Sunday, June 27, 2010

They all met in a kitty party!!! to unite into one!!

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Aromatic food makes you feel hungry even after you have finished your food few minutes back!! Each food has its own flavor and taste depending on the spices we use.
South India is famous for its unique spice powder or masala powder or Sambhar powder to be specific. The preparation differs after every 40Km.
I am always hungry to have hot rice with any delicious sambhar!! Here is the sambhar recipe I learnt from one of my friend:
Do these bowl of spices won't look like women at a kitty party!! showing their new jeweleries or saree or accessories???

Giving the quantities for making  powder. You can keep it for a month or a week more. The aroma will go as the days pass. The quantity depends on the size of the cup you take. Its better to make in a little quantity and check the taste.
Ingredients :
Cumin Seeds - 2 cups
Dry coriander seeds - 1 1/2 cups
Curry leaves - 3 cups, if you add more also it tastes good.
Methi or Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 cup
Pepper corns - 1/4 cup
Urad dal or black gram(skinned) - 1/4 cup
Chana Dal or Bengal gram -1/4 cup
Raw rice - 1/4 cup
Dry Red chilly - 20 to 25
Dry coconut - 1 cup
Asafoetida (stoned) or hing - 1 pinch
or Asafoetida powder - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1/2 cup(Optional)
Dry roast each ingredient and keep to cool.
Mix all and make into a fine powder. Store in an airtight jar.
You can use it for Sambhar, Bisibele bath, Cabbage rice or sambhar rice.

Keep Smiling,


Kiran said...

This sambar powder looks very spicy and delicious.It sure looks ike the spices are having a kitty party.Nice display of the spices.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Love this version too..........

Unknown said...

Nivedita, the powder sounds and looks aromatic and wonderful.

Mina Joshi said...

The sambar mix looks great. Lots of nice spices!

Sushma Mallya said...

Nothing much better a home made powder, it will be so fresh and aromatic...well i havent tried it at home till now but would love to use your recipe...

Sanjeeta kk said...

Pictures do speak! I can smell the aroma of the spices right in front of my laptop.

Vegetarian Zest said...

I like the caption and sambaar masalas are just like garam masalas. Same ingredients but different combinations.

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