Sambar Powder | Sambar Masala

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Making fresh, homemade sambar powder or sambar masala (also known as sambar podi in Tamil language) is a simple task that will yield incredible results. This deeply aromatic dry masala (spice mix) is easy to make at home, and is so much more flavorful than what you would buy at the store!

sambar powder in a glass jar

About Sambar Powder

While I love the convenience of prepared spice mixes – I just don’t want to use them. Oftentimes the store bought versions are weak and/or stale.

To remedy this, I often make my own pre-mixed dry masalas using fresh, whole spices and herbs. The result is so much more flavorful!

Today I’m sharing my Mom’s sambar powder recipe with step by step photos – I’m certain you will love it!

My sambar podi is scented with citrusy coriander, earthy cumin, warming spices like fenugreek seeds, pungent black pepper, spicy chilies, and brightly colored with turmeric, making it the perfect blend for all of your sambar recipes.

If new to Indian cuisine, sambar powder is a special and unique spice blend added to the popular South Indian lentil and vegetable stew Sambar.

This easy spice mix takes just 30 minutes from start to finish, and one batch makes enough to fuel my household’s sambar obsession for up to 4 months.

If you are a fan of Indian food, I implore you to try making this delightful sambar masala; the flavor of your dishes will benefit greatly!

Tips for Best Homemade Spice Blends

Before making any homemade powder or spice mix, always keep a few things in mind so that you get the best flavor:

  • Use spices that are as fresh as possible that have not yet completed their shelf period.
  • Sort through the whole spices to remove any errant stones or insects. This is especially important for particular spices including coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Dry red chilies should feel crisp to the touch and not have any moisture. I recommend you break them open prior to using to ensure they do not have any mold growing sneakily inside.
  • The coriander seeds should also look fresh and feel crisp to the touch; if they appear to have mould or are not aromatic, then throw them away.
  • Herbs and spices will all cook at different times. As such, it is important to work in batches when you are tempering the whole spices.

This recipe yields about 200 grams of sambar masala powder, which lasts me for 3 to 4 months. (For reference, I make sambar dishes once or twice per week.)

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make Sambar Powder

Roast the Spices

1. Heat a pan and then add ½ cup coriander seeds and 2 tablespoons cumin seeds.

cumin and coriander seed in a pan for roasting

2. On a low heat, roast the coriander and cumin, stirring often, until they become fragrant and change color.

roasted cumin and coriander seed

3. It takes roughly 1 to 2 minutes to roast these spices over a low heat. They should smell aromatic. Do not brown them too much.

making sambar powder recipe by roasting whole spices

4. Remove them from the pan and add to a large plate or tray.

toasted cumin and coriander removed to a plate

5. Wipe the pan with a cotton napkin and add 16 to 18 dry red chilies. Be sure to remove the crown and the seeds from the red chilies before roasting them.

red chiles being toasted in dry pan

6. Roast the red chilies, stirring them till they change color and release a pungent smoky aroma. Place the roasted red chilies on the same plate as your other toasted spices.

chilies have become dark from toasting

7. Add 1.5 teaspoons fenugreek seeds (methi seeds). Stir often and roast them.

methi seeds added to pan for toasting and making sambar powder recipe

8. Roast till they get browned, but be careful not to burn them.

methi (fenugreek) seeds have become several shades darker from toasting

9. Remove to the same plate.

fenugreek seeds added to plate with other toasted spices for making sambar masala

10. Add 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns (sabut kalimirch).

whole black peppercorns in a dry pan

11. Stir often and roast.

using a wooden spoon to stir whole peppercorns as they are roasting for making sambhar podi

12. As soon as the black pepper becomes aromatic, remove them from the pan, to the same plate where all the spices are kept.

toasted black peppercorns look the same as untoasted, but they should smell very aromatic

Roast Lentils

If you prefer, you can rinse the lentils in water once or twice before roasting them. Rinse and drain all the water. Spread them on a small plate. Dry them in sunlight for some minutes or keep them under a fan until they are dried.

