Tuesday, August 5, 2008

How to make Sambar powder/Masala powder?

Sambar powder is very essential in most of the South Indian recipes. Nowadays there are many brands of ready- made sambar powder available. But still they cannot compete with the home-made ones.
Only the ratio should be right enough to make it perfect. So here is my mother's ratio which makes my sambar always perfect and tasty.

  • Red chilli-1/4 kg
  • Coriander seeds-1/4 kg
  • Channa dal-100g
  • Toor dal-100g
  • Urad dal-25g
  • Cumin Seeds(jeeragam)-75g
  • Pepper-50g
  • Mustard-25g
  • Rice- 40 g
  • Turmeric powder-40 g
  • Fenugreek(vendhayam)-50g
  • Asafoetida-1 & 1/2 spoon

  • Fry all the ingredients individually in a pan without oil in medium flame.
  • Take care that the ingredients are roasted evenly.
  • Powder it after allowing to cool.
  • Store in an air-tight container.

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