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Sambar Masala

The Sambar Masala recipe is authentic yet simple and easy to make with the ingredients at home

Course Masala
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Masala, Sambar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 180 gms


  • 1/2 Cup Dried Red Chillies
  • 1/2 Cup Coriander Seeds (Akha Dhania)
  • 1/4 Cup Split Pigeon Peas (Tur/Arhar) Dal
  • 1/8 Cup Split Yellow Lentils (Chana Dal)
  • 1/8 Cup Split White Lentils (Urad Dal)
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns (Whole KaliMirch)
  • 1 tsp Cumin (Jeera)
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds (Methi Dana)
  • 1/8 Cup Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric (Haldi)


  1. Assemble all the ingredients and dry roast them slowly one by one except Turmeric.

  2. Roast the ingredient's in the following order. 

    1. Dried Red Chillies

    2. Coriander Seeds

    3. Tur Dal

    4. Chana Dal

    5. Urad Dal

    6. Pepper Corns 

    7. Jeera

    8. Fenugreek Seeds

    9. Curry Leaves

    10. Asafoetida (Better switch off the stove/gas during this, or else the powder might burn. Be quick in roasting Asafoetida)

  3. Cool completely at room temperature. 

  4. Powder all the above ingredients in a mixer, add Turmeric Powder and mix.

  5. Store in a clean, sterile and Air Tight Jar/Container.