Recipe: Homemade Sambar powder

Spices and aromatic herbs mixtures
December 12, 2009

Sambar is a traditional South India dish, made with legumes (daal), vegetales and the sambar powder.
Unlike the Curry powder, it's mild and delicate.

Let's take a look at the ingredients.

Ingredients for Sambar Powder

Sambar powder

Homemade Sambar powder

1 red chili
2 tsp urad dal
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1/4 tsp black pepper corns
5 curry leaves
1 tbsp coconut powder
1 tsp turmeric powder

In a pan, toast all ingredients separately (except turmeric powder).
Grind all ingredients together, and store in a jar.

SambarThis spice mixture is used mainly for Sambar, a creamy soup with legumes and vegetables.

Spices and aromatic herbs mixturesSambar powder
Origin: India
Suggested ingredients: turmeric, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, mustard seeds, black pepper, chili pepper, curry leaves, urad daal, coconut.

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Author: Joanne (URL)

I love your photo of all the spices side-by-side. That way I get to see all the yummy goodness before it gets ground to a pulp!

Author: Graziana

I often arrange the ingredients for a picture before preparing them, it s part of the fun

Author: zlamushka (URL)

Heya Graziana,

Havent been here in a logn time. Just wanted to remind you that you are hosting January´s Tried & Tasted Event :-) I hope you didnt forget. The Blog of the Month is Vinolia´s Blog at (Akal´s Saappadu). Vinolina lives in France and cooks lovely Indian food. Please email me if you need any info from my side.

Author: brii (URL)

quanto mi piacciono queste ricette, Graziana!
dove lo posso trovare l urad dal? senza, non sarebbe sambar vero? :-/

Author: Graziana

Ciao Brii, l urad dal è un tipo di lenticchie bianche che di solito vengono tostate e aggiunge ai misti di spezie. Si trovano facilmente nei negozi specializzati in articoli etnici. Si possono sostituire con le arachidi, ma ovviamente il sapore è un po differente.

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