Regular Sambhar Masala from Tamil Nadu
Contributed by Meenakshi Rajagopalan
Sambhar Masala is a unique blend of spices which are dry roasted and then grounded to form a fine powder. Later this spice powder is then added to lentil based dal with vegetables to make authentic Sambhar. Each household has their own variation.
- Dhaniya seeds - 1 cup
- Chana dal - 3/4 cup
- Methi seeds - 1/8 cup
- Dried Red chilli - 1/2 cup
- Dry roast all the ingredients separately, once cool add to a mixie with haldi powder and grind them to a fine powder.
- To make in bulk, the ingredients can be sun dried and powdered at a local grinder shop.