Sambhar Masala

Preparation info

  • Makes

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in

Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

Instant Indian

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

Sambhar Masala is a very versatile spice blend. It is essential for the South Indian stew called Sambhar but I love using this for all coconut-based stews as well.


  • ½ cup coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 16 dried


  1. Place all the ingredients in a cast iron skillet and toast for about 6 minutes. The spices should be fragrant and a few shades darker. Set aside to cool.
  2. Place the toasted mixture in a spice mill or coffee grinder and grind until smooth. Store in an airtight jar.