Sambar powder or Sambar podi is South Indian style lentil and spice powder used in making Sambar. There will be many recipes for Sambar powder, this is our family recipe. I always like to make all kinds of masala powders at home and store it in the refrigerator for 3 to 6 months. They are easy to make and can last for months.
Hot steamed rice with Sambar and ghee is the match made in heaven. Sambar is a quite staple food in all South Indian homes. Sambar with idly or rice or dosa or roti will be a complete and satisfying meal. Sometimes I use this sambar powder in stir fried veggies or in vermicelli upma to give that south Indian touch.
This is very easy to make, just get all the ingredients ready and you can do this in 15 minutes. I have dry roasted all the ingredients, you can roast them with little oil. But if you plan to store this for more time, better not to use oil as it may go rancid. And better store this in the refrigerator if you are making in large batches.
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