Delhi ki chaat


Delhi ki chaaaindani chauk ki chatapati chaat bahut prasiddh hai aur ab to yeh Delhi chaat ke roop mein Bhaarat ke kai hisson me bechi jaati hai. yeh chaat mirch masaale se bharpoor hoti hai. yeh chaat khaane me jitni svaadisht hoti hai iska itihaas bhi utana hi rochak hai.

aaj jahaaain chaaaindani chauk sthit hai, vahaaain kisi samay ek nahar baha karti thi. Delhi (us samay shaahajahaaainbaad) ke sultaan shaahajahaaain ne is nahar ka nirmaan rajdhani ki sundarata ko badhaane ke liye kiya tha. yeh nahar us samay aamod pramod ki pramukh jagah hua karti thi. yeh logon ki bhaari bheed jutati thi aur khud sultaan shaahajahaaain is nahar me naukaavihaar karte the.

lekin jaise jaise samay beetata gaya vaise vaise is nahar me bhi gandagi failane lagi.is nahar ka paani chaaron taraf se band ho jaata tha aur nikaasi ki koi achhi vyavastha nahi thi. dheere dheere is nahar ke pradooshit paani ki vajah se logon me beemaariyaaain badhane lagi. shaahajahaaain ke mukhya hakeem ne pata lagaaya ki is nahar ka ganda paani bimaariyon ke failane ki mukhya vajah hai. hakeem chaahakar bhi shaahajahaaain ko nahar mitti se bharava deni ki salaah nahi de sakta tha kyonki shaahajahaaain ko yeh nahar bahut pyaari thi.

isliye hakeem ne ek alag hi yukti sochi. usane shahar ki praja ko mirch masaale se bharpoor vyanjan khaane ki salaah deni shuroo ki.usaka maanana tha ki mirch ek upayogi rog pratirodhak hai isliye mirch ka adhik se adhik sevan logon ko bimaariyon se bachaaega. uske baad nahar ke kinaare chatapati cheejon ka vikraya shuroo hua. samay beetane par nahar ka naamonishaan hi mit gaya aur vahaaain ek baajaar lag gaya jo aaj chaaaindani chauk ke naam se jaana jaata hai.

un bimaariyon ki vajah chaahe jo rahi ho lekin dilleevaasi uske baad chatapati cheejon ko khaane ke shaukeen jaroor ho gaye. iske kahaani ke peechhe kitni sachchaai hai yeh agyaat hai lekin yeh jaroor sach hai ki Delhi chaat aaainkho me paani la de itni teekhi jaroor hoti hai.