This is not just a sambar powder.
This is the magic ingredient which will transform an ordinary sambhar you make into an unforgettable culinary adventure for anyone who tastes it.
This recipe was passed down to me from my mother who learnt it from her mother. I still remember watching her as she would gather the fresh spices from the village market, carefully measure it with a keen eye and pound it into a fine powder with the pestle and mortar.
Just a spoonful could transform a pot of vegetables, tamarind pulp, dal and turmeric into a divine sambar you’ll find yourself slurping down hungrily.
I often prepare this with watery vegetables like pumpkin and bottle gourds, leafy greens like amaranth or even kitchen staples like potato and onion!