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Homemade Sambar Powder & South Indian Sambar

Updated: Sep 29

Sambar Powder is an aromatic blend of a few lentils and whole spices. These ingredients are dry roasted and then ground to make a powder.


Sambar is a hot and spicy lentil soup with mixed vegetables, it is a popular South Indian breakfast and lunch recipes like idli, Dosa, Medu Vada and steamed rice.

Cuisine: Indian Course: Snack Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 Min Cook Time: 30 Min Total Time: 40 min .

Nutritional Info: Serving Size: 1 Cup

Calories: 184. Carbs: 30g. Fat: 4g. Protein: 9g

Ingredients:


For Sambar Powder:

  • 1/2 Cup Coriander Seeds

  • 12-15 Dry Red Chilies

  • 1 Tablespoon Chana Dal

  • 1 Tablespoon Toor Dal

  • 1 Tablespoon Urad Dal

  • 1 Tablespoon Rice

  • 1 Tablespoon Jeera

  • 1 Teaspoon Methi Seeds

  • 1 Tablespoon PepperCorns

  • Few Cloves

  • Few Cardamom Seeds

  • Few Cinnamon Sticks

  • A piece of Hing

  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder


For Sambar:

  • 1 Cup Toor Dal

  • 3 Cups Tamarind Water

  • 2 Tablespoon Oil

  • 1 Teaspoon Jeera

  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds

  • Few Dry Red Chilies

  • 6-8 Green Chilies

  • 1 Small Onion

  • Assorted Vegetables

  • 1 Small Tomato

  • Few Curry Leaves

  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder

  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste

  • Salt as per Taste

  • Small piece Jaggery

  • Ghee

  • Hing

Method:


For Sambar Powder:

  1. Dry roast 1/2 cup coriander seeds and fry until they turn aromatic.

  2. Dry roast 12-15 red chiles. Keep it aside.

  3. Dry roast 1 tablespoon toor dal, 1 tablespoon chana dal, 1 tablespoon urad dal, 1 tablespoon rice, 1 tablespoon Jeera seeds, 1/2 teaspoon methi seeds, and roast them till they turn aromatic.

  4. Roast 1 tablespoon peppercorns.

  5. Add all the dry roasted spices to the bowl and add few cloves, few cinnamon sticks, few cardamom seeds, a piece of hing, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder and all of them to the grinder and make a fine powder. Store it in an airtight container.

For Sambar:

  1. Add 1 cup toor dal in the pressure cooker. Wash the dal and pressure cook up to 3 whistles.

  2. Once the pressure releases mash the dal and keep it aside.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil, add 1 teaspoon Jeera, 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, red chilies, 6-8 green chilies, onions, tomatoes, and add your favorite vegetables.

  4. Add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste and mix well.

  5. Add 3 cups tamarind water, salt as per taste, add jaggery, and boil for 3 minutes.

  6. Add boiled and mashed toor dal.

  7. Add 2 cups water and mix well.

  8. Add 3 tablespoons sambar powder. Mix well and boil for 2 minutes.

  9. Heat 3 tablespoons ghee in a kadai and 1 tablespoon hing.

  10. Add the hing seasoning to the sambar.

  11. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with Idli or Vada.


Watch the Video for Procedure:



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