Sambar is a lentil-based vegetable stew, cooked with pigeon pea and tamarind broth. It is popular in South Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines. The key ingredient in making a good sambar is the sambar powder or spice mix.
Haldiram’s began as a tiny shop in Bikaner, the land as famed for its savories as for its leather-faced pipe players and fierce warriors. By 1982, Haldiram’s had set up shop in Delhi and the capital had begun to stop by and take note of the savories and sweets. It was word of mouth that grew the business manifold over the next decade till Haldiram’s came to stand for a food company that was synonymous with taste, hygiene and innovation.