Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Hema's recipe: Sambhar Powder

This is my mom's version of sambhar podi. This is her unique way of doing this podi which is quite different. She does it once in 3 months and stores it.

It hardly takes 10 minutes to do this powder if you have all ingredients with you.


1) Toor dal - 200 gms
2) Channa dal - 150 gms
3) Pepper - 50 gms
4) Mustard - 50 gms
5) Fenugreek seeds - 50 gms
6) Chilli powder - 400 gms
7) Coriander powder - 200 gms
8) Turmeric powder - 100 gms


1)Heat a kadai and dry roast the ingredients 1-5.
2)Each one should be added separately and roasted separately until a nice aroma comes.
3)Be careful with mustard & pepper as it will sputter.
4)Take all the roasted items in a plate and let it cool for sometime.
5)Grind these items in a blender to a nice powder.
6)Now take a large bowl. Add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and add these grinded powder to this bowl.
7)Now take a big spoon and mix them well.
8)Store it in an airtight container.
9)This will remain fresh for 3 months.

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