13. Now add 2 tablespoons chana dal (split and husked bengal gram) to the same pan.

chana dal added to dry pan for toasting

14. For uniform color and doneness, continue stirring at intervals while roasting the chana dal. Chana dal takes longer to cook than the spices; the lentils should become golden before removing to the plate with the other toasted spices.

chana dal roasted for sambar powder

17. Now add 1 tablespoon urad dal (split and husked black gram) to the pan.

urad dal in a dry pan

18. Keep on stirring these lentils, roasting till they become golden and aromatic. Remove them to the same plate as the other spices.

toasted urad dal for sambar powder recipe

Roast More Ingredients

19. Add ⅓ cup curry leaves. Roast the curry leaves stirring them till the leaves become crisp. Keep aside.

roasted curry leaves for sambar powder recipe

20. Now add ½ tablespoons black mustard seeds (rai).

rai (black mustard seeds) in a dry pan

21. When all the mustard seeds finish popping, then remove them and keep aside.

rai for sambar masala recipe

22. Switch off the heat now and add ½ tablespoon asafoetida (hing) in the pan.

NOTE: If you are celiac, please be sure to read the label on your asafoetida (hing); many commercially available brands process this spice with wheat.

hing in a dry pan

23. Quickly stir as soon as you add the hing (asafoetida).

toasting the hing for sambhar powder recipe

24. When the color changes and you can smell the asafoetida (hing) in the air, remove the pan from heat and keep it aside.

asafoetida has changed color and is ready for grinding into sambar masala mix

Make Sambar Masala

25. Let all the roasted spices cool down to room temperature.

roasted spices for sambar masala in whole form on a plate

26. Add the cooled spices to your spice grinder. Also add ½ tablespoon of turmeric (haldi). Depending on the size of your grinder jar, you may need to work in batches.

Please note, I have used turmeric powder and not turmeric root, as turmeric root is difficult to grind in my mixer-grinder. You can use 2 inches dried turmeric root that you crush to small bits in a mortar-pestle before adding in the grinder jar.

whole spices and turmeric in a grinder jar

27. Grind to a fine powder.

haldi for sambar powder recipe

28. Remove to a plate or bowl and mix very well. Due to grinding, the powder will become warm.

sambar powder on a plate for cooling and mixing after grinding

Store Sambar Powder

29. As soon as the masala powder cools to room temperature, then carefully spoon it in a jar.

If the masala powder does not become hot or warm while grinding, then you can store the masala powder directly in the jar.

spooning homemade sambar podi into a spice jar

30. Do tap and shake the jar, so that the sambar podi settles down while filling the jar.

homemade sambar podi masala powder recipe in a clear glass jar

31. Close tightly with a lid and keep it at room temperature.

lid added to jar with sambar masala

32. Add sambar powder to any of your favorite sambar recipes. For a serving of 4, use about 2 to 3 teaspoons of this sambar podi.

The recipe can be scaled to make a large batch. If you do scale the recipe up largely, then I recommend to grind the roasted ingredients in a local grinding mill (chakki).

sambar podi in a glass jar with a spoon in it

Storage Tips and Suggestions

Store sambar masala in a clean air-tight jar in a dry and cool place. When taking the spice mix from the jar, never use a wet spoon. Always use a dry spoon.

After you finish taking the required amount of sambar podi for your recipe, close the jar well and keep it back in the same dry and cool place. If any moisture or water goes into the jar, it will deteriorate the spice mix and may get moldy or have fungus.

This sambar powder keeps well for 3 to 4 months in a dry and cool place. Store it in a place in your kitchen which is cool, dry and does not have any moisture. You can also choose to store it in the refrigerator if you live in a hot and humid region.

I would not recommend to store sambar powder in the masala dabba (masala container box) as the aroma will fade over a period of time. It is best to store it in an air-tight steel or glass jar or container.

How To Use Homemade Sambar Powder

This homemade sambar masala powder can be used in a variety of different dishes. You can also perk up vegetable stir fries or sautéed vegetables, by adding this sambar podi. It will give the dish a complex taste and flavor.

If you plan to add this spice mix to make sambar, here are a few of my favorites:


I have a dietary restriction that keeps me from eating urad dal – what should I use as a substitute?

Simply omit the urad dal if you are unable to eat it!

Which chili peppers should I use for a restaurant style flavor?

Use byadagi red chilies, or a half-half of kashmiri red chilies and byadagi red chilies.

My sambar powder tastes bitter. Where did I go wrong?

