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Sambar Powder Recipe

Sambar powder recipe- homemade, delicious, fresh and flavorful samabar powder for making best sambar. Sambar is one of the most popular Tamil recipe. There are many varieties of sambar like idli sambar, onion sambar, udupi sambhar in south India. This homemade sambar powder is what you use for delicious everyday no grind sambar. Here is how you can male best sambar powder at home with roasted spices.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: condiment
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 25 servings
Calories: 589kcal
Author: Harini


  • high power blender or mixer grinder


  • 1 cup dried red chilies
  • 1 cup dried coriander seeds
  • 1/2 cup toor dal split pigeon peas
  • 1/4 cup chana dal split chickpea lentil
  • 1/8 cup black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoon fenugreek seeds methi seeds


  • Get ready with your ingredients by measuring them correctly for making sambar powder. The blow picture just shows all the ingredients and not actual measurements. We must ensure the lentils and spices are very clean before making any spice blend. See tips for more details.
  • Heat a heavy pan or cast iron kadai well. Dry roast each ingredient separately, one after the other for 2-3 minutes in medium flame. If you are using turmeric powder don't roast it.
  • Remove to a big plate and let the ingredients for sambar podi cool thoroughly.
  • Transfer the cooled ingredients to a high power mixer or blender jar and grind to a very smooth powder. You may grind in batches, sift and grind again if needed.
  • transfer the prepared sambar podi to a big plate and spread well. Store sambar powder in clean dry container after 15 minutes. Always use a clean dry spoon to take required quantity.


  • You can halve or double this recipe
  • vary the proportion of any ingredient as per taste


Serving: 3.5cups | Calories: 589kcal