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Homemade Sambar Masala Blend

Make your own homemade Sambhar Masala and have the freshest, best sambhar masala recipe ever! Nothing beats the taste of homemade spice mixes, and this sambhar masala is no exception.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Spice Blends
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre



  • Heat a saucepan on a stovetop, and once the pan is hot, add all the other ingredients and start toasting the spices.
  • You want to stir the spices occasionally so nothing gets burned. This process takes about 2-4 minutes if your pan was hot to start with.
  • Look at the picture I've included to see when to stop roasting.
    overhead view of raw ingredients for sambar masala that have been toasted
  • Pour the toasted spices into a wide plate and let the ingredients cool. Do not rush this process because if you try to grind hot spices, you will have a paste, not a powder.
  • Once the spices have cooled, use a good coffee blender and grind the ingredients to a coarse powder.
  • That's it! You're ready to use it.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g