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Homemade sambar powder recipe

Sambar powder recipe

Sambar powder is flavorful powder made with roasted spices like chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, etc.,
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Sravanthi


  • 1 tbsp Chana dal
  • 1 tbsp Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Dry coconut powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander or dhaniya seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin or jeera seeds
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Fenugreek or methi seeds
  • ½ tsp Whole black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 4 Whole red chili
  • 2 1-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 5 Cloves
  • 5 Green cardamom


  • Heat a pan and dry roast all ingredients one by one except salt and turmeric powder.
  • Once all ingredients are cooled, grind them in a spice grinder. I like it to be a little coarse powder.


  1. This recipe will yield 6 tbsp of Sambar powder. This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
  2. You can fry the ingredients in little oil but the final powder might go rancid if stored for many days.
  3. This powder can be stored easily for 3 to 4 months in the refrigerator.