Tuesday, February 12, 2008


This is the best sambhar powder i have used and i got this from my mom and i have been using this pdr all my life and i like nothing better than this.


coriander seeds-1 cup
urad dal-1/4 cup
red chillies-4 nos
chana dal-1 tbsp
turmeric pdr-2 tsp
asafoetida-2 tsp
curry leaves-a lil
methi-1 tbsp
cumin seeds-1tsp


Dry roast everything except turmeric pdr and asafoetida, separately since everything is of different texture and takes different times to roast and on a low flame.Mix everything together and while its still hot add turmeric pdr and asafoetida.Grind them all together when its still warm.This will give a good flavour to the pdr.Store it in tight container in a shade away from moisture.


rv said...

Thanks for that sambar powder recipe:) I think I will add more chillis to make it a lil bit spicy just for me :) not for v :))

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ranji said...

I too like it spicy so i add some chilli pdr while making the sambar.Thanks roopa i was wondering how to get that foodie blogroll thin in my blog too that was one of my doubts....i have joined it:)

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