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                      Sambar Powder I (Sambar Podi I)
 
 Recipe By     : Dakshin by Chandra Padmanabhan
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Indian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      tablespoon    oil
    2      cups          red chillies
    1 3/4  cans          coriander seeds
    4      tablespoons   cumin seeds
    1 1/2  tablespoons   fenugreek seeds
    1 1/2  tablespoons   black peppercorns
    1 1/2  tablespoons   brown mustard seeds
    2      teaspoons     ground turmeric
    2      teaspoons     Bengal gram dal -- picked over & rinsed
                         (yellow split peas, channa dal)
    2      teaspoons     red gram dal (pigeon peas, toor dal) -- picked
 over & rinsed
    2      teaspoons     poppy seeds
    2      large         sticks cinnamon bark
                         a few curry leaves
 
 Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy frying pan or skillet. Add the chillies
 and saute for 1 - 3 minutes.
 
 In a heavy saucepan, dry-roast all the other ingredients until they each
 give off a strong aroma. (However, do not roast the ground turmeric.)
 
 Place all the ingredients in an electric blender or food processor.
 Blend into a fine powder.
 
 Store in an airtight container and use as required.
 
 Makes 7 ounces.
 
 From Dakshin, Vegetarina Cuisine From South India by Chandra
 Padmanabhan.
 
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