Showing posts with label Sambar Masala Powder. Show all posts
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February 8, 2013

Sambar powder recipe - Sambar masala without dry coconut

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Sambar powder recipe -This is a very flavorful and durable sambar powder which can be stored for about an year. I have not used dry coconut in this sambar masala to increase the shelf life of t it. Instead, I use fresh coconut paste when I prepare  sambar. Small kids usually do not like spicy food.  Therefore, I have used only forty  byadagi dry red chillies in this sambar powder which is rich in colour and less spicy.  Byadagi red chillies are less pungent and deep in red colour in comparison to spicy  Guntur dry red chillies. While making sambar, I adjust chilli powder according to our taste. 

Preparation time - 30 minutes
Cooking time - 45 minutes
Yield - 14 cups sambar powder

Ingredients
  • 2 cups curry leaves
  • 40 dry red chillies / (byadagy chilli )
  • 2 + 3/4 cups bengal gram dal / chana dal
  • 1 + 1/3 cups split black gram / urad dal
  • 2 + 3/4 cups coriander seeds / dhania seeds
  • 1 + 1/3 cups cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1/2 cup fenugreek seeds / methi dana
  • 2 tbsp black pepper / kaali mirch
  • 12 x 5" pieces cinnamon / dalchini
  • 60 cloves / lavang
  • 5 tsp asafoetida powder / hing
  • 2  + 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • 1/2  cup oil
Method 
  1. Handpick and clean all the ingredients. 
  2. Heat 1/2 cup of oil in a frying pan and fry curry leaves and  dry red chillies separately till they become crisp. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. In the same frying pan,  fry  the chana dal,  urad dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, black pepper, cinnamon pieces and cloves separately  till they become crisp. Do not fry asafoetida powder and turmeric powder.
  4. Mix all the fried ingredients together and allow them to cool. Then add the asafoetida powder and turmeric powder to the fried ingredients and mix well. 
  5. Put the ingredients in a mixer jar and grind it to a  fine powder.  Grind in batches.
  6. Sieve the powder on a medium sieve and mix  the powder well. 
  7. Store this powder in an air tight container.  This sambar powder can be stored for about an year.
sambar powder ready to store

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