"Sambar Powder is one of the most vital ingredients used in most of the South Indian Dishes like Sambar,Rasam,and even in fried curries.It exists from the 19th century only .Prior to this , red chillis with grinded Dhaniyas or coriander seeds were used in the dishes.But use of Sambar powder increases the taste and flavour of the recipes made out of it.


Red Chillis - 1/2 Kg.

Coriander Seeds or Dhaniya - 1/2 kg.

Bengal Gram - 50 grams.

Thuvar Dhal - 50 grams

Pepper - 25 grams

Cumin seeds - 2 tablespoons


Step 1:Dry the above ingredients in the sunlight for about 5 to 6 hours.
Fry the above ingredients without oil in a dry frying pan till they turn light reddish brown.

Step 2:Then , Grind (dry) all the above dried ingredients in a mixer-grinder to get finely grinded Sambar powder.

Thus , Sambar Powder is ready to be used in any of the recipes.

*Do not over fry or over dry the ingredients as it will taste bitter then.
* Take all the ingredients in the above mentioned quantity only.
*Grind the dried ingredients finely.