Idli Sambar Powder | How to make Idli Sambar Powder




The idli sambar powder is at the center of a tasty sambar. Fresh and quality sambar powder helps you prepare delicious sambar. A good news about this powder is it is easy to make. So, let's get to know how to make idli sambar powder.

With this sambar powder, you can make sambar for idli, vada, dosa and pongal.

Common ingredients and few preparation steps are some of the key traits of the idli sambar powder recipe. Some of the items that standout in the recipe list are the dried red chilies, jeera, coriander seeds, methi, pepper and dry coconut gratings.


Byadagi chili or Guntur chili are some of the chili types used in the preparation of sambar powder. Use one or more of these or other chili type to make this liquid food. Be aware its color and hotness depends on the type of chili.

TIP
Prepare sambar powder in small quantities. The reason is the fresher the sambar powder, the tastier will be the sambar.

If you know how to make idli sambar powder, you can prepare it at home to your taste needs and also have the advantages of fresher, purer and cheaper powder.

Store the idli sambar powder in an air-tight glass bottle or a steel container.








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Quantity:
About 2 tablespoons

Ingredients:

1. Dried red chilies 3-5
2. Channa dal 1 teaspoon
3. Urad dal 1 teaspoon
4. Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon
5. Jeera / cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
6. Black pepper 1/8 teaspoon
7. Mustard 1/8 teaspoon
8. Methi 8-10 seeds
9. Dry coconut gratings 1-and-1/2 tablespoon
10. Oil few drops

How to make Idli Sambar Powder?


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1. Set flame to low.

Heat a thick-bottom utensil.

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2. Add mustard.

Fry till the mustard splutters.

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Remove the mustard and keep aside.
3. Add a few drops of oil.

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Add methi seeds.

Fry till the seeds change to light golden-brown.

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4. Add chana dal and pepper.

Fry till the color of the chana changes slightly.

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5. Add urad dal, jeera, chilies and coriander seeds, one at a time.

Fry till the color of the dal turns to golden-brown.

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6. Add coconut gratings.

Fry till the coconut becomes hot.

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Switch-off the stove.

Continue to fry for a few more seconds.

Keep aside to cool.
7. Add all the ingredients to a mixer jar.

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Grind to a powder.

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8. Sambar powder is ready.

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TIPS Idli Sambar Powder
1. Keep the left over sambar powder in an air-tight container and use the powder when you prepare the sambar the next time.

If you do not want to prepare sambar powder frequently, increase the quantity of the ingredients and make more powder. For instance, if you double the quantity of the ingredients you can make the sambar powder that can be used up to three times.
2. Do not store the sambar powder for a long time, because it will lose its flavor.
3. If sambar becomes watery, mix half a teaspoon of rice flour with little water to make a paste. Add it to the sambar. Bring the sambar to boil.
4. If you are doing the sambar powder for the first time, then fry all the ingredients separately.