Sambar is one of the important part in our cuisine. We make it atleast couple of days a week.
We never buy readymade sambar powder, because it is little expensive for a small packet, because we use them a lot.
She has never made sambar powder too, what we do is mix few spice powders together and add it to sambar.
It taste good. You can check out all my sambar recipe, i follow that always..