Sambhar Powder

£ 3.25

SIZE 34g CUISINE SOUTH INDIAN SPICY
Gluten Free

Gluten free

Vegan & Vegetarian

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% Natural

100% natural

Packed in UK

Hand packed in UK

Sambar or Sambhar powder is an interesting South Indian spice mix. It has a nutty flavour due to the addition of Channa dal and Urad dal. The chillies, mustard and fenugreek seeds give the spice mix an overlay of spicy and earthy flavours.

Across southern India, Sambhar powder is typically prepared at home by roasting the whole spices and grinding them down into a fine powder – a process we follow closely. This allows for customisation, with each cook adjusting the proportions and spice levels according to their own preferences.

Across different regions in Southern India, you’ll find that this curry powder varies slightly. For example, a Tamil Nadu-style sambhar spice mix might feature a stronger presence of black pepper, while Karnataka-style sambhar spice mix may incorporate specific local spices.

This curry powder is used to make a traditional Sambar – this dish is often described as a cross between soup and dhal. This Indian spice blend also provides a great base flavour to a multitude of dhals and Indian soups. Learn about lentils here.

Additionally, you can add to vegetable curries, stir-fries and various rice preparations, infusing them with a delicious, characteristic taste.

This product was lucky enough to be featured in the bestseller by Delia Smith: ‘How to Cheat at Cooking’ on page 142, where she makes Dhal Curry.

Includes




Ingredients

Channa Dal Urad Dal Red Chillies, Crushed Coriander Seeds, Whole Cumin Seeds White, Whole Mustard Seeds Brown, Whole Fenugreek Seeds, Whole Turmeric Root, Ground Black Peppercorns, Ground

Reviews (5)

5 reviews for Sambhar Powder

  1. Pauline Shelton

    This has been my go-to ready-made curry powder for years. Delicious blend of spices and chillies — I’ve never found better

  2. Marian

    Great product like all seasoned pioneer spices adds a lovely flavour to each dish.

  3. Janice Scott

    Sambhar powder is an essential in my store cupboard, it adds an instant oomph to any lentil or bean dish, I usually use it in place of turmeric in vegetarian dishes.
    I also add it to traditional Scottish red lentil soup and the flavour boost is immense.

  4. Richard (verified owner)

    I still use this to make a version of Delia’s dhal – a little oil, finely diced onion and carrot, a teaspoon of Sambhar, and a couple of handfuls of red or puy lentils (or a mix of both), and water to cover. Simmer gently, checking often, then season with a teaspoon of 9 meals from anarchy veg stock (www.ninemealsfromanarchy.co.uk). Finish with a tablespoon of creme fraiche or double cream, or some cubes of creamed coconut. Great chilled on crackers or oatcakes the following day, like a veg pate.

  5. Brigitte (verified owner)

    I have not tried it yet, but am looking forward to cooking Dhals and other dishes seasoned with Sambhar Powder. The aroma coming from the
    packet is guaranteed to make one want use it..

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Gluten Free

Gluten free

Vegan & Vegetarian

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% Natural

100% natural

Packed in UK

Hand packed in UK

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