This is the perfect spice blend to add to the South Indian lentil and vegetable stew that shares its name, sambhar. It’s also a great blend to keep on hand when you want to change the flavor profiles of a curry chicken or dal makhani. It’s also delicious sprinkled over rice or homemade popcorn.
2. Place the cooled, roasted ingredients in a spice grinder or a powerful blender, such as a Vitamix, and process into a fine powder. Take your time, as this may take a few minutes. If your spice grinder is small, you may need to grind it in several small batches. Sift after grinding to refine the powder or use as is. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
3. Add the turmeric to the mixing bowl and whisk to combine. If you add the turmeric when grinding, it can discolor the blender jug.
4. Store in an airtight (preferably glass) jar in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
Indian For Everyone by Anupy Singla. Copyright © 2014 Anupy Singla. Published by Agate Publishing. All rights reserved.