Recipe: Homemade Sambar powder

Spices and aromatic herbs mixtures
December 12, 2009


Sambar is a traditional South India dish, made with legumes (daal), vegetales and the sambar powder.
Unlike the Curry powder, it's mild and delicate.

Let's take a look at the ingredients.

Ingredients for Sambar Powder


Sambar powder

Homemade Sambar powder


Ingredients
1 red chili
2 tsp urad dal
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1/4 tsp black pepper corns
5 curry leaves
1 tbsp coconut powder
1 tsp turmeric powder

Directions
In a pan, toast all ingredients separately (except turmeric powder).
Grind all ingredients together, and store in a jar.


SambarThis spice mixture is used mainly for Sambar, a creamy soup with legumes and vegetables.


Spices and aromatic herbs mixturesSambar powder
Origin: India
Suggested ingredients: turmeric, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, mustard seeds, black pepper, chili pepper, curry leaves, urad daal, coconut.

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Comments

Author: Joanne (URL)
12/12/2009

I love your photo of all the spices side-by-side. That way I get to see all the yummy goodness before it gets ground to a pulp!


Author: Graziana
12/12/2009

I often arrange the ingredients for a picture before preparing them, it s part of the fun


Author: zlamushka (URL)
13/12/2009

Heya Graziana,

Havent been here in a logn time. Just wanted to remind you that you are hosting January´s Tried & Tasted Event :-) I hope you didnt forget. The Blog of the Month is Vinolia´s Blog at www.saappadu.com (Akal´s Saappadu). Vinolina lives in France and cooks lovely Indian food. Please email me if you need any info from my side.


Author: brii (URL)
10/06/2011

quanto mi piacciono queste ricette, Graziana!
dove lo posso trovare l urad dal? senza, non sarebbe sambar vero? :-/
baciusss
brii


Author: Graziana
10/06/2011

Ciao Brii, l urad dal è un tipo di lenticchie bianche che di solito vengono tostate e aggiunge ai misti di spezie. Si trovano facilmente nei negozi specializzati in articoli etnici. Si possono sostituire con le arachidi, ma ovviamente il sapore è un po differente.


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