Sambar Masala

Ingredients:

•    1/2 cup coriander seeds
•    1/4 cup cumin seeds
•    1/4 cup chana daal (large split yellow lentils)
•    1/4 cup urad daal (black gram)
•    1/4 cup fenugreek seeds
•    1/4 cup black peppercorns
•    1/4 cup dry red chilli flakes
•    1/4 cup grated dessicated coconut
•    1/4 cup mustard seeds
•    20 dried curry leaves
•    2 tbsps tumeric powder
•    2 tsps asafetida powder

Preparation:

•    Roast all the ingredients - except the asafetida - on a hot griddle till they begin to release their aroma.
•    Cool on a tray.
•    Add the asafetida and grind into a fine powder. Store in an air-tight container.
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