A popular South indian masala found in every household of india. Sambhar masala is widely available in indian stores. But i prefer preparing masala at home as it is made pure and is economical.

Sambhar masala is quick and easy to make recipe. Sambhar masala is one main ingredient used while preparing sambhar.

Gather all the ingredients, dry roast them, pulse to a smooth powder AND Sambhar masala is ready. Its that simple.

No staying in hot sun to sun dry the ingredients
Cheap and economical
Pure and adulteration free


Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins


1 cup coriander seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
15 Dry red chillies
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1.5 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 pinch fennel seeds
15 curry leaves
¾ teaspoon asafoetida
½ teaspoon Turmeric powder


Wash and clean curry leaves in water until all dirt is completely removed.

Keep curry leaves in a colander so that water drains out

Heat a flat skillet and dry roast coriander seeds mustard seeds, Red chillies, Fenugreek seeds, Cumin seeds and Fennel seeds in medium heat until the spices slightly turns its color and gets aromatic.

Spread the roasted spices in a flat tray or a plate and let it cool down to room temperature.

Heat the same pan and dry roast till the curry leaves are well roasted. Make sure that neither spices nor curry leaves get burnt.

Allow sufficient time for the spices and the curry leaves to come down to room temperature.

Add the roasted spices, curry leaves, turmeric powder and Asafoetida to the Mixer / Blender. Pulse to make a smooth mixture

Sambhar Masala can be used right away for making sambhar

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