Thursday, October 11, 2007

Idli- sambhar --The symbol of national integration

Gone are the days when the heavy accented people from the south where looked as different people by the North Indians. After independence due to the exchange of ideas and people due to migration and films they came closer.
Proof of this is the popularity of idli-sambhar amongst the north indians . My mom makes it quite well. Result- she has to make for 10 persons even though we are a family of three because she has to distribute it to all our neighbours.
The dish is also popular amongst NRI's when they prefer vegetarian food. (otherwise it is chicken tikka masala ).
These days in metros big Restaurants provide them for an exorbitant price.
Idli-sambhar has surely come a long way from being a humble food served on banana leaf to the swanky hotels in New York.