Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sambar Masala Powder

Everybody knows that I love Indian food....specially Idlis, Dosa, and Sambar.....South Indian food!

It was difficult for me to find the spices mix for sambar masala....Thus, I asked my friend for a sambar recipe, and I had all the ingredients in my, I made it at home 


30 grams Dry Red Chilli  

20 grams Kashmiri Chilli 

30 grams Coriander Seeds 

30 grams Fenugreek Seeds 

75 grams Chana Dal 4 tbsp 

45 grams Urad Dal 2.5 tbsp 

45 grams Rice 

25 grams Asafoetida

10 Curry Leaves 

1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder 

In a cast iron pan, roast for 3 minutes each of the ingredients separately in the list above (except the asafoetida). Roast the turmeric and curry leaves 1 minute only. Once everything is cool down, grind everything in a grinder. Keep it in a dark place, and use it accordingly. I will post my sambar and idlis in the next post. ENJOY!!


  1. Love masala!I have to try to make this blend myself too. Is rice a necessary ingredient?

    1. Hi Angie!...yes, according to my friend rice is necessary....Abrazotes, Marcela

  2. I have never made my own Masala, I buy it at the local Asian store where they blend their own. In the house right now I have Chat Masala, Garam Masala and Tandoori Masala. We use Garam Masala more than the other two.

  3. I World like to use my own masala species. I need to to it.XXXXX