June 13, 2014

Tamil Sambar Powder Recipe - Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe - Sambar Masala Recipe

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Tamil Style Sambar Masala Powder Recipe  
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 35 mins    Makes: about 2.5 cups 

Cuisine: South Indian 
Recipe type: Spice Powder

  • 1 3/4 cups Coriander Seeds
  • 30 Dried Red Chillies (adjust according to your spice level)
  • 1 tbsp Chana Dal
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 1 tbsp Toor Dal
  • 2 tsp Black Peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Hing
  • 3 - 4 Sprigs Curry Leaves
  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, dry roast the coriander seeds on a low flame until fragrant or light brown color. Add the hing to the coriander seeds and continue roasting for a few seconds or until fragrant. 
  2. Transfer it to a plate. Add the turmeric powder to the roasted coriander seeds and let it cool.
  3. Dry roast the curry leaves until crisp. Keep them aside.
  4. Then roast the red chillies for a few seconds and keep them aside.
  5. Dry roast all the ingredients one by one until they are light golden brown color and fragrant.
  6. Let them cool completely.
  7. Grind the roasted ingredients into a fine powder.
  8. Let the ground powder cool completely and store in an air tight container.
  9. You can refrigerate it for longer use.

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  1. This looks like a wonderful mixture of spices. I'm sure the roasting gives it a great flavor!

  2. tis one looks like exactly which i pick from store but its damn expensive on my wallet.. bookmarked nxt time am trying tis at home.. nice recipe ..

  3. I too have a similar recipe, make it annually.

  4. Just made this and look forward to using it this week! My spice grinder does not powder the channa dal, so next time I might get it pre-powdered. Smells great!


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