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Sambhar Podi


A powder to make Authentic south Indian recipe "Sambhar"

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  • Dhania (coriander seeds) - 2 cups
  • Peppercorn (whole) -1/2 cup
  • Tuar dal (pigeon pea) - 1/2 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1 tablespoon.
  • Red Chilli powder and Turmeric powder- Measured at last


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Dry roast in the following order:
Roast Pepper- till it cracks
Roast Dhania, Tuar dal and fenugreek -till dal turns brown.

Step 2

In a mixer, grind all into a fine powder.

Step 3

Measure the amount of powder.
Add 2 powder:1 (or) 3/4 chilli powder depending on how spicy you want: 1/4 cup or 1 cooking spoon Turmeric powder.

Step 4

Let it cool. Store preferably in a glass container.


My Cheat sheet: Add same amount of coriander powder and pepper powder instead of coriander seeds and peppercorns.

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