Sambar powder is a spice blend used in South Indian cuisine, particularly in the preparation of sambar, a lentil-based vegetable stew. It typically contains a combination of dried red chili peppers, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, black peppercorns, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, and asafoetida. The spices are dry roasted, ground, and then used to season the sambar, adding flavor, heat, and depth to the dish. Sambar powder can also be used as a versatile spice blend in other Indian dishes.
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- Difficulty: Easy
The sambar powder is used for making sambar which is served with rice or idli and dosa.