Black pepper - Milagu - 1 table spoon
Cumin seeds - Jeeragam - 1 table spoon
Fenugreek seeds - Vendayam - 1 table spoon
Mustard - Kadugu - 1 table spoon
Black gram dal - Ulutham paruppu - 2 table spoons
Bengal gram - Kadalai paruppu - 2 table spoons
Red gram dal - Thuvaram paruppu - 2 table spoons
Raw rice - Pacharisi - 1 table spoon
Fry all the ingredients separately and grind them in a mixie. Cool it off and store in a air tight container.
Sambar powder is ready to be mixed in sambar. It should be preserved in air tight container.
Note: Red chillies (Kaintha milagai) and coriander seeds (Dhania thul) can be added separately or grinded along with this powder. If grinded along with this powder, it should be in the ratio of 1:2, that is if red chillies are 1, coriander seeds should be 2.
Optional: Ingredients can be added/removed
"That's something I've noticed about food: whenever there's a crisis if you can get people to eating normally things get better".
Madeleine L'Engle (1918) - American author