Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sambar Powder / Kolumbo Pitti

Here is the recipe for the ever versatile sambar powder.

1 cup coriander seeds
1 cup red chilies (or as per taste)
1 1/2 teaspoon urad dal
1 1/2 teaspoon chana dal
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon pepper corn
10-12 karipatta leaves
1/2 teaspoon heeng
1/2 teaspoon methi seeds


Dry roast these ingredients one by one on a medium flame till crisp and hot. The ingredients should not burn or blacken in color. Put all the ingredients in a dry grinder (I use a coffee/ spice grinder) and make a fine powder. Store it in an airtight container. I use this powder for rasam, sambar and to make sambar rice. It can also be used with puffed rice.

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