South India is famous for many things and it has given the world many beautiful things and one of them is sambhar. Sambhar is a type of dal(lentil) which is had with dosa and idli. Many people have adapted it in their own style.
So, in thousands and millions of Non-South Indian households sambhar is a regular and common dish item which is prepared regularly.
One day, due to it being festival time, lunch had not been prepared as they had decided to have outside food. But to some reasons, the restaurant management too had kept their restaurant closed and the family which had gone over there had to come back home empty stomach. They were a bit crest fallen, but the mother ( food always tastes best when it is made by mother) immediately had a God given idea, she prepared rice quickly and there was a pot full of sambhar inside the fridge and she heated it up and served it with rice, pickle and cold water to everyone.
The combination of rice, pickle, sambhar and chilled water does a miraculous job of satisfying the hunger and is a superb food.
Happiness comes in small things.
Try it once and it will definitely give relief to your taste buds.