Product description

Sambar Mix – MTR is a very popular food in South India. Every South Indian house would have its own style of making sambar. MTR has used the finest and purest ingredients to make this aromatic Sambar Mix – MTR. MTR is the contemporary way to authentic tasting food.

Sit down with your family to yet another signature MTR Foods recipe – straight from the heartland of South India. Made with all the traditional touches, you’re sure to enjoy the true taste of the south with Sambar Mix – MTR! Also called Sambar Powder.

This tangy and savoury dish dates it’s origin to the 17th century, it was accidentally prepared in the kingdom of Maratha ruler Sambhaji. He tried to prepare dal in the of his chef and added tamarind for a tangy taste. The dish later came to be known as sambar. Sambar originated in Karnataka and is a very popular dish in South India and Sri Lanka.

Sambar is a lentil-based vegetable made in dal (lentils) and tamarind broth. One can use a variety of vegetables such as okra, eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, drumstick, carrots and pumpkin to prepare sambar. This protein-rich and nutrient-dense diet is traditionally served with Idli,vada,Dosa, Uttapam, Appam and even rice. It can also be combined with bread, roti, Naan quinoa or brown rice.

Technical Details

MTR Recipe: Sambar
1. Cook 300g of vegetables of your choice (Brinjal, Ladies Fingers etc.). Set aside.
2. Cook 3tbsp (45g) of red gram dal in 600ml water with ½ tsp cooking oil and a pinch of turmeric.
3. Grind 1tbsp (15g) of MTR Sambar Powder along with grated coconut (30g) and a little jaggery (5g) if desired. Mix this with cooked dal.
4. Add cooked vegetables, tamarind juice and salt to taste. Boil for 5 minutes. 5. Add 1 tsp of mustard and curry leaves seasoned in a little oil.
6. Garnish with finely cut coriander leaves and serve with rice, dosa or idli.

This pack makes 10 litres Sambar.

Ingredients: Coriander, Rice, Cumin, Chilli, Fenugreek, Cinnamon


Store away from moisture.

Weight 0.21 kg

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