Sambar podi is found in a myriad of spice combinations, throughout communities in South India. It is distinctively different in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The Tamil Nadu version is however subtle compared to those of other two states. Andhra version is too spicy and In Karnataka the ingredients are pretty elaborate and unique in proportion.
The simplest version of sambar podi is two parts of coriander for one part dry red chilli powder or equal portions of coriander powder and chilli powder or half coriander powder for one part chilli powder. Homemakers add detail, by adding cumin, pepper, fenugreek, turmeric and sometimes cinnamon too. The shelf life of sambar podi is two to six months.
The extra condiments differ in proportion, in prominent cuisines such as Tamil Brahmin, Kongu, Tirunelveli, Chettinad and Iyengar to name a few. Though founded in Maratha royal kitchen in Thanjavur, Sambar is now popular and mode developed in other south Indian States.
Sambar podi is rich in fibre and antioxidants that balance your sugar levels even as you have rice, which is rich in starch. Besides rice, sambar podi is also added with vegetable curries and makes them interesting. It is taken along side with snacks like vada and with Pongal.
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