Sambhar!!

Hi friends

It’s been a while since I had said that I’ll tell you some interesting fact about Sambhar.

Now the time has come to reveal the secret to my dear readers 🙂

We all know Sambhar is a very important South Indian Dish, but do you know who invented it?

It wasn’t invented by a south Indian,  but it was invented in South India. I will tell you in short notes.

 

And the story goes like this….

The Maharashtrian King, Shahji, was a ruler in Tajore/Thanjavur. Sambhaji came to visit Shahji.

Shahji had a liking for Amti ( a Maharashtrian dish) which is prepared using a sour thing called Kokum. They ran out of Kokum one day which they used to import from Maharashtra.

Now the king wanted to eat Amti, but how were they are going to prepare it? Somebody suggested that local people use Tamarind for sourness, so they prepared a dish using kokum and named it after the Guest Sambhaji and presented it infront of the King. Which is called as Sambhar. Which means “Sambhaji’s ahar” (ahar means food)

That’s it!!

Our ancestors invented many Popular south Indian dishes

One among them is the famous dish Bisi bele bath!!

The name itself (bath means cooked rice in Marathi) is an evidence that it is a TM dish 🙂

I welcome all your comments heartily 🙂

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