How to Make Sambar Powder at Home: A Step-by-Step Recipe

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Sambar powder is a spice blend that is essential for making sambar, a popular South Indian lentil stew.

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Sambar powder is made with a variety of spices, including coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chilies, and turmeric.

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Here is a simple recipe for making sambar powder at home:

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Ingredients: – 1/2 cup coriander seed – 2 tablespoons cumin seed – 16-18 dry red chilies (halved and deseeded) – 1.5 teaspoons fenugreek seed – 1 tablespoon black peppercorn – 2 tablespoons chana dal (split husked bengal gram) – 1 tablespoon urad dal (split husked black gram) – 1/3 cup curry leave – 1/2 tablespoon mustard seed – 1/2 tablespoon asafoetida (hing) – 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder

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1. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, red chilies, fenugreek seeds, and black peppercorns. Roast, stirring constantly, until the spices are fragrant and begin to change color.

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2. Add the chana dal, urad dal, curry leaves, mustard seeds, and asafoetida to the pan. Continue roasting, stirring constantly, until the lentils are golden brown and the curry leaves are crisp.

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3. Remove the pan from the heat and let the spices cool completely.

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4. Once the spices have cooled, transfer them to a blender and grind until they form a fine powder.

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5. Add the turmeric powder to the blender and grind again until the powder is well combined.

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6. Transfer the sambar powder to an airtight container and store it in a cool, dark place.

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To use sambar powder, simply add a tablespoon or two to your sambar while it is cooking.

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