Sambar Masala Recipe

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Sambar Masala
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A tangy mixture used in the preparation of the popular South Indian Sambhar.

Ingredients of Sambar Masala

  • 2 cups whole red pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups coriander seeds (dhania)
  • 2 Tbsp mustard seeds (sarson)
  • 3 Tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 4 tsp pepper corns (sabut kali mirch)
  • 2 Tbsp fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 2 Tbsp husked split black gram (dhuli urad dal)
  • 2 Tbsp bengal gram (channa dal)
  • 2 Tbsp yellow lentils (arhar dal)
  • 2 Tbsp rice
  • 2 Tbsp asafoetida (heeng)
  • 2 Tbsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/4 cup dried curry leaves (kadi patta)

How to Make Sambar Masala

  1. Roast all the ingredients, except the turmeric powder, till very slightly colored.
  2. Remove from the heat and cool, and grind to a powder and mix in the turmeric powder.
  3. Store this masala in an airtight jar.