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How to Make Sambar Masala Powder at Home: Authentic Recipe from South India


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Sambar Masala Powder

1 cup- coriander seeds
1/4cup- Bengal gram (chana dal)
1/4 cup- Split black gram (urad dal - you may skip this, but I added)
1 tsp- methi dana
2 sprigs- curry leaves
1tsp-mustard seeds
2tsp- cumin seeds (jeera)
2tsp- black pepper corns
3 - cinnamon sticks (dalchini)
1/2-1 cup- dry red chilli ( I added 1/2cup)
1 tsp- turmeric (haldi)

sambar powder



  • Roast coriander seeds. 
  • Then roast dals separately. 
  • Roast curry leaves. 
  • Roast all the remaining spices (except haldi). 
  • Let the roasted spices cool down. 
  • Grind all spices together. 
  • Add haldi. 
  • Some sambar recipes use dry coconut as well.
  •  If you want, you can add 4 tsp dry coconut powder to the sambar masala. I did not add coconut.

The authentic sambar masala recipes use coconut.

I prefer to add fresh coconut along with sambar powder to the recipe.


Sambar is a delectable blend of vegetables and lentils. It is a health food, since it uses little oil and is a blend of boiled vegetables.



Here is the homemade sambar masala recipe from the south Indian kitchen of Chitra Balachander
authentic south Indian sambar masala recipe





Do not forget to check this 5-min sambar post.
http://www.mercuryimp.com/2016/09/opos-sambar-hotel-style-sambar-with-no.html






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