This podi helps me when I cook for more than 10 people . I can be safe with the taste of the sambar , as its 200% sure that it will taste out of the world. Try it when you make lady s finger or Drumstick Sambhar. This podi can also be used to make Potato sambhar for idli. Very simple to make, but needs to be used immediately or else the flavour may fade away.
Red Chillies - 15 nos
Coriander - 1 cup
Asafoetida - a pinch of the solid one
Fenugreek seeds - 1 spoon
Raw rice - 2 spoons
Oil - 2 tea spoons
Saute all the igredients one by one in the order of Red chillies , Coriander , Fenugreek Seeds and Raw Rice. Wait till they cool down and then powder them in a mixer. If you want the podi to be a fine powder , grind it in a flour mill ( this is advisable only when you do it in a large quantity). When you make sambhar , you can add this to the tamarind pulp along with veggies and dal. Garnish with coriander and your sanbhar will draw people to the kitchen even while its cooking.
This Sambhar podi goes to two events Long Live The Shelf hosted by Roma and to HerbMania - Fenugreek hosted by Redchillies