or sambar masala is a spice mix used in the South Indian home everyday as sambar is made
everyday. It is also referred to as sambar podi or sambar pudi or sambar
This south Indian lentil curry powder can be prepared and stored for 6 to 12 months.
You can also buy the ready powder but then you are missing the fun and the lovely aroma of the freshly made sambar masala.
Sambar is a South Indian lentil curry made with yellow lentils and vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, drumsticks, brinjal(eggplant), white pumpkin and many other vegetables of your choice.
Sambar is generally made using pigeon pea(called toor dal or arhar dal)and vegetables.
It is a side dish served with plain rice or with Idli(rice cakes) or Dosa.
Making this sambar powder
in advance will help you in getting your sambar done fast.
Ingredients for sambar masala:
Step by step instructions for Making Sambar Powder:
Now after learning to make sambar pudi, go ahead and make sambar. Your family is bound to love it.
Tips and variations
Sambar powder is not just used to make sambar but you may also use it to make some vegetable curries such as Tomato Gojju.