Sambar Powder

Payaswini's Recipes

1 cup coriander seeds
2-3 cups dried red chillies
1/2 cup bengal gram

1/4 cup black gram
1 tsp. peppercorns
1 tsp. fenugreek seeds
1 tsp. poppy seeds (gasagase)
1 cardamom
1 large cinnamon stick (dalchini) broken into pieces
1 bunch fresh curry leaves

First dry roast the coriander seeds in a pan until lightly browned, then set aside.
Heat 1 tsp. oil and fry the red chillies until lightly browned, then set aside.
Dry roast all other ingredients together until lightly browned.
Grind all the ingredients together to a fine powder.
Store in a air-tight container.