Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe - Sambar Podi

Sambar Powder Recipe
Sambar powder(Sambar Podi) is a must in every south indian household.I am sure everyone have their own version of making sambar powder at home. This recipe is from my mothers handwritten book. As I've mentioned already, ammas sambar and biryani is always a hit among our relatives and friends. So thought I should have her sambar powder recipe with measurements here.
Sambar Powder Recipe

Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Powder | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Coriander seeds – 3/4 cup (55 gms)
Red chillies (long variety) – 3 cups (225 gms)
Fenugreek seeds – 1 tbsp
Urad dal - 1/4 cup (55 gms)
Toor dal – 1/4 cup (55 gms)
Channa dal – 1/4 cup (50 gms)
Pepper corns – 1/8 cup (20 gms)
Jeera – 1/8 cup (15 gms)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tbsp


  1. Measure and keep the ingredients ready. First fry roast red chillies along with urad dhal till dal turns golden brown and chillies turn slightly browned,Set aside.Then dry roast chana dal till golden brown, set aside.
    How to make sambar powder - Step1
  2. Followed by toor dal, then jeera and pepper until dal turns golden brown and pepper jeera gives nice aroma.Set aside.
    How to make sambar powder - Step2
  3. Then let mustard seeds splutter, set aside.Then add coriander seeds, then fenugreek seeds each seperately. Set aside.
    How to make sambar powder - Step3
  4. Allow all the ingredients to cool down then grind it in a mixer to a slight coarse powder. Allow it to cool down and then store in a clean airtight container.
    How to make sambar powder - Step4
Homemade Sambar Podi
Mittu just loves sambar esp ammas sambar be it for idlys or dosas she would literally drink it with a spoon :) For her sake, sambar is on our menu at least twice a week.

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Sambar Powder Recipe

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