How to make Sambhar Masala

April 26, 2016

Author Notes:

Sambhar Masala - South Indian staple Masala popular and used in preparing Sambhar


Makes: 2 cups


  • 1 cup coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 15 15 Dry red chillies
  • 1.5 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch fennel seeds
  • 15 curry leaves
  • ¾ teaspoons asafoetida
  • ½ teaspoons Turmeric powder
In This Recipe


  1. Wash and clean curry leaves in water until all dirt is completely removed. Keep curry leaves in a colander so that water drains out Heat a flat skillet and dry roast coriander seeds mustard seeds, Red chillies, Fenugreek seeds, Cumin seeds and Fennel seeds in medium heat until the spices slightly turns its color and gets aromatic. Spread the roasted spices in a flat tray or a plate and let it cool down to room temperature. Heat the same pan and dry roast till the curry leaves are well roasted. Make sure that neither spices nor curry leaves get burnt Allow sufficient time for the spices and the curry leaves to come down to room temperature. Add the roasted spices, curry leaves, turmeric powder and Asafoetida to the Mixer / Blender. Pulse to make a smooth mixture Sambhar Masala can be used right away for making sambhar

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