Saturday, December 24, 2011

Authentic South Indian Mysore Sambar Powder

South Indian sambar is a globally relished dish. The taste of sambar lies in its vital ingredient i.e sambar powder. Here is an authentic sambar powder recipe.  

  1. Chana Dal – (split dehusked black chick peas)- ½ cup 
  2. Coriander seeds (dhania) – 1 cup 
  3. Cinnamon – 1 inch 
  4. Red chillies (broken) – ½ cup 
  5. Curry leaves – ¼ cup 
  6. Methi (fenugreek seeds)- ¼ tea spoon 
  7. Poppy seeds – ½ spoon 
  8. Dry coconut- 2 cups Asafetida – 1 pinch 

Method of preparation: Place a kadahi (wok) on stove. Roast each ingredient separately till they turn golden brown. Mix all ingredients in a plate and allow them to cool down to room temperature. Powder everything together in blender and store this fine powder in an airtight container.