Arachuvitta sambar powder

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Arachuvitta sambar powder is a spice powder mix used to make sambar. The word "Arachuvitta" is a typical Tamil word which means to grind . Literally this means spices are ground freshly and added to the tamarind dhal mixture. I tasted arachuvitta sambar at my friend’s place and I liked it so much. So I asked her the ingredients for the amazing powder. Since then I started making it often and everyone in the family loved it. Here is the spice powder recipe which can be made well ahead and stored for a quick tasty sambar preparation.

Arachuvitta sambar powder
      • 1 cup – Coriander seeds
      • 2 tbsp – Split black gram / Ulunthu
      • 1 tbsp – Bengal gram / Channa dhal / Kadalai paruppu
      • 10 nos – Dried red chillies
      • 1 tsp – Oil
Arachuvitta sambar powder process
Arachuvitta sambar powder
Preparation method:
  1. Heat oil in a pan, fry dried red chillies and set aside. Followed by coriander seeds, split black gram and bengal gram, fry until slightly golden brown or until it gives a nice aroma.
  2. Allow them to cool. Then grind all the items together in a mixer grinder to a smooth powder.
  3. Arachuvitta sambar powder is ready. Cool them and store it in an air tight container and use it for months.
Arachuvitta sambar powder
  • You can also use this powder for making brinjal dry curry, masala sundal, tindora curry etc.
  • Always keep this powder in a airtight container otherwise you will lose the aroma from the powder.
  • Adjust dried red chillies according to your spice level.
Arachuvitta sambar powder


  1. I thought Arachuvitta sambar is always using fresh masala. Nice masala podi

  2. I can feel smell... :P

  3. Congrats on reaching the 50,000 hits, Shanthi!!
    Love the flavorful podi.. Neat presentation.

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  4. wow nice things to shared her for my launch special sambar powder...!!!

  5. Super flavourful spice powder,loving it. Congrats and keep on going.

  6. Arachuvitta Sambar is really a delicacy..And thanks for the instructions to make this spice powder dear :) Lovely clicks too :)

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