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Sambar Powder

25 gms. whole dry red chillies
25 gms. coriander seeds
10 gms. Bengal gram
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
2-1/2 cm. piece turmeric
1 teaspoon peppercorns.
Lightly roast all ingredients on a griddle. Grind to a powder and sieve.

Roasting of spices: Before grinding, the spices are sometimes roasted to bring out the characteristc aromas. To roast, place spices in a small, heavy skillet on medium heat. Stir continously until the spices darken by a few shades and give out their distinct aromas.