Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder is the special secret spice blend used by the Pathare Prabhu community in their cuisine.
Pathare Prabhu is one of the Hindu communities in the city of Mumbai. Members of this community are one of the original settlers in Mumbai, migrated from Gujarat (Saurashtra) during the 13th century. They have their own traditional recipes and one of them is their version of Sambar Powder. (from WIKI)
One of their popular secret ingredient that’s used across their dishes is their special spice blend. Apart from using it in making this pulao, its used in making curries as well. The Parbhis (a short name for Pathare Prabhus) have their own home-made magic ingredient which is used for most of their dishes. This ingredient is their community special masala – in this case, it is the famous Pathare Prabhu ‘parabhi sambar’ masala.
We did Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi Festival during this April Mega BM and I did AtoZ Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi in Spice your Life! and Quick 30 mins One pot meal in AtoZ order in this space. For W, I had to resort to a new dish as the planned dish failed, I asked Vaishali and she shared this Watanyachi Khichadi or Pathare Prabhu Peas Pulao, using this special spice blend.
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Step By Step to make Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder
Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder
8 tbsp Coriander Seeds
1.5 tbsp Cumin Seeds
1.5 tbsp Mustard Seeds
2 tbsp Wheat Kernels
2 tbsp Chana Dal /Split Bengal gram
16 to 20 Dry Red Chili
1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
1 tsp Peppercorns
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing
How to make Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder
Dry roast all ingredients one at a time except asafoetida powder.
Allow to cool, add asafoetida powder and grind to a fine powder.
Store in an airtight container.