Homemade sambar masala
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Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe

Homemade Sambar Powder is an integral ingredient in South Indian Cuisine. The Sambar Powder has lentils, curry leaves and dry spices.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 1/2 Cup coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 12 - 15 dry red chilies
  • 1 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds methi dana
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorn
  • 2 tbsp chana dal
  • 1 tbsp white urad dal
  • 1/3 Cup dry curry leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard seeds rai
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida hing
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder


  • Measure all the ingredients and set aside.
  • Dry roast red chillies till the chillies turn crisp. Set aside.
  • Dry roast coriander and cumin seeds over medium heat till the aroma is released.
  • Then dry roast the dals, each separately till golden brown and set aside.
  • Dry roast fenugreek seeds, peppercorns, for 3 - 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Next dry roast the curry leaves till they turn crisp.
  • At last, dry roast mustard seeds and hing. Once seeds start spluttering turn off the heat.
  • Collect all the ingredients and let them cool down.
  • Now add all the roasted ingredients along with the turmeric powder in the grinder.
  • Blend to a smooth powder. If your mixer jar is small in size, grind the masala in batches.
  • Spread the Sambar Podi in a plate and set aside to cool down.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


Serving: 100grams | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 15.9g | Fat: 8.8g