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the sambar sounded interesting too... here's a recipe to make your own

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Posted to Thread #18721 at 4:29 am on Aug 4, 2010

Sambhar (sambar) powder spice is an important spice in south Indian dishes. It is used in many south indian dishes. You can make the spice as given below.

Ingredients for Sambhar

* Bengal gram dal (urad dal), 1 Tbsp
* Coriander seeds, 2 tsp
* Cumin seeds, 1 tsp
* Turmeric powder, 1 tsp
* Fenugreek seeds (dana methi), 1 tsp
* Hing (asoefetida), 1/4 tsp
* Mustard seeds, 1 tsp
* Red chili powder, 1 tsp
* Black pepper, 1/4 tsp
* Curry leaves, dried (curry patta), 5-7
* Coconut grated, 1 Tbsp
* Oil, 1 tsp


1. Spray oil in a non-stick frying pan and roast each of the above till they turn aromatic.
2. Mix all the ingredients and grind into a fine powder using a grinder.
3. Store sambhar (sambar) in a air-tight bottle and use sambhar (sambar) spice when required.

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