The fragrance of an ordinary home in the south of India, encapsulated in a jar…
“We Punjabis, we can cook a brilliant dal. But no matter what we do, we can’t transform it the way a South Indian will make sambar,” Ammiji used to say whenever she ate sambar.
We take Ammiji’s word as gospel. And that’s why we took the help of a dear friend, a seasoned South-Indian home-chef, when we were working on this recipe. Because who would know the secrets of the perfect sambar better than a person who cooks it everyday?
Ammiji’s Sambar Masala is a beautiful blend of premium spices, spiked liberally with home-dried coconut and garlic. It’ll make you swoon over the sambar that comes out of your kitchen. It’ll remind you of coconut groves, of streets lined with tropical trees and of carts presided over by bossy, matronly women who serve homemade thatte idli and sambar with the same panache that they serve advice on your love life.
As with all our products, this masala contains only premium, hand-sorted spices. It also contains garlic and coconut that we grind and sun-dry ourselves. So it’s best to keep the jar refrigerated to extend the shelf life of the masala.
To use: For every cup of dal, use about 1-1 ½ tbsp of the masala.
Ingredients: Red Chilli, Cumin, Fenugreek, Black Pepper, Mustard seeds, Coriander seeds, Garlic, Coconut, Salt
Weight: 150 gm
Good For: 6 months.
Contains no preservatives. Please keep refrigerated for a longer shelf life. Always use a clean, dry spoon.