Sambar Powder Recipe in English

Sambar powder or pudi is a flavorful basic ingredient to make Sambar. Basically it is lentil based gravy which is very popular in South India. Sometimes this powder used as universal curry powder or Rasam powder. Sambar powder making is very simple and useful thing that we would use every day.  The ingredients required for Sambar powder is too basic, common and homely spices. The most important advantage for making Sambar powder is that it can be used for longer duration (around 6 months). Also you can customize the ingredients according to your taste.

Ingredients :

Chana dal – 1 cup

Urad dal – ½  cup

Dried Red Chilies – 8-10 (as per taste)

Dhaniya or Coriander seeds- 1 cup

Jeera or Cumin seeds – ¼ cup

Menthya or Fenugreek seeds- 1 tsp

Mustard seeds- 2 tsp

Dalchini or Cinnamon – 2 pcs

Laung or Cloves – 4 pcs (optional)

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Hing or Asafetida – 2 pinches

Till or Sesame – 2 tsp

Oil – 1tsp

Seasoning Method:

Heat a medium sized pan.

Place all dry ingredients (except Red Chilli) to the pan.

Fry these spices till it turns into a light brown color.

At the end add Red chillies according to your taste. Fry it for 2 minutes and off the flame.

Let all the ingredients cool.

Pour all fried spices to a mixer jar. Add 1 tsp of Oil to these ingredients so that spices get fine powder.

Grind fried spices finely. Now aromatic homemade sambar powder is ready.

Notes:

Store the Sambar powder in a bottle or a container where no air can get in

Do not use wet spoon or wet hand while handling the Sambar powder.

Keep Sambar powder bottle in a warm place.

Preparation Time: 15-20 mins

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