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Sambar & Rasam powder

The key ingredient in making Sambar and Rasam are the spice powders that go into them. I had mentioned in my Pumpkin Gothsu post, that I will be giving the sambar powder’s recipe soon. So, here it is. My mom makes these powders in India and would send it to me or when ever I go to India, I bring a good amount and save them in the freezer in ziplocks, so the aroma doesn’t go away. It is  relatively easy to make these powders in India, because of the huge grinding mills available back home. Here in the US, you can make them with coffee grinding machine. But it could get laborious.

Sambar Powder or Kuzhambu Podi:

  • Coriander seeds or Dhania-2 cups.
  • Red chillies-1 cup or depending on spice level.
  • Channa Dhal-1/4 cup.
  • Urad Dhal-1/4 cup.
  • Black Pepper-1/4 cup.
  • Fenugreek or Methi seeds-1/4 cup.
  • Turmeric Powder- 2tsp.

Making:

  1. Grind everything to a fine powder and store it in a dry, air tight container.

Rasam Powder:

  • Coriander seeds or Dhania- 2cups.
  • Cumin or Jeera- 1/2 cup.
  • Black Pepper- 1/2 cup.
  • Thoor dhal-1/3 cup.
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp.
  • Red Chilly- 1cup.
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp.
  • Curry leaves dry- 1/2 cup.

Making:

  1. Dry roast everything separately, one by one, until a nice aroma comes from each ingredient.
  2. let it cool.
  3. Grind everything to a fine powder and store it in a dry, air tight container.

Enjoy Delicious Homemade Sambar and Rasam with these powders.

 

 

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