A Sambar Saga: Cook The Tasty Traditional Sambar Sadhya


A Sambar Saga: Cook The Tasty Traditional Sambar Sadhya

In lazy afternoons after a rich traditional ‘sadhya’ grandparents used to say this story to their grandchildren. The story begins like this “Sambhaji Maharaj's chef takes a day off. Sambhaji, son of Shivaji Maharaj, decides to make his food. He entered the royal kitchen and began looking for the materials needed to prepare "Amti". Amti is a dish with a slightly watery and spicy taste.  Sambhaji decided to try Toor Dal instead of Moong Dal and tamarind instead of "Kokum", but other chefs told him that tamarind would never be added to Dal. Sambhaji smiled and said he was just experimenting.   Later, this dish was offered to the court. People loved it so much that it was called Sambar at the order of Sambhaji.” Can you believe that this South Indian Traditional recipe has got its roots in Maharashtra? It is said that this dish slowly penetrated the kitchens and eventually spread to southern India and became an inevitable part of our sadhya.

Whether people in the southern states of India agree with the above myth or not, they all do agree with its savouring taste and rich nutritious value. 


A Bowl of Nutrients

Sambar gets along with a wide variety of other foods like dosa, idli, vada, rice and uthappams. The richness of vegetables and goodness of dal make this dish stand out among other curries. Let’s have a look into its health benefits:

        This delicious South Indian delicacy is good for diabetic patients due to its low glycaemic index score. 

        Sambar is rich in vitamins, minerals, iron, zinc, folic acid, magnesium and antioxidants that can boost the body's immune system. Dal is seasoned with turmeric powder, curry leaves, red pepper and mustard seeds, which greatly enhances the body's defences

        Sambar helps detoxify the body as it contains a blend of spices suitable for detoxification. 

        Sambar is rich in fibre due to the variety of vegetables in the dish, thus helping in weight loss and intestinal health. Dietary fibre keeps the stomach full for longer, prevents binge eating.  Fibre and Sambar's abundant water promotes defecation through the intestinal wall.

Homemade Sambar Powder - A healthy blend

People from different states prepare sambar in typical variations to suit their taste. Similarly, each family has their recipe with ingredients administered according to their preferred level of spiciness. But today, packed Sambar powder is available making Sambar preparation easier and faster. Common ingredients in sambar powder include tall dull, red pepper, cumin seed, coriander seed, peppercorn, fenugreek seed, turmeric, and dry curry leaves. The ingredients are dried in the sun for a few days or roasted (individually) until fragrant and then ground in a blender or a grinder. But have you ever wondered about whether this packed sambar powder gives the same goodness as other ingredients? It’s confusing, we know. But now you have Nakshatra Homemade Sambar Powder. A perfect blend of homely taste and goodness. Experience the change with your tongue. Buy here: https://craveandcart.com/sambar_powder