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Iyer sambar powder

Anandhi Anand
15 minutes
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10 People
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ABOUT Iyer sambar powder RECIPE

This is a traditional sambar powder. Sambar Powder is a flavorsome South Indian Style coarse textured spice powder made by mixing churning various types of basic Indian spices like cumin seeds, black peppercorns, fenugreek seeds, Kashmiri red chili powder, coriander seeds, curry leaves, turmeric powder, mustard seeds, cinnamon, dry coconut etc. with channa dal, toor dal and urad dal. Sambar Powder is mostly added with vegetables and lentils while preparing the different types of sambars to enhance their flavors. Sambar Powder can be made and kept in air tight containers for instant use. But the taste in on spot made masala to very different and the taste it extends to the dish is amazingly flavorful. The Sambar Powder or Sambar Masala can also be made using a grindstone, as it was done in old times. The taste of the masala made on a grindstone is just irreplaceable.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Blending
  • Condiments

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. 1 tbsp channa dal
  2. 1 tbsp toor dal
  3. 1 tsp udad dal
  4. 1/2 tsp pepper
  5. 1 tsp jeera
  6. 1/4 tsp methi seeds
  7. 8-10 red chilles or 1/2 cup kashmiri chilli powder
  8. 1 cup dhania seeds or 1 cup dhania powder
  9. 1 tbsp raw rice
  10. Few dried curry leaves
  11. 1 small turmeric stick or 1 tsp turmeric powder


  1. Put all the ingredients in the sun or just heat them in a kadai without changing their color.
  2. If using powders, then use it directly.
  3. Put them together in a blender till is a fine powder form.
  4. Store in a jar and use as required when making sambar.

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