"A masala is simply a mixture of ground #spices. Each state in India has its own blend, and there are countless variations of each. Sambhar masala — a blend of curry leaves, chiles, yellow split peas, fenugreek, cinnamon, coriander, cumin and poppy and mustard seeds — is one of thousands of versions of a spice mix from southern #India. The trickiest part about making your own is getting the 8 spices, yellow split peas and fresh curry leaves called for in the recipe. While on #nytassignment for @nytfood, the photographer @melinahammer took this picture of #sambharmasala ingredients before they were ground. Visit the link in our profile for the recipe." By nytimes on Instagram.
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