Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe-South Indian Curry Powder

The Homemade Sambar Powder is the most basic and important ingredient in making “Sambar”. This spiced powder is made with a blend of roasted coriander seeds, toor dal, chana dal, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and few more which adds to this unique taste and exemplifies the taste sambar.   Coriander (Dhania) Seeds, Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal), Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal), Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds), White Urad Dal (Whole), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Whole Black Peppercorns, Cumin seeds (Jeera)   3 cups Coriander (Dhania) Seeds 1 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal) 1/2 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) 1/4 cup Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds) 1/4 cup White Urad Dal (Whole) 1/4 cup Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1/4 cup Red Chilli powder 1/4 cup Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/4 cup Whole Black Peppercorns 2 tablespoons Cumin seeds (Jeera)     10   30     To begin making the Sambar Powder Recipe, we will first dry roast all the ingredients. Roast the Roast the toor dal, urad and chana dal all separately in a pan over medium heat until they turn light brown in color and release a roasted aroma. Set aside. Make sure you roast each one of them separately, as they take different times to get roasted well.Next, roast fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, black peppercorns and cumin seeds until they changed color and release a roasted aroma. Set aside to cool. Now blend all the roasted ingredients into a fine powder. Combine the red chilli powder and turmeric powder well into the ground mixture.The Sambar Powder is now ready to used in a variety of recipes.Store the Sambar Powder an air tight container and refrigerate/freeze for longer freshness and shelf life.