Authentic Tamil Nadu Sambar Powder | Traditional Aromatic Spicy Chettinad Sambar Podi | Home made Sambar Podi

Sambar is one of the main lunch menu for many of the South Indians. The taste of Sambar is enhanced by the Sambar Podi. Homemade sambar podi has got a rich flavor and aroma compared to the readymade. I usually prefer homemade podis as it gives a rich taste to the dish. Read this article to know how to make this Aromatic and Spicy Sambar Podi at your home.

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Authentic Tamil Nadu Sambar Powder

Chettinad Sambar Podi


Spicy Hot Sambar Podi in Traditional Style 

Authentic Tamil Nadu Sambar Powder

Ingredients for Sambar podi

Ingredients to make Sambhar Podi 

Coriander seeds - 1 1/2 cup
Red chillies - 3 cups
Kadalaiparuppu/Channa dal - 1/2 cup
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Fenugreek - 1 tbsp.
Jeera - 2 tbsp.
Pepper - 2 tbsp.
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp.

Method  to make Sambhar Podi 

1. Fry all of the above ingredients one by one separately in a pan without oil. Always fry in low flame this is the most important tip for flavorful sambar podi.

2. Allow this to cool. Let the ingredients cool completely.

3. Grind the fried ingredients in a mixie. Do not overload the mixer if you grind in large quantities grind in two batches and mix well. Grind it to a coarse texture do not make it into fine powder.

4. Store it in a air tight container.

5. Use 2 to 3 tablespoon sambar podi when preparing sambar.

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