Sambhar is a famous South Indian Recipe. It's a vegetable stew made with Dal and Tamarind juice and vegetable like Radish, Carrot, Drum sticks, Onion, Tomato etc. The main ingredient in this vegetable stew to get the taste of Sambhar is Sambhar Powder.
Here's the simple method for preparing Sambhar Powder instantly at home. which can be stored for weeks without losing it's freshness and aroma, when stored in a dry air tight container.
Ingredients (For 150 gms powder)
Coriander Seeds : 100 gms
Bengal Gram (Chana Dal) : 2 tea spoons
Black Gram Dal (Urad Dal) : 2 tea spoons
Red Chillies : 10
Fenugreek Seeds (Methi) : 1 tea spoon
Cumin Seeds (Jeera) : 1 tea spoon
Black pepper seeds : 1 tea spoon
Curry leaves : 12
Asafoetida (Hing) : 1 tea spoon
Oil : 2 tea spoon for roasting
Heat oil in a pan, lightly roast all the ingredients and grind into a coarse powder after cooling
Store in a clean and dry container.