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Sambar Powder Recipe

Sambar Powder Recipe

Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe is key ingredient in  the  taste of south indian Sambhar Recipe.  Dosas, medu vada, idlis, which is  taste perfect with Sambhar .

Homemade sambhar Powder Recipe

Romans 8:6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.


  • 1 tsp  oil
  • 30 Byadgi chilies / Dry red chilies
  • 2 teaspoon methi /uluva/fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 cup chana dal / kadala parippu (split chickpeas lentil)
  • 1/4 cup urad dal (split black lentils, skinned)
  • 1/2 cup coriander seeds /Mallipodi(dhania)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric pow / Manjal podi/
  • 1/4 cup mustard seeds (kaddagu/rai)
  • 1 teaspoon  black peppercorns/ kali mirch
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds / jeerakam(jeera)
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida/ Kayam / Hing/
  • 20-25 kadipatta /Veppla/(curry leaves)


Clean dals and cumin, coriander.

Clean red chili with dry clean towel keep aside

In a pan/kadhai  kept over medium-low heat, add oil and once it heats up, add byadgi chilies and fry them till they are aromatic . keep aside.

Now in same pan Add methi seeds, fry them for 10 sec

adding channa dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and peppercorns.

Fry all lentils & spices separately  till they turn aromatic.

Atlast  add cumin seeds and curry leaves. Fry them for another 10-15 sec and turn off the gas.

Let it cool down for 15-20 minutes before grinding them to a fine powder along with the chilies.

If the mixture is warm after being ground, transfer it to a plate and once it cools down, transfer the powder into an air-tight container and store it in a cool -dry place.

Make fine paste with few drop water before adding to  Tiffin / Idli sambar Palakkad sambar

Add Sambar Powder Recipe  in all types of sambar Tiffin / Idli sambar Palakkad sambar


You can roast spice without oil.

Keep eyes while roasting chiles it will burn faster.



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