Methi (fenugreek) has a bit of a bitter flavor on its own, so if you are eating the spice mixture plain, it may end up tasting rather sharp or bitter. Once you add it to a sambar recipe, it should taste good! If the resulting recipe tastes bitter, then I expect you likely roasted your whole spices for too long.

Can I add coconut to this sambar powder recipe?

Yes of course! Coconut gives a nice flavor to the sambar masala. Add about ⅓ cup of shredded desiccated coconut (unsweetened). You do need to roast the coconut until golden.

Later powder or grind the roasted coconut with the remaining roasted ingredients. But keep in mind that with coconut the shelf-life of sambar powder will reduce. I suggest to keep this sambar powder with coconut in the refrigerator and not at room temperature.

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sambar powder in a glass jar

Sambar Powder | Sambar Masala

Fresh, fragrant, sambar powder made with roasted spices and lentils. Making fresh, homemade sambar masala (also known as sambar podi in Tamil) is a simple task that will yield incredible results.
4.92 from 50 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Course Condiment
Diet Vegan
Difficulty Level Moderate
Servings 200 grams


  • ½ cup coriander seeds – 40 grams
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 16 to 18 dry red chillies – halved and seeds removed
  • 1.5 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon chana dal (split husked bengal gram)
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal (split husked black gram)
  • cup curry leaves
  • ½ tablespoon mustard seeds
  • ½ tablespoon asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ tablespoon turmeric powder (ground turmeric)


Roasting Spices, Lentils

  • Before you begin roasting the ingredients, measure them and set aside. Halve or break the dry red chillies and remove the seeds with a spoon. Also remove their crowns.
  • Heat a frying pan and then add coriander seeds and cumin seeds.
  • On a low heat, stir and roast the coriander seeds and cumin seeds, till they become fragrant and change color. It just takes 1 to 2 minutes in low heat to roast these. They should smell aromatic. Do not brown them too much.
  • Then remove from the pan and add to a large plate or tray.
  • Wipe the pan with a cotton napkin and add dry red chilies. Remove the crown and seeds from the red chilies, before roasting them.
  • Roast the red chilies, stirring them till they change color and you can get their pungent smoky aroma. Place the roasted red chilies in the same plate.
  • Now add the fenugreek seeds. Stir often and roast them. Roast till they get browned but make sure not to burn or brown them too much. Remove in the same plate.
  • Add black peppercorns. Stir often and roast. The black peppers will get aromatic and this is the time you remove them from the pan. Add roasted black peppers to the same plate, where all the spices are kept.
  • Now add chana dal to the same pan. Keep on stirring at intervals, while roasting the chana dal. Chana dal takes longer to cook than the spices. The dal should get browned or golden. For uniform cooking and color, keep on stirring them. Remove aside in the same plate.
  • Now add urad dal to the pan. Keep on stirring these lentils too while roasting them. Roast till they become golden and you a get a nice waft of the roasted urad dal. Remove them in the same plate.
  • Add curry leaves (fresh or dried). Roast the curry leaves till the leaves become crisp. Keep aside.
  • Next add mustard seeds. When all the mustard seeds finish popping, then remove them and keep aside.
  • Switch off the heat now and add asafoetida (hing) in the pan. Quickly stir as soon as you add the asafoetida.
  • Only the color needs to change of the hing and you should get its aroma. Remove and keep aside.

Making sambar powder

  • Now let all the roasted spices cool down and come at room temperature.
  • In your grinder jar, add the spices. Also add turmeric powder. I ground in two batches. Depending on the size, you can grind in 2 to 3 batches or in one go.
  • Grind to a fine powder.
  • Remove the ground sambar powder on a plate. If grinding in batches, remove the ground masala on a plate and mix very well. Due to grinding the sambar powder will become warm.
  • Once the sambar powder cools at room temperature, then spoon it carefully in a jar.
  • Do tap and shake the jar, so that the sambar podi settles down while filling the jar.
  • Close tightly with a lid and keep at room temperature. Use as needed when making any recipes with it.

