sambar powder recipe | sambar masala | sambar podi | sambhar masala at home


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sambar powder recipe | sambar masala | sambar podi | sambhar masala at home with detailed photo and video recipe. a blend of spices made with proper proportions of coriander seeds, cumin, red chillies and curry leaves. it is an essential spice mix for almost all sambar soup recipe which makes an essential side dish for most of the south indians. having said that, the same spice mix can also be used for many other recipes like dry sabji, flavoured rice and gravy based curries.
sambar masalasambar powder recipe | sambar masala | sambar podi | sambhar masala at home with step by step photo and video recipe. masala recipes are the soul of indian cuisine and are incomplete without these blend of spices. each and every dish from all parts of india has this mix of masala spice mix with subtle variation to the proportions of these raw spices to yield a unique one. one such easy and simple multi-purpose spice mix is the sambar powder masala recipe known for its aromatic flavour.

well, i have posted numerous kind of sambar recipes and in most of them, i have shown to prepare this mix in small proportion just for that recipe. but i thought of sharing a bulk recipe so that it can be used for many servings. also, i personally when the recipes or spices mix are made in bulk or large quantity, the taste and flavours are more. hence i always recommend you to make such spice mix in large quantity and use it whenever you require it. moreover, this recipe is very much inspired by my hometown udupi. especially when you compare it with mtr sambar powder, this is more bright red in colour and spicier due to more chillies used in it. due to more chillies and spice heat, it can be used as a multi-purpose spice mix masala.

sambar powder recipe

furthermore, some more additional tips, suggestions and variations to the sambar masala recipe. firstly, the main ingredients for this masala is red chillies and coriander. hence both has to be fresh and of the best quality. moreover, i would heavily recommend using kashmiri chillies which are mild in spice heat and has great colour. secondly, the other trick is to use coconut oil but a minimal quantity of it. coconut oil for the extra flavour and minimum quantity for a non-sticky powder. lastly, store these in an airtight or zip lock bag for longer shelf life. also, note down the date when it was prepared as it easily lasts long for 6 months plus. i keep it in small zip-lock bags in the refrigerator and use one small pack at each time.

finally, i request you to check my other related masala recipes collection with this post of sambar powder recipe. it mainly includes my other related recipes like chat masala, onion powder, maggi masala powder, chai masala powder, garam masala, chana masala powder, rasam powder, dry garlic chutney, chammanthi podi, udupi style sambar powder. further to these i would also like to mention my other similar recipe categories like,

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sambar powder recipe | sambar masala | sambar podi | sambhar masala at home

HEBBARS KITCHEN
easy sambar powder recipe | sambar masala | sambar podi | sambhar masala at home
4.82 from 61 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course spice blend
Cuisine udupi
Servings 285 grams
Calories 4 kcal

Ingredients 

  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup (75 grams) coriander seeds
  • ¼ cup (25 grams) cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp (20 grams) methi
  • 2 tbsp (30 grams) urad dal
  • 1 tbsp (15 grams) chana dal
  • ½ cup (10 grams) curry leaves
  • 100 gram dried red chilli
  • 1 tsp turmeric

Instructions
 

  • how to make udupi sambar pudi or sambar powder:
  • firstly, in a heavy-bottomed pan heat ½ tsp coconut oil and saute 1 cup ((75 grams)) coriander seeds.
  • saute on low flame until the coriander seeds turn aromatic.
  • transfer to a large plate and keep aside.
  • in the same pan heat ½ tsp coconut oil, add ¼ cup ((25 grams)) cumin seeds and 2 tbsp ((20 grams)) methi, 2 tbsp ((30 grams)) urad dal and 1 tbsp ((15 grams)) chana dal.
  • roast on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add ½ cup ((10 grams)) curry leaves and roast well.
  • roast until the curry leaves turn crisp.
  • transfer to a large plate and keep aside.
  • further heat 1 tsp coconut oil and saute 100 gram dried red chilli.
  • saute until the chills puff up and turn crisp.
  • transfer to a large plate and cool completely.
  • now take all the roasted spices to the mixi, add 1 tsp turmeric.
  • grind to a fine powder.
  • finally, udupi style sambar powder or sambar pudi is ready to prepare udupi sambar.

Nutrition

Calories: 4kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg

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how to make sambar masala with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a heavy-bottomed pan heat ½ tsp coconut oil and saute 1 cup ((75 grams)) coriander seeds.
  2. saute on low flame until the coriander seeds turn aromatic.
  3. transfer to a large plate and keep aside.
  4. in the same pan heat ½ tsp coconut oil, add ¼ cup ((25 grams)) cumin seeds and 2 tbsp ((20 grams)) methi, 2 tbsp ((30 grams)) urad dal and 1 tbsp ((15 grams)) chana dal.
  5. roast on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  6. now add ½ cup ((10 grams)) curry leaves and roast well.
  7. roast until the curry leaves turn crisp.
  8. transfer to a large plate and keep aside.
  9. further heat 1 tsp coconut oil and saute 100 gram dried red chilli.
  10. saute until the chills puff up and turn crisp.
  11. transfer to a large plate and cool completely.
  12. now take all the roasted spices to the mixi, add 1 tsp turmeric.
  13. grind to a fine powder.
  14. finally, udupi style sambar powder or sambar pudi is ready to prepare udupi sambar.
    sambar powder recipe

notes:

  • firstly, use coconut oil to get the rich flavour in masala.
  • also, roast on low flame and individually to prevent spices from burning.
  • additionally, you can prepare the spice mix in large quantity and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • finally, udupi style sambar powder tastes great when prepared with good quality chillis (kashmiri red chilli for bright colour).

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