Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sambar Powder Recipe | Andhra style Sambar Powder

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Sambar is a very common accompaniment for Rice in south India and every state has a different version of it. The recipe for sambar powder also varies from state to state which is what makes the taste differentt.My mom makes sambar powder in large quantity which lasts for an year and given the quantity, we usually get it done in a flour mill. I plan to post this version later.
Today, I am posting a Sambar powder recipe which is typical Andhra style, the way my MIL prepares.However, do note that there would be a slight variation in the ingredients across homes.
Andhra Style Sambar Powder recipe:
(shelf life: upto 1-2 months)

1 cup Coriander seeds
15-20 Red chillies
1/3 cup Chana dal
1 tsp Fenugreek seeds
2 tbsp Cumin seeds

  • In a kadai dry roast coriander seeds until they turn brown and fragrant and keep them aside.
  • Dry roast chana dal in the same kadai over low to medium flame until they turn red in color and keep it aside.
  • Dry roast fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds separately until they turn brown and keep them aside.
  • Once all the ingredients cool down grind them to a fine powder.
  • Store it in airtight container.You can store it for 1-2 months.
You can use it in making various sambars like Radish sambar, Red Pumpkin sambar, Drumstick sambar or any other sambar variety.This sambar powder is perfect for Tiffin sambar.

  1. Store it in airtight container and use a clean spoon.
  2. Always make this powder in a small quantity as it looses its freshness after long.
  3. You can add a tsp of peppercorns in the recipe if you wish. Do roast them and grind with the rest of the spices.


Shanavi said...

Looks very flavorful..This is the same spice mix we use to make for archivitta(freshly ground)sambar with coconut..Love the first click

Unknown said...

I love sambar podi, its so fragrant and aromatic...

Shri said...

This is a different flavour; we do not use cumin in any version of our sambhar's.
Nice pictures.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very colorful and aromatic sambar powder.

KrithisKitchen said...

Lovely clicks.. gotta try this version..

Anonymous said...

My home version of sambhar includes urud dal also.I tried this variation of sambhar for idly. Superbly delicious!!!

great-secret-of-life said...

new for me.. will try

divya said...

very flavorful powder...wonderful pics...

Prathima Rao said...

Very aromatic powder!!!
Prathima rao
Prats corner

Preeti Kashyap said...

This is new to me as we never add cumin!!! Lovely Usha!!! How have u been?

Preeti Kashyap said...

sorry.... Prathy!!! my son pressed auto correct and usha came along as it my aunts name :))))

chef and her kitchen said...

@Preeti...I am good,how hv u been?? thats fine with the spelling..glad that u verified it ,otherwise I woul hv been scratching my head what it could be..ha ha..:)

Unknown said...

Can u send me some andhra reciepies

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