Homemade Sambar Masala

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Course – seasoning/side dish/spice mix

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Cuisine – Indian

 Prep Time – 5 Min

 Cook Time – 1o Min

 Total Time – 20 Min

 Yield – 100 gm or half cup approx.

 Author – Bharti Dhawan

 Ingredients

Whole red chilli – 2-3
Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
Fenugreek/methi seeds – 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds/safed til – 1 tbsp
Chana dal – 1 tsp
Arhar dal/toor dal – 1 tsp
Urad dal – 2 tsp
Asafoetida or heeng powder – 2 tsp
Curry leaves – 10 -12
Garlic cloves – 4-5
Ginger – 1-inch piece
Cooking oil – 1 tbsp

 Instructions

1- Heat oil in a pan and add the urad, chana and arhar dal and fry till they change colour a little bit.

2- Now add whole red chilli and roast for a minutes

3- Add heeng/asefotida, coriander, mustard and cumin seeds and let them crackle

4- Add til/sesame seeds and curry leaves
Switch off the gas and let the masala cool down

5- Blend the masala into a puree adding little water and salt

6- Add this masala while sambar is cooking