Sambar powder is a spice blend used throughout India, especially the southern states. As the name suggests it is used to make Sambar, a broth made with vegetables and cooked lentils flavoured with tamarind pulp and sambar powder. It is eaten with rice or snacks like dosa, idli and vada.
Benefits of using Sambar Powder : It does not have substantial health benefits. However, the use of peppercorns, cumin and coriander are known to improve digestion and immune functions.