Usage and Storage Suggestions

  • Add sambar powder to any of the sambar recipes you make. For a serving of 4, add about 2 to 3 teaspoons of this sambar masala.
  • Store the sambar masala powder in a clean air-tight jar in a dry, cool place. When taking the spice mix from the jar, always use a dry spoon. Never use a wet spoon.
  • Note that if any moisture or water goes into the jar, it will deteriorate the spice blend and may get moldy or have fungus. 
  • After you are done with taking the required amount of sambar masala for your recipe, close the jar well with its lid.
  • This sambar powder keeps well for 3 to 4 months in a dry and cool place. Store it in a cool and dry place in your kitchen which does not have any moisture. if you live in a hot and humid region then store in the refrigerator.


  • Use spices that are within their shelf period. Check the spices carefully for hidden mold or fungi or insects. If the spices have gone rancid or do not smell good, then discard them. 
  • For dry red chillies, break them open and check to see if there is any mold or fungal growth inside. The red chillies should feel crisp and dry. If they feel moist or wet, this means the presence of a mold inside. Do not use such dried red chillies. 
  • If you want, you can choose to rinse the lentils in water before roasting them. Prior to roasting lentils, rinse once or twice in water. Drain the water spread them on a small plate. Sun dry them for some minutes or keep them under a fan until they are dried. 
  • If you want to add coconut, then add about ⅓ cup shredded desiccated coconut. Roast the coconut until golden and grind or powder with the remaining ingredients. But do note that with coconut, the shelf life will reduce. So I recommend to store this sambar powder made with coconut in the refrigerator.
  • Store the sambar powder in a cool, dry place in an air-tight jar or container. 
  • This recipe can be scaled to make a larger portion or a smaller portion. If you plan to make a very large barch, then I recommend to grind or powder the roasted ingredients in your local flour mill (chakki). 
  • Note that the approximate nutrition info is for 1 teaspoon of sambar powder.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Sambar Powder | Sambar Masala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 13 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 208IU4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 45mg225%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 79mg96%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 1µg1%
Calcium 30mg3%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 464µg116%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 7mg2%
Phosphorus 9mg1%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. It was wonderful, I have a business and all my customers just loved it. Thank you so much for the amazing recipe!! 😊😊☺️☺️5 stars

  2. Hi mam I tried ur recepis very nice I want sambar powder ingredients with measurement for 250 gram chilly other ingredients I cont take correct measure pls send me for large quantities

    1. Thanks. I am sorry I won’t be able to give you the proportions for 250 grams chilli as I have not measured the chillies in grams.

  3. Best sambhar powder ever!!!! Everyone loved it a lot home. Thank you for sharing such an awesome recipe 🙂5 stars

  4. Thank you so much Dassana!! It’s the first time I ever tried preparing Sambhar and that too with homemade Sambhar powder…. Everyone at home just loved it!!!! I actually tried with half of the quantity you specified.. and it is over within one week.. preparing it again today with the quantity mentioned ???????? but before that, wanted to give you the appreciation you so deserve for turning a North-eastern Indian into a pro Sambhar maker ????????5 stars

    1. most welcome deepshikha. so glad to know this. anyone can cook and make delicious food if the recipe is foolproof and presented well. every day even i learn so many things be it in life or cooking. i still need to try my hands on northeastern indian food which i never make except for thukpa and momos ????. thanks again and wish you all the best.

  5. I love ur recipes ma’am, they r awesome. Some recipes r quick, time saving n always tastier. Thank u so much for ur efforts n sharing ur good work with us.4 stars

    1. thank you dr deepmala ????. felt good to read your comment. most welcome and happy cooking.

  6. Hi dassana,
    Can urad dal be skipped?
    It’s forbidden in diet of one of my folks..
    Thanks a lot for the recipe.

        1. welcome ruchi. now i reply everday to comments in the evening. i have been travelling too much last year and even this year so far. now settled and travelling has stopped, so having some time to reply to comments and take care of the blog.

    1. yes the cup measures 250 ml. will add in the recipe card. while changing the format i forgot to add.

  7. Hi Amit, First time I saw your recipe, on Google. Usually I go to YouTube first. The best recipe for Sambhar powder and very well written instructions with pictures to look at.

    I have a question, when I make dosa it is crispy first a few minutes after putting in a plate, it gets softer. How to make crispy dosa that stays crispy in the plate till end?
    Please help. Thank you very much.

