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Sambar Powder I (Sambar Podi I)

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Category: Indian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Oil
  • 2 c Red chillies
  • 1 3/4 cn Coriander seeds
  • 4 tb Cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tb Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 1/2 tb Black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 tb Brown mustard seeds
  • 2 ts Ground turmeric
  • 2 ts Bengal gram dal; picked over
  • -& rinsed (yellow split
  • -peas, channa dal)
  • 2 ts Red gram dal (pigeon peas;
  • -toor dal), picked over &
  • -rinsed
  • 2 ts Poppy seeds
  • 2 lg Sticks cinnamon bark
  • A few curry leaves


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy frying pan or skillet. Add the chillies
and saute for 1 - 3 minutes.

In a heavy saucepan, dry-roast all the other ingredients until they each
give off a strong aroma. (However, do not roast the ground turmeric.)

Place all the ingredients in an electric blender or food processor. Blend
into a fine powder.

Store in an airtight container and use as required.

Makes 7 ounces.

>From Dakshin, Vegetarina Cuisine From South India by Chandra Padmanabhan.

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