February 3, 2009

Sambar Powder


Almost all the southindian menu will be served with sambar as a part. Amma has been regularly making this sambar powder at home. She first dry all the ingredients under sun for couple of hrs & roast fry it in pan. It retains the aroma & freshness when stored in the air tight container for atleast 2 months. I prefer making this in small batches.

Half spoon of sambar powder in egg omlet taste delicious. I try adding a spoon of sambar powder when I make vegetable curry or gravy or even for maggi, which taste different & unique. Sambar powder remains the same, though we make different sambar for idli/dosa or for rice.

Ingredients :

  1. 1 cup corriander seeds
  2. 1/4 cup channa dal
  3. 1/4 cup Toor dal
  4. 1/4 cup urad dal
  5. 1 cup Red chilly
  6. 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds)
  7. 1/4 cup cumin seeds
  8. 1 tsp Pepper corns
  9. Asfoetida - 1/2 tsp
  10. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  11. Dry coconut powder - 1 tbsp (optional)
Method :

Dry all the ingredients in the sun for about 2 hours.(optional)

Roast each of the ingredients one by one in a medium low flame, till they turn color slightly. If fresh, pat dry the curry leaves and then roast till brittle. Let cool to room temperature. Mix and grind together in a blender to a powder.

8 comments :

Usha said...

My mil's recipe of sambar powder is similar to your mother's ....the podi looks perfect :-)I use sambar powder in maggi noodles too :-)

Nithya Praveen said...

Each one of us have a different way to make this.However, it is...this forms the base for a lovely sambhar:).Good one!

sowmya said...

recipe noted..nevr tried making on my own..hav eto try it sometime..

Priya said...

Looks prefect...i too prepared sambhar powder recently..except the coconut everything is same in my sambhar powder too..

Dershana said...

I make this when I am in the mood for my own arachukalakki vitta sambhar :-)Our grandmas had so much patience making all their podis at home.

AnuSriram said...

Thats a nice recipe to have it handy... I can sense the nice aroma...

Akal's Saappadu said...

got something for you Swapna!

Sunshinemom said...

Delicious looking podi:)

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