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

1 drumstick 

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)


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