I have posted many recipes of sambhar powder before ,but this one is simply awesome and it is
my own recipe .This amount can be used to make 6-7 servings of sambhar/sambhar sadham.
Yesterday I made sambhar rice with this powder with a variation and I will be sharing that too
after the powder recipe below.
12-15 dry chillies
2 tblsp whole coriander seeds
1 tblsp urad dal/ulundu
1 tsp.gram dal(Channa dal/kadala Parippu)
1 tsp.tuvar dal
1/2 tsp peppercorns
2 pieces Marathi moggu (will provide image )
2 pieces turmeric
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp.cummin seeds
1 tsp Kasuri methi
1/4 dry copra (or dessicated coconut)
1 tsp gingelly oil
1/4 tsp.asafoetida (to be added after roasting the ingredients)
Roast all the ingredients in oil till the lentils turn brown.Add asafoetida .Powder and store
Note: Not necessary to grind it fine.Use 1.5 -2tblsp. per serving.
2cups basmati rice /raw rice
1/2 cup moong dal
1/2 cup tuvar dal
1/8 cup gram dal
Cook all these together in 5-6 cups water in a pressure cooker or rice cooker .After it is done
Mash it lightly.
To prepare the vegetable mix
2-3 ladies finger
A handful of broad beans
1 big carrot
A handful of ponnaganni keerai
2 inch piece ginger
2 green chillies
Thick tamarind water 1/2 cup
1 mango /1 tsp amchur powder(mango powder)
A small piece of jaggery
Salt to taste.
Cook the vegetables in 1 cup water .Once it is 3/4 done add the tamarind water,2-3
tblsp.sambhar powder,and the jaggery.Mix onto the mashed rice.You can add more water if
you like.Slow cook for 10 minutes after tempering
For the final tempering
a handful of small onions
1/4-1/2 cup ghee
1 tsp.mustard seeds
2-3 red chillies
Few curry leaves
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp cummin seed powder.
Heat ghee add the mustard seeds,red chillies,curry leaves ,onions with the spice powders and
pour into the cooking rice.Serve with chips ,raita,mint chutney.It is surely a vegan feast!
(Sorry I cudn’t upload the photo of sambhar rice now .will do it soon)