Sambhar Masala in Microwave

IFB Spice Secrets

Sambhar Masala in Microwave

By IFB | June 9, 2020

Go on a Southern food trail using aromatic Sambhar Masala made at home with this easy microwave oven recipe by IFB Spice Secrets.

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Yield: 250 gm  

Shelf life: 6 months-1 year


  • ½ cup coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp toor dal
  • 2 tbsp chana dal
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • ¼ tsp methi
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • Handful of curry leaves
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 20 whole Kashmiri red chilli
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp hing


1.In a microwave-safe flat bowl, line a tissue paper on the base. Spread all the whole spices, select 80% micropower level on solo mode (microwave mode) and heat up the whole spices for 10 mins. After 5 mins, add the lentils and continue heating this mixture.

2.After every minute, lightly stir the whole spices and dal mixture. After heating, spread them on a paper for 10 mins.

3.Grind the whole spices and dal mixture into fine powder in a grinder.

4.You can make about 250-300 gm masala from these ingredients.

5.Transfer the masala into a clean glass jar or airtight container.

6.You can store this masala in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for about 6 months to 1 year.

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