Sambar Masala Recipe

Sambar Masala might have been a major south Indian spice but due to its aroma and taste it has become famous all over the world.

The Sambhar prepared with these spices can be had with Dosa, Idli or Vada. Sambhar Masala can also be used in the form of Tawa masala while stir frying or Tawa frying vegetables.

-Ingredients for Sambar Masala

  • Chana Dal - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal -  1/2 tbsp
  • Whole coriander(dhaniya) - 3 tbsp
  • Jeera(cumin seeds) - 1tbsp
  • Methi seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cloves - 20
  • Blabk pepper - 1tsp
  • Elaichi(cardamom) - 4 (peeled)
  • Rie -  1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp
  • Heeng(asafoetida) - 3 to 4 pinch
  • Red chilly powder - 10 to 12(whole)
  • Curry leaves - 20 to 25(whole
  • Cinnamon - 2 pieces

- How to make Sambar Masala

Sambar Powder
Put the Chana and Urad dal on the pan(Tawa) and fry till they turn light brown. Take out the fried dals on a plate.

Put coriander, Jeera, Methi, Rie all of the spices in the pan and fry till these turn light brown then take them out.

Once the spices cool down, mix all the remaining spices and dals, grind to make a fine powder. Sambhar Masala is ready.

Fill the Masala in an air-tight container, whenever you are preparing  Sambhar use this Sambhar Masala.

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