Sambar Powder

Sambar powder is a flavorful South Indian style coarse textured spices powder, prepared by grinding various type of basic Indian spices like coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, black peppercorns, dry red chilies, fenugreek seeds, cinnamon, dry coconut etc. with chana dal. In South India, it is added with vegetables and lentils while preparing various type of sambars to enhance the flavor.

  • Since the sambhar powder is added only in small quantities, it does not have substantial health benefits.
  • However, the use of peppercorns, cumin and coriander are known to improve digestion and immune functions.