Sambar Powder/Bele Saaru Pudi

This is one version among many Karnataka Spice powder used in most of the Veg sambars, sambar for Idly & lentils sambar or soup/rasam, this spice powder recipe is passed on from generations.

For 1/2 kg Sambar Powder
  • Coriander seeds/Dania: 1/2 kg
  • Red Chilly (Guntur): 1/2 kg
  • Cumin: 200 gm
  • Fenugreek Seeds: 100 gm
  • Mustard Seeds: 100 gm
  • Pepper: 150 gm
  • Asafoetida/Hing: 1/4 tsp
  • Pigeon Pea/Toor Dal: 50 gm
  • Black Chickpea (Bengal Gram): 1/4 kg
  • Curry Leaves: 1 cup
  • Turmeric Sticks: 150 gm
  • Sun dry all the ingredients separately.
  • Dry roast all the ingredients one by one separately.
Note: Don’t over roast the ingredients.
  •  Mix all the ingredients.
  •  Let it cool & grind it to fine powder or you can also get it done from a flour-mill.
  • Spread the powder on a news paper to cool it & to avoid it from getting dark brown colour.
  • Once cooled store it in an air tight container.
Storing processor:
  • Put one layer press it tight do this for each layer so it gets compressed,  it retains the freshness & lasts long.     
You can also try our other spice powders recipes.

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Priya Suresh said...

Flavourful sambar podi, truly handy..

Swathi said...

nice sambar powder recipe

HGourmet Foodie said...

I like the sound of home made sambar powder.. usually the ones i buy from store does not taste good!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

meghana said...

thx for sharing this sambar powder always i used to bring from provision store now can do at home only thx a lot

ranjitha said...

i wanna try it.... nice recipe

Unknown said...

very very important recipe... def i ll try this

Akila said...

lovely and tasty powder....

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Love2cook Malaysia said...

Great recipe dear! ;)

Prathima Rao said...

Aromatic & falvorful!!

Prathima Rao
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cook from doha said...

never tried home made sambar pdr.........urs looks tempting.......will try........

Suja Manoj said...

Very handy recipe,thanks dear.

Anonymous said...

I love Sambhar especially when fresh sambhar powder is added.

Santosh Bangar said...

very useful recipe of sambhar powder i today post sambhar i also perpared at home what there is some addition in ur podi next time i add them

Treat and Trick said...

This podi sounds great and perfect! Thanks for the recipe dear..

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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious sambar podi looks wonderful

Cursuri Engleza said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. The sambar powder is one of my favorite spices and I’m so happy I can make my own now. Thank you.

Uma said...

i always buy the ready store ones.. this is quite helpful.. Thanks!

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