Sambar Powder is a spice mix used in the South Indian home everyday as sambar is made almost everyday. It is also referred to as sambar Podi or sambar pudi or sambar masala. Sambar is a South Indian lentil curry made with yellow lentils and vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, drumsticks, brinjal (eggplant), white pumpkin and many other vegetables of your choice. Sambar is generally made using pigeon pea (called toor dal) and vegetables. It is a side dish served with plain rice or with Idli (rice cakes) or Dosa. Keeping this sambar-powder in advance will help you in getting your sambar done fast.