Sambar Powder

by foodsavory

Sambar Powder

Sambar is a very popular vegetarian dish in south india and liked by people all across India. Sambar has different variations and differ Sambar Powderfrom state to state. Sambar is a great accompaniment with south Indian breakfast items like dosas, idlis etc and also goes well with rice.

The main ingredient used in sambar is “sambar powder”. Sambar powder is available off shelf in almost every grocery store under different brand names.

Food savory is pleased to share with you the recipe of the traditional Sambar Powder.


Red Chillies – 40 numbers

Gram daal – 1/2 small cup

Toor daal – 1/4 small cup

Methi (Fenugreek) seeds – 1 big tbsp

Dhaniya (Coriander) seeds – 2 small cups

Curry leaves – 20

Oil – 1 tsp

Method of preparation

Heat oil in a pan. Put all the ingredients in the pan & fry till light brown. You can get the aroma of the ingredients at this stage. Allow it to cool and grind into a fine powder in a mixer. Store it in an airtight container.

Note: In this sambar powder, Hing (asafetida) is not added. Hence while making sambar, please add Hing (asafetida) powder and also red chilli powder if u want to make the Sambar more spicier.

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