Nothing can beat a homemade spice mix. Perfect combinations of warm spices that adds great authentic flavor to sambar without adding too much heat. A thought always crosses our minds – why bother to make homemade when we can find one in stores? Well the answer is simple – IT’S HOMEMADE, fresh and without additives just the way we like it!! No preservatives and a WONDERFUL taste!!
So easy to prepare and remember there is no substitution to roasting. Roasting all the whole spices together in a dry kadai is what makes a huge difference. Dry roasting helps to release the hidden aromatic and flavorful oils of these spices
I have dry roasted the dals first and then the spices. Roast until you could smell the aroma and be careful not to burn the spices or they’ll become bitter. Maintain your heat on a low setting. Allow it to cool down completely and then grind them together to their powdered form. Roasted spices are easier to grind than the un-roasted ones.
This homemade version can easily be made in bulk and stored in an airtight glass jar.