How to make sambhar powder at home

A fool proof recipe to make sambhar powder at home using basic ingredients. It can be used to prepare authentic South Indian delicacies like Sambhar, kootu, curries & gravy. This spice powder is prepared by roasting lentils and spices which is then grounded to form a fine powder. It can be made in advance & stored. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Priya Lakshminarayan


  • 1.5 cups Tur dal
  • 3/4 cup chana dal
  • 250 gms dried red chillies
  • 1/4 cup fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 cup peppercorns
  • 100 gms turmeric powder
  • 500 gms coriander seeds