Posted On: June 26, 2018
Sambar Powder | A Homemade sambar podi
Sambar Powder | A Homemade sambar podi is the quintessential ingredient found in every south indian household – each having their own mix forming the homemade sambar podi recipe.
The Samabar does not require any introduction, it is what we south indian families eat almost every day. It is present during breakfast, lunch and sometimes even during dinners. Today i would like to share a little story and how to make Sambar Powder at home. This homemade Sambar Powder recipe is very easy to make and gives the sambar a fragrance that is unbelievable.
It was the year 2003, i was a new bride and had some knowledge in the kitchen area. Having helped my mother in the kitchen, i was not a total failure but the one thing i wanted was to learn making Sambar Powder at home. My Sudha chithi (aunt) is an amazing cook and i love her sambar. That colour, that bright orange Sambar powder used by her to make Sambar….there have been so many instances in those early days that i would call her up and check with her whenever i had a confusion with regards to a recipe or ingredients to use in a specific dish.
During one of those days, i asked for her recipe of sambar powder and that homemade sambar podi recipe is something i still use and follow. This recipe never fails…its simple and easy to make and best of all it has got passed on to me from my chithi (aunt)
Here it is from my kitchen to yours, a vibrant and lovely orange homemade sambar powder recipe !!!
In this recipe, we have used two varieties of dried chilli – salem and byadegi. The salem variety are spicy and the skin of these chilli’s are smooth to touch. The Byadegi variety are less spicy and have a very wrinkled texture to touch. Both these chilli’s together bring to this Sambar Powder the vibrant colour and spice.
The mixture (recipe shared below) can be powdered in small quantities at home…if one has larger quantities, then a mill is the way to go. I have one near my house and is my go to place to get Sambar Powder ready…