sambar powder recipe | homemade sambar masala podi recipe

sambar powder recipe | homemade sambar masala podi recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. a unique blend of spices which are dry roasted or even roasted with little oil and then grounded to form a fine powder. later this spice powder is than added to lentil based soup with vegetables to make an authentic sambar recipe.
sambar powder recipesambar powder recipe | homemade sambar masala podi recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. sambar recipes are integral part of any south indian households and kitchens. the key ingredient for a perfect traditional sambar recipe is the sambar podi or sambar powder added to it. while, there are several brands which offer this spice mixture, but certainly not close to homemade sambar powder recipe.

i hail from udupi where rasam recipes and sambar recipes are integral part of most of the families. typically in udupi, the spices are roasted in coconut oil and then grounded to a fine powder. coconut oil adds a unique flavour and aroma to the spice mixture and eventually to sambar or rasam. i personally like udupi style sambar pudi, however not every one likes coconut flavour. also there is a subtle difference with other spices, hence i thought to share it with a different post and video.

homemade sambar masala podi recipe

while sambar powder recipe’s steps are extremely simple, but some tips and recommendations for perfect recipe. firstly, i would heavily recommend to use kashmiri red chilies or byadagi chilli for the sambar powder recipe. this would ensure to have bright red colour and also less spicy. secondly, i have dry roasted all the spices, you can add 1 tsp of oil while roasting. not that this may reduce the shelf life of sambar podi. lastly, always store the sambar podi in a air tight container for longer shelf life.

finally i would like to highlight my other masala recipes collection with this post. particularly, udupi rasam powder, bisi bele bath powder, vangi bath powder, garam masala, idli podi, pav bhaji masala and bombay sandwich masala. in addition, do visit my other recipes collections like,

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sambar powder recipe
sambar powder recipe | homemade sambar masala podi recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
easy sambar powder recipe | homemade sambar masala podi recipe
Course: masala
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Hebbar's Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
  • ½ cup coriander seeds / dhaniya seeds
  • 2 tbsp toor dal
  • 2 tbsp chana dal
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek seeds
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds / rai
  • handful of curry leaves / kadi patta
  • 1 tsp black pepper / kali mirch
  • 20 whole kashmiri red chilli / lal mirch adjust to your spice level
  • 1 tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ¼ tsp hing / asafoetida
Instructions
  1. firstly, in a thick bottomed pan add ½ cup of coriander seeds.
  2. dry roast on low flame till they turn aromatic.
  3. keep aside and allow to cool completely.
  4. further, add 2 tbsp toor dal, 2 tbsp chana dal, 2 tbsp urad dal, 1 tbsp cumin seeds and ¼ tsp methi.
  5. dry roast on low flame till they turn aromatic.
  6. transfer to the same mixer and keep aside.
  7. additionally, dry roast mustard seeds, till they splutter.
  8. again transfer and keep aside.
  9. now, add in handful of curry leaves, 1 tsp black pepper and 20 whole kashmiri red chilli.
  10. dry roast on low flame till the chillis puff up and curry leaves turn crisp.
  11. also add in 1 tsp turmeric and ¼ tsp hing.
  12. dry roast just for 2-3 seconds till they turn aromatic.
  13. transfer to the blender and allow to cool completely.
  14. now blend to fine and smooth powder.
  15. finally, sambar powder is ready, store in a air tight container and use to prepare sambar recipes.

how to make homemade sambar powder with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a thick bottomed pan add ½ cup of coriander seeds.
    sambar powder recipe
  2. dry roast on low flame till they turn aromatic.
    sambar powder recipe
  3. keep aside and allow to cool completely.
    sambar powder recipe
  4. further, add 2 tbsp toor dal, 2 tbsp chana dal, 2 tbsp urad dal, 1 tbsp cumin seeds and ¼ tsp methi.
    sambar powder recipe
  5. dry roast on low flame till they turn aromatic.
    sambar powder recipe
  6. transfer to the same mixer and keep aside.
    sambar powder recipe
  7. additionally, dry roast mustard seeds, till they splutter.
    sambar powder recipe
  8. again transfer and keep aside.
    homemade sambar masala podi recipe
  9. now, add in handful of curry leaves, 1 tsp black pepper and 20 whole kashmiri red chilli.
    homemade sambar masala podi recipe
  10. dry roast on low flame till the chillis puff up and curry leaves turn crisp.
    homemade sambar masala podi recipe
  11. also add in 1 tsp turmeric and ¼ tsp hing.
    homemade sambar masala podi recipe
  12. dry roast just for 2-3 seconds till they turn aromatic.
    homemade sambar masala podi recipe
  13. transfer to the blender and allow to cool completely.
    homemade sambar masala podi recipe
  14. now blend to fine and smooth powder only after cooling.
    homemade sambar masala podi recipe
  15. finally, sambar powder is ready, store in a air tight container and use to prepare sambar recipes.
    homemade sambar masala podi recipe

notes:

  • firstly, adjust the amount of chilli depending on the spice level.
  • also store in airtight container and refrigerate if you want to preserve for a 6 – 8 months.
  • additionally, roast on low flame else the spices might burn and taste bitter.
  • finally, sambar powder taste great when added more curry leaves.
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21 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,
    Thank you keeping up the good work. Your site is my first stop to all recipes. I want to prepare sambar powder now, but the problem is we don’t get curry leaves (it is banned in Europe…idiots 🙁 ). Does it taste good without curry leaves(my mom is not sure though). I do get dried ones, but they don’t smell anything like curry leaves.
    Thank you

  2. Thanks a lot..i tried and it came out well..thank u so much for posting such good recipes..please post more recipes

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