. Lovely and flavorful sambar powder. This is my first time in your blog, you have a lovely space and do stop by when time permits.

  11. Its a must in my pantry,nothing will beat the homemade spice powders na..

  12. I like sambar powder which is made at home...thanx 4 visiting my blog