Sambhar Powder

Saambhar Powder, home made

Pointer 1: This is the authentic and the best Iyer Saambhar podi.


  • 4 cups dry red chillies
  • 2 cups coriander seeds^
  • 1/2 ┬ácup channa dhal^
  • 1/2 cup toor dhal^
  • 2 cups coriander seeds^
  • 1 tsp. fenugreek seeds^
  • 1/2 cup turmeric pieces


Sun dry the above ingredients on flat trays on a day when the temperature is around 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Grind them all to a very fine powder. I store them in air tight containers or double bag them in zip lock bags and store in the refrigerator. One large zip lock lasts for months.

^ Please contact me for any of these ingredients or utensils.

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