Sambhar or Sambar Powder

You will need:-
  • 75 g coriander seeds  - dhana seeds
  • 50 g cumin seeds - Jeera
  • 20 g black pepper  - Mari dana
  • 20 g mustard seeds - Rai
  • 20 g fenugreek seeds - Methi dana
  • 20 g dried whole red chillies - Lal sukhi mirch
  • 40 g bangal gram daal - channa daal
  • 40 g black gram daal - urad daal
  • 15 g cinnamon and cloves
  • 15 g ground turmeric
  • 15-20 washed  fresh curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida - hing

Pat dry washed curry leaves and leave it aside.
Place all the ingredients ( except curry leaves and turmeric ) on the griddle, and roast on a low heat without any oil.
When you turn the heat off add curry leaves and mix.
Let it cool completely and grind together with turmeric powder and hing.
Once again let it cool for few minutes and store in airtight container.
Thhe shelf life of the powder is about 12 months easily.
Use whenever you need it.



  1. Simply love this kind of super flavourful homemade spice powder.

  2. Very informative post, a flavorful powder.

  3. wow jagruti
    very easy and simple recipe , i always wanted to make sambhar powder at home, but never tried my hand on i feel that it is very difficult to make. now i will definitely try this.



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