Double Horse Brahmin Sambar Powder Review - Mishry
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Double Horse Brahmin Sambar Powder Review – No Onion, No Garlic

Devoid of onion and garlic and prepared with satvik ingredients, Mishry savored the flavors of Double Horse Brahmin Sambar powder.

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Double Horse Brahmin Sambar Powder featured a pleasing aroma and flavor. Despite not containing onion and garlic, this was super flavorful and authentic.

One of the key points of distinction between regular sambar powder and Brahmin sambar powder is that the latter has no onion or garlic. It is prepared using satvik ingredients.

Double Horse is among the few brands that cater to this specification. We ordered a 100-gram pack for our Double Horse Brahmin Sambar powder review and here’s everything we liked.

Quick details about this Sambar powder are in the following table.

Double Horse Brahmin Sambar Powder Product Details
Price Rs 51/-
Main Ingredients 100 grams
Calories (per half cup serve) 204 Kcal
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Mishry Rating (on 5) 4

Our Review Factors

When reviewing Double Horse Brahmin Sambar Powder, we were looking for the right balance of spices that hits the nose and palate and an ingredient list that does not use onions/garlic.

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1. Aroma

Hing, curry leaves, chilli, coriander, and a favorable balance of other essential spices- that’s how a pot of sambar brewing should smell like. Did this ready-to-use mix lend the inviting aroma we were looking for?

2. Flavor

Spice kick laced with a subtle sweetness, a slight pungency, and overall seasoning. Is this powder all convenience, no flavor?

3. Main Ingredients

We scanned the ingredient list to find out whether or not this is truly devoid of onion and garlic. Moreover, does it use natural spices or artificial flavors? Are the spices roasted or raw? 

What is a satvik diet? A Satvik diet includes all food items that are vegetarian, fresh, and nutritious. This diet excludes onion, garlic, caffeine, alcohol, and processed food items.
Yoga practitioners, primarily those who follow Ayurveda guidelines, follow Sattva and a Satwik diet. Such a diet is meant to promote strong energy and mental health and well-being.

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4. Other Parameters


Is this priced competitively or economically?


Is the packaging resealable? If not, does the brand suggest storage methods?

Shelf Life

How long would this stay fresh for? Do the flavors turn milder after a few days of opening?

Double Horse Brahmin Sambar Powder – Detailed Review

Price & Packaging

100 grams of this powder are offered in a non-resealable pouch. Once opened, the contents must be transferred to an air-tight container to preserve freshness. This is priced at Rs 51 and has a shelf life of 12 months.

Main Ingredients

Coriander, chilli, gram dhal, asafoetida, black gram, fenugreek, turmeric powder, and black pepper.

All the key ingredients that are typically used in Brahmin sambar powder (satvik ingredients) are added here. Moreover, it does not use onion/garlic.

double horse brahmin sambar powder packing

How we tested

Soaked arhar dal was cooked with some salt. In another pot, we cooked some veggies and added them to the dal. This mix was simmered for a few minutes before we added a tablespoon of Double Horse Brahmin Sambar powder to this. No tempering was added as our aim was to gauge the flavor of the powder. 

double horse brahmin sambar powder texture
It had a mildly coarse texture.

Aroma & Flavor

In terms of aroma, asafoetida was the most prominent. However, once cooked, the sambar showcased the authentic aroma its known for. Brahmin sambar powder, unlike regular sambar powder, has a mustard yellow appearance. Double Horse’s matched this. Thumbs up.

It had a pretty good flavor profile. Like aroma, the boldest ingredient flavor-wise was asafoetida. With a pleasing pungency of hing, this had balanced spiciness.

double horse brahmin sambar powder cooked
The prepared sambar had a mustard yellow appearance.
double horse brahmin sambar powder closer look
Here's a closer look at the prepared sambar.
Aroma- 4/5
Flavor- 4/5
Ingredients- 4/5
  • This is priced economically.
  • It is prepared with ingredients that are typically used in Brahmin sambar powder.
  • The appearance and aroma are authentic.
  • The flavor was too good.

Following a Jain/Satwik diet? Need a flavorful but quick fix for some sambar? We’d recommend trying Double Horse Brahmin Sambar powder for the exceptional aroma and flavors. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Double Horse Brahmin sambar powder.

No, one tablespoon in 250-300 ml dal makes Sambar with balanced levels of spice.

It is prepared with nutrient-dense ingredients and shows a decent macronutrient distribution. 

Sambar powder can be replaced with a mix of spices like coriander powder, red chilli powder, asafoetida, salt and more. Although we haven’t tried this, but some also swap this with rasam powder.

No, this has no added preservatives.

No, this does not contain any food color.

Final Words

Voila! That was Mishry’s take on Double Horse Brahmin Sambar powder. Dominant on asafoetida, the pricing, aroma, and flavor of this ready-to-use powder are quite good. If you’re planning to prepare a South Indian spread, this powder will add a lot of convenience.

Do you prepare your Sambar powder at home or prefer store-bought variants?

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