Archive for February 9th, 2011

Sambar Powder – ಹುಳಿ ಪುಡಿ Recipe

Every year when we travel to India, we bring several packets of ಹುಳಿ ಪುಡಿ – Sambar Powder, ಸಾರಿನ ಪುಡಿ – Rasam Powder, ವಾಂಗಿಭಾತ್ ಪುಡಿ Vangibath Powder, Bisibele Bath powder and so on and so forth.

However, for almost 3 weeks now ಹುಳಿ ಪುಡಿ – Sambar Powder was over. And I didn’t want to buy it from the Indian grocery store. Unfortunately, I have misplaced my old recipe book which had my Grandmothers recipes for all these powders. So, long story short when I talked to my Mom I asked her the ingredients and prepared the ಹುಳಿ ಪುಡಿ – Sambar Powder this Tuesday. I was working from home, so you know I save close to 3-4 hours of drive time and so had some time to fry all the ingredients and grind it.

So, without any delay here comes the recipe for Authentic Madhwa ಹುಳಿ ಪುಡಿ – Sambar Powder recipe.

  1. 1 cup urad dal
  2. 1 cup channa dal
  3. 2 cups coriander seeds
  4. 1 and 1/2 cups dry desiccated coconut
  5. 2 cups dry red chillies
  6. 2 inch long cinnamon sticks
  7. 10-12 pepper corns
  8. 1 tsp methi seeds


  1. Ina  non stick pan, add a little bit of oil and fry urad dal and channa dal.
  2. remove on a plate.
  3. Next, fry the coriander seeds, with cinnamon, pepper corns and methi seeds.
  4. add this to the same plate.
  5. now fry the red chillies with a little bit of oil. This is the one which burns quite fast, so keep an eye.
  6. Finally, fry the dry coconut.
  7. Once all these ingredients are cool, grind them.
  8. Store in an air tight container.

P.S: My cup measure was very small. If you like spicy sambar, add another cup of red chillies. Many people also add asafotedia(hing) and curry leaves. I add these when I am preparing the Sambar.

Attached is the Radhish Samabar – ಮೂಲಂಗಿ ಹುಳಿ which I prepared with this new and fresh ಹುಳಿ ಪುಡಿ – Sambar Powder. Enjoy with some ಹಪ್ಪಳ – Papad and ಸಂಡಿಗೆ Sandige.

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