How To Prepare Sambar Masala Powder At Home?

We all love to add the flavorful Sambar Masala powder in the South Indian sambar recipe. However, what will forget is the adulteration and harmful ingredients possessed by the readymade masala pouches.

In order to live a healthy life, it is important to stay miles away from such contents. Prepare your own sambar masala powder at home with just use simple ingredients. The best part about preparing the sambar masala powder at home is the quality and the taste you get.


None of the commercialized masalas can give you such an exotic taste likewise our recipe.  Hence, Check out the ingredients below and you will never feel like buying the commercial sambar masala powder from the market ever again.


Ingredients we need to prepare the powder at home –

You can also use this homemade sambar masala powder in other recipes and stuffings. Since it has a very good flavor, it is definitely going to add a very distinct taste to the prepared cuisines.

  • 20-30 Kari Patta
  • 1tb whole coriander
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Fenugreek seed
  • 1 tbsp cumin Speed
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • 2 tbsp chana dal
  • 5 pinch Hing
  • 5 dried red Chillies
  • 4 cardamom
  • half tablespoon black pepper
  • 12 Cloves
  • 2 black cardamom
  • 2 pieces of dalchini
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder


Step by step guide to preparing homemade Sambar Powder at home-

  • Step 1 – Make sure that you roast the lentils during the initial stage for almost 5 minutes on a low flame and eventually add all the whole spices. Do not roast turmeric powder at all.
  • Step 2 – Add bay leaves and other spices along with asafoetida and they let it all cook in a low flame for 10 minutes in low flame. Let them get brown in color and keep on stirring them.
  • Step 3 – Let them cool down in room temperature.
  • Step 4 – churn them in the mixture grinder and add turmeric powder in the preparation.
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Always ensure that you never increase the flame of the gas because that would end up burning the essence and devoiding the homemade sambar masala from the original flavor. Keep the gas flame at low and gradually roast all the ingredients together in a nonstick pan.


It is very easy to prepare the homemade sambar masala powder as long as you follow our step-by-step guide. Make sure that you maintain the standard quantity because that is very important to get that impeccable flavor.


Always remember that while using sambar masala in any recipe, you keep the content of turmeric powder low. since, homemade sambar masala already has a sufficient amount of turmeric, adding more quantity of it is going to spoil the flavor.


I love to add sambar masala recipe in Maggi and aloo tamatar ki sabji. It gives a very different flavor to them. Do try it out once and you will always feel like following the suit.

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