    1. thanks a lot pooja. to get crispness dosa, some ingredients are added like chana dal or more of urad dal in the dosa batter. these dosas stay crispy for a long time. if proportion of urad dal is increased, it gives crisp dosas. if proportion of rice is more, it yields soft dosas.

  8. Thanks for the go-to recipe for Sambhar powder…I can never remember the proportions right 😛 so your recipe comes quite handy. Also. the pictures help a lott..I have got compliments from my in-laws for the aromatic and tasty sambhar powder. Thanks once again..:)5 stars

    1. Welcome Shubs. Glad to know that everyone liked the sambar powder recipe. Thanks for this lovely feedback.

  9. Why do Onion is added to ready made masala powder…. Will the taste differ in this homemade powder from the market one?

    1. i presume onion is added as it gives more strong flavor. but in sambar powder, onion is not added. each sambar powder has a different taste and flavor. it all depends on the types of spices used and their amount.

  10. Heyyy.. thanks a lot amit. Your recipies has made my newly married life easier. All recipes are quiet awsome and easy to follow bcz of the pics u add. I try 1 recipe every evening and when I serve it to my husbnd he likes them soo much. Thank u soooo much for your uploads. There is a request plz add some new snacks recipies.
    Thanks a lot again ????

    1. thanks a lot and nice to know. i have already added many snacks and starter recipes.

  11. i really like your recipes. by learning from web site.i really can cook.thanks to you

  12. Thank you so much for the recipe. While making sambhar powder washing of dals isn’t needed?5 stars

  13. Hi,
    If I were to use coriander powder instead of its seeds, then what would be the proportion? Thanks!4 stars

  14. Thanks for the prompt reply.Also I would like to know red chillies in grams measure.I already cooked dal mixture,waiting to make sambar powder as soon as I hear from you.Thanks once again.

    1. barb, i have not measured the red chilies in grams and right now i do not have byadagi chilies, so that i can measure them. so unable to help you here you can just add 18 byadagi chilies.

  15. Which chillies will give restaurant style flavour?Kashmiri chillies or byadagi chillies will taste good.I have both the chillies with me.Also too much spicy is not a problem for us.Please let me know ASP.

    1. use byadagi red chilies. you can also use half-half of kashmiri red chilies and byadagi red chilies.

  16. hi dassana!prepared this powder yesterday & added it sambar today.result was- awesome & tasty sambar.thanks for sharing this recipe5 stars

  17. Hi dassana,
    The ready-made sambar masala often makes the curry way too spicy for us. Hence, I was thinking of trying to make it at home…
    In the sambar masala, do red & black pepper add any flavour or they are there just to contribute spiciness? I mean, can I skip the red chilly altogether and half the black pepper?

    1. ruchi, both red and black pepper add to flavor and also a bit of heat. generally sambar powder is not spicy. also do use red chilies which are low in heat and spiciness, like kashmiri red chilies or byadagi red chilies. i would suggest not to reduce either as then some flavor profile is lost.

  18. I prepared this powder and it tastes bitter. Can u pls help me on identifying where did I go wrong?

    1. there will be a bit of bitterness in the powder due to methi seeds. but once you add in the sambar, the bitterness is not felt. if the methi seeds or any of the spices including red chilies have been roasted too much, then the sambar powder will taste bitter. hope this helps.

  19. I just tried sambar powder recipe, smells amazing. Which variety of red chilly did you use? since i am out of guntur have added ramnad, hope it turns out fine 🙂

  20. One of the things i remember from my childhood is that the sambar from every house was unique. We did not have any ready sambar mixes then. You really have a wonderful blog. I can trust any recipe blindly and it will come out well. 🙂 just made this sambar powder and the aroma is just fantastic. Thank you so much,i am going to try it out tomorrow in a sambar .

    1. thank you much zoe. agree that each household have their own unique recipe. thanks again.

  21. Hi Dassana,
    I just wanted to clarify that dry coriander if 1/2 cup should be equal to 125 gym based on 1 cup equal to 250 gems. Does the recipe call for only 40 gms? Could you please clarify.

    1. hi roma, 1/2 cup coriander seeds is 40 grams. the cup used is 250 ml in volume. but when we measure ingredients, each substance has a different density, so the weight measures in grams is different for each ingredient. eg 1/2 cup rice weighs 100 grams, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour weighs 60 grams and 1/2 cup sugar weighs 75 grams.

