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Sambhar Powder 2, A South Indian Dal Spice Mix, Uma Venugopal's

Sambar Masala 2

Uma Venugopal

This powder can be used for making both sambhar and rasam. Also see Sambhar Powder 1, Sambhar and Rasam. Use one teaspoon of the powder to make sambhar for 4 people.


  • 2 cups coriander seeds or dhania seeds

  • 2 cups red chillies

  • 1/4 cup pepper corns or kali mirch

  • 1/4 cup cumin seeds or jeera

  • 1/2 cup Bengal gram dal (channa dal)

  • 1 big bunch curry leaves (not bay leaves)

  • 2 tsp. turmeric powder


  1. Dry roast all the ingredients in wok on low heat, separately, except turmeric, until they give out a strong ‘roast’ aroma.

  2. Cool and grind all the ingredients to a fine powder.

  3. Store in an air tight jar.


  • This mix will last for quite a few months in your cupboard.

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