Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How to make South-indian Sambar Powder / Podi - Recipe for South-indian Sambar Powder - Authentic South-indian sambar powder / Sambar Podi

Sambar is very popular dish in south-india and Srilanka. Sambar powder is one of the important ingredients to make a good sambar. At Tanish Kitchen, we provide a recipe for an authentic south-indian sambar powder, using this you can make different kind of sambars.

For different kind of sambars, please do visit this page in TanishKitchen.com

Now let us see how to make a good, authentic and aromatic south indian sambar powder.


1. Coriander seeds - 2 cups (200 grams)
2. Red Chillis - 1 cup (100 grams)
3. Whole black pepper - 1/4 cup (30 grams)
4. Jeera (cumin seeds) - 1/4 cup (30 grams)
5. Channa dal (split) - 1/4 cup (30 grams)
6. Fennu greek seeds - 10 grams
7. Asafodita powder - 5 grams

There are 2 methods to prepare this sambar powder.

Method 1:

Add all the ingredients in the mixi bowl and grind it nicely.

Method 2:

In frying pan, add the all ingredients, fry it until it comes into golden color. Cool it and grind it nicely.

Instead of using asafodita powder we can use whole asafodita. This will give more aroma. Just please keep in mind that, when using whole asafodita powder, we need to fry it with 1 tsp of oil before grinding.

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