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Sambar Podi recipe, Home made sambar masala

by Jeyashri suresh
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Sambar Podi recipe

Sambar powder recipe| How to make sambar masala at home, South Indian style Sambar masala made using coriander seeds, red chili, and other spices used for making sambar, rasam, and curries too. Usually, we make Sambar powder in bulk and it is ground in mill back in India. I have posted the bulk version of Sambar powder recipe long back but is used to get emails for the recipe in small quantities, which can be made at home in small quantities. It was too difficult for me to work on the ratio and proportions and later i forgot. Last 2 weeks i got few messages in social media regarding the same. So I called my mom and we both discussed on the ratio for making sambar podi in small quantity and finally concluded with the measurements. I tried the same at home and it was quite flavourful too. For many readers who live abroad, we run out of stock, those times this recipe will be handy. You can use the same podi for sambar, rasam, and curries like potato, cauliflower, ladies finger..


 
 
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Homemade Sambar podi

Homemade Samabr podi recipe in Small quantity
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Kitchen basics, podi,
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup +2 tbsp Dhaniya seeds | coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp Toor dal
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Venthayam | Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup Dried red chili (around 15-18)

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Method :

  • In a clean dry pan add all the ingredients except the turmeric powder.
  • Dry roast for 2 minutes, till all the ingredients get the warmth.
  • Do not burn it.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Let this sit in the same pan till it is completely cool.
  • The main purpose of roasting is the make the sambar podi grind finely and easily.
  • Alternatively, you can microwave this for 2 minutes or keep it under the bright sun for an hour.
  • Once it is cool, put this into a mixie.
  • Ensure the mixie is dry.
  • Grind into a smooth powder.
  • I recently brought Preethi blue leaf mixie and it has done the job pretty well.
  • Store in a dry container.
  • This will stay good for 2 weeks, always use a clean dry spoon while handling this.
  • Aromatic fresh sambar masala is ready.
 
Notes:
  1. Some people add cumin seeds to Sambar powder but we don’t add it.
  2. The color of the podi depends on the variety of chili used.
  3. If you want to add cumin seeds, add 1 tsp of it while roasting for Home made Sambar powder.

    

 

Sambar powder

Method with step by step pictures :

  • In a clean dry pan add all the ingredients except the turmeric powder.
  • Dry roast for 2 minutes, till all the ingredients get the warmth.
  • Do not burnt it.
  • Switch off the flame.
sambar powder recipe 1
  • Let this sit in the same pan till it is completely cool.
  • The main purpose of roasting is the make the sambar podi grind finely and easily.
  • Alternatively you can microwave this for 2 minutes or keep it under the bright sun for an hour.
  • Once it is cool, put this into a mixie.
sambar powder recipe 2
  • Ensure the mixie is dry.
  • Grind into a smooth powder.
  • I recently brought Preethi blue leaf mixie and it has done the job pretty well.
  • Store in a dry container.
  • This will stay good for 2 weeks, always use clean dry spoon while handling this.
  • Aromatic fresh sambar masala is ready.
Home made sambar masala
 

Notes:

  1. Some people add cumin seeds to Sambar powder but we don’t add it.
  2. Color of the podi depends on the variety of chilli used.
  3. If you want to add cumin seeds, add 1 tsp of it while roasting for Home made Sambar powder.

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6 comments

engeekay2003 February 5, 2019 - 6:56 am

In the home made sambar powder post, asafoetida was omitted by error ? or not required at all ? In our homes, we usually add asafoetida also…

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Jeyashris Kitchen February 5, 2019 - 7:27 am

We don't add asafoetida in Sambar powder. It is added to the Sambar or rasam while making it. Quite new to me, Thanks for sharing.

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Steven S Helms February 25, 2019 - 5:17 am

hi

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gowri Iyer November 8, 2019 - 6:24 pm

Wonderful recipe

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Vanaja August 2, 2020 - 1:50 pm

Hi no channa dal to be added ??

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Jeyashri suresh August 5, 2020 - 11:28 am

No my mom won’t add

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