Sambha Sadham (Pepper Jeera Rice)

5 from 1 vote

Sambha Sadham is an age old traditional recipe of Tamil Nadu, which is also offered as Prasad in Chidambaram Nataraja Temple. It is a simple, healthy and delicious rice. Recently I visited a marriage and surprised to see that this sambha rice was served along with Kathirikkai Gothsu for the dinner along with other items. I saw many of them asking the name of the recipe to the Servers since they are hearing the name of the recipe for the first time and they were eager to know the recipe for that. Our Grandma recipes are getting life back and happy to see that....
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3


  • Cooked rice 1 bowl required to serve 3 persons
  • Pepper corns 2 tea spoons
  • Cumin seeds 1 and 1/2 tea spoons
  • Red chilli 1
  • Asafoetide powder 1/2 tea spoon
  • Raosted peanuts few
  • Cashews few
  • Curry leaves
  • Ghee and Oil 1 tb spoon each Vegans use oil 2 tb spoons


  • In a pan dry roast pepper till it starts to splutter out. Immediately switch off and add cumin and red chilli. Stir for few seconds and transfer to the blender. Powder it coarsely and keep aside.
  • Heat a broad pan now with oil and ghee. Add cashews, curry leaves, peanuts and asafoetida powder and stir till cashews become golden colour. Now add the pepper jeera powder and required salt. Mix well. Transfer the boiled rice to the pan and mix .
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  • Close the pan with a lid and keep the flame to minimum. Let them get blended well in low flame for 3 to 5 minutes. Switch off the stove.
  • Serve hot with Kathirikkai Gothsu.

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