How to make sambar powder at home–Homemade easy sambar powder recipe

   I have never made sambar powder on my own. I always get a huge stock from my native place. I store it in a freezer and use small quantities at regular intervals and it lasts till my next visit to India. But I have seen my mom make the powder at home.I have even bought back the powder made by my grandmom. So as I had mentioned in this post, I am posting my grandmom’s sambar powder recipe for people who wish to make it at home.


  • Cuisine: south indian
  • Preparation Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins


500 gms Coriander seeds
250 gms Chana dal
50 gms Tuvar dal
1 tsp Urad dal
25 gm Methi seeds
100 gms Red chillies


  1. Dry roast all the ingredients seperately till they turn a golden brown. Grind it together in a mixer to a fine powder. Sieve if you wish to remove the solids. Store the powder in a airtight container.
  2.  Notes-
  3. Add more red chillies if you prefer it more spicy.
  4. You can also use whole turmeric pieces. Grind along 2-3 pieces of turmeric.

You can get it ground in a mill if you have the facility.

large quantities of powder can be stored in a freezer for longer shelf life.

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  1. Hamaree Rasoi

    Wow! the powder looks so colorful and aromatic!Deepa

  2. Very useful post.. Love the color of the sambar powder.. Seems to be very flavorful..


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