  22. wonderful blog you have Dassana…. What brand grinder you use? Is it wet and dry? I have been looking to buy a grinder for chutneys…Thanks in advance.5 stars

    1. thanks hishanthi. i use a mixer-grinder which has both dry as well as wet grinding jars and a juicer cum blender. the brand is preethi and the one i use is the blue leaf one.

  23. I find it very helpful to read this post about making your own spice powders.
    The last time I had to grind spices (it was the kadai mushroom recipe) I had to make do with my immersion blender in a tall jar because I do not own any equipment to grind spices with aside from a mortar and pestle.
    I had to block the spices from flying out of the jar with my hands.
    The result was not great, I only achieved a coarse powder.
    Maybe you could do a FAQ (frequently asked questions) post about cooking utensils and equipment?
    I do not know anyone who cooks indian dishes, and I have only recently been cooking indian recipes.
    I have no idea what kind of equipment to buy for grinding spices and things like cashews to a fine powder.
    Some indian sites recommend a coffee grinder for this, but I also heard someone mention a wet and dry grinder.
    I don’t know what type of equipment is best to buy, perhaps you could share your opinion on this?

    1. thanks yvonne. i wonder how you managed to gring the spices with an immersion blender in a jar. with an immersion blender the spices would be coarsely ground. in india we use a lot of ground spices. so one needs a sturdy mixer-grinder. most indian brands are good. the one i use is preethi brand. usually these mixer-grinders have a dry grinding jar and a wet grinder jar. the dry grinder jars can be used to grind spices, coffee, cashews and dry fruits. the wet grinding jar is used to grind batter for idli-dosa and even coconut pastes for curries or coconut chutneys. here is a link to a variation of the model i use. i have 4 jars and this model has 3 jars. also the one i have has 750 watts and this model has 550 watts. you can search on amazon for more brands and read their reviews and then buy. link –

      thanks for the suggestion of the FAQ. will consider doing this post. happy cooking 🙂

      1. I made a reply earlier but it’s not showing up.
        I’d like to say thank you for the explanation and the link.

  24. Hi Dassana,

    It is as if you read my mind…my store bought sambar powder got over a few days and I had checked your blog and could not find the recipe for sambar powder and here it is 2-3 days later! I will use this to make home-made sambar powder…thanks! Today I made dhokla from your blog (steamed version) and it was good..the only failure i have till now is wheat bread which did not get baked well..I will try that again!


    1. pleased to know this purva we got telepathy to make smabar powder 😉 glad you liked the dhokla surely try the wheat bread. let us know what problem you exactly facing while baking the bread? and you are welcome.

      1. Hi Dassana,

        I made this sambar powder and used it to make sambar at home…we really liked was a little spicy because of the red chillies I used to make the powder so used it in lesser quantity but it gave good taste to the sambar. Thanks…

        For whole wheat bread the inside is always a little moist and crumbly for me…I think I need to get a better bread pan as well since I have a really wide one.

        1. thanks purva for the feedback. if you use less hot red chilies, like byadagi chilies or kashmiri chilies, then the sambar powder will be less spicy and it will be have a bright red color.

          could be due to the pan size. i experimented cake batter with a few different pan sizes and figured out that the cake can go for a toss if not made in the right pan. the same thing would apply for bread too.

  25. Looks amazing..what would be the quantity of ingredients to make it for half a kilo or kilo sambar powder?

    1. thanks. difficult to tell as the the recipe should be tried and tested.

  26. Looks great…..but am wondering if mixie will powder the ingredients so well…..

    1. if its a good quality grinder, then it will powder very well. i always use my dry grinder for making various masalas at home.

  27. Thanks a lot.. had been waiting for this recipe since a long time… i love the way u take pictures… its very easy to follow ur recipes…

  28. I always make food from ur recipes..i dnt have words but just wanted to tell dat i really love u5 stars

  29. Your recipes are very delicious and easy to follow. I tried matar kachori, came out well.
    Kids liked it.Keep posting new recipes.5 stars

  30. Hi Dassana,
    Fabulous sambhar powder recipe.u reminded me of my mother..she used to make this powder at home for sambhar.thanks for sharing the recipe…
    Prabha5 stars