G Green Saoji (Meat-Chicken-Vegetable) Masala's (Speciality Masala's )

G Greens saoji masala is best in the spices category ,Saoji masala is been prepared by this community across India they are present in different part of the country by the different name's

Saoji History

The origin of the word saoji used for merchants in the Malwa region (east Gujarat and West Madhya Pradesh) of India during medieval times. Modern words Savkar, Sahukar, Saukar or Saokar used primarily in North and Western India is derived from the same root words.Traditionally, saojis have been a business community from several centuries; as such it is possible that they derived this name from their occupation. Within the saoji community, the word by itself is used by other people in the community to designate elders with respect.

Saojis are also called with different names in some parts of the country like Pategar / Patkars (mostly in Karnataka / Andhra / Tamilnadu), Shas' (some parts of Tamilnadu) and Khatris (mostly in Rajasthan, Andhra and some other states). The name Pategar / Patkar has its root in Tamil language and comes from the word "Pattu". Pattu in Tamil means "Silk".When savjis from the north central India migrated to the southern states, many of them were involved in silk cleaning and weaving business. Because of this occupation they came to be known as "PattuVelu" (meaning "Silk Cleaners "in Tamil. "Velu" in Tamil means "cleaning") or "Pattugaru" or "Pattukar", meaning "Silk makers" in Telugu which eventually became "Pategar" or "Patkar". Even today, there are many saoji families in Karnataka , Andhra and Tamil nadu who are in silk cleaning and weaving business. They are called as Khatris in parts of Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.

Later, medieval history (8th century to 13th century) is attributed to the Savji kings and dynasties who were the direct descendants of Sri Sahastrarjun, who ruled in north central India, notable among them being the Kalchuri dynasties. They bravely withstood the constant threats from the Muslim invasions. However with the fall of the Kalchuri rulers and the threat of rising conversions by the Islamic rulers , whose kingdoms were expanding from north,the community started migrating slowly from their original homeland to other parts of India during the 12th and 13th century AD.

Customs, traditions and the language spoken by savjis suggests that the community has its origin in North Central part of India or Malwa region (between west Madhya Pradesh and East Gujarat where such customs are followed and languages similar to the savji language are spoken. Close resemblance in physical features, traditions and believes of other kshatriya communities like the kalchuri in north central India, and the common history that these communities share, also establishes the fact that savjis were part of a larger community that lived in north-central part of India during 6th century till 13th century before the advent of Islam in northern part of India. Shaktipooja (in the form of Hinglajmata, Bhawanimata or Jagdambamataetc) is common in both the communities. Savjis believe their descent from Haihaya dynasty (dynasty of Sri Sahasrārjuna). Even ChandraseniyaKayasthaPrabhu claim to be descendants of King Sahastrarjuna and the Haihaya dynasty.] All of these communities were once the same and part of the dynasty that ruled the region of Malwa. Once powerful,the Kalchuri dynasty fell gradually to the rising Islamic rule in northern India. Constant threat of Islamic invasions and a fear of losing their cultural identity to the forced religious conversions by the Islamic rulers compelled the community to gradually disintegrate, and disperse from their homeland to different parts of India.

Savji community now as it is known thus broke from the larger community and migrated down south during that time. During the course of several centuries the link between these disintegrated communities was lost. The people who migrated to whichever parts of India adopted the regional traditions and languages. The places where they migrated as one big integrated group, retained their culture and tradition with little influence from the regional communities whereas places where they are in small numbers adopted the regional cultures and languages of the state where they are residing for example, people in Madhya Pradesh speak Hindi and follow Malwa culture, people in Gujarat speak Gujarati and follow Gujarati culture, many people in Maharashtra speak Marathi and follow Marathi culture etc.

Cuisine

Savji community is known for its hot and spicy non vegetarian delicacies and savji masala in places where savjis are concentrated in large numbers. Majority of the savji people are non vegetarian and hence preparation of variety of meat dishes is very common in the community. Goat meat, chicken and fish forms major component of Savji cuisine along with other vegetarian dishes. Some of the common recipes include, kheema (minced goat meat), shakanuchaknu (goat and chicken curry) prepared in special Savji spices. Saoji food is famous for its very hot and spicy flavor in many cities (where they are in large number) served in small family style restaurants called Savjikhanavali or Saoji Hotel / Bhojanalaya, found in large numbers in places like Hubli, Bangalore, Belgaum in Karnataka, Nagpur and Solapur in Maharashtra etc. There are a line of savjibhojanalays in Nagpur that are very popular in Maharashtra so much so that, the famous Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor had once featured Saoji mutton on one of his shows and it's recipe is also listed on his website.

The population of the community resides in Karnataka( Hubli/ Dharwad/Gadaglakhs) and others in Bangalore/Harihar/Belgaum/Gudur/Gajendragad/Gulbarga) and in Maharashtra( Solapur /Nagpur , Nasik, Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur,Karad,SataraSinnar, Sangamner, Yeola,Vasmat (Basmath)) , Andhra(majority in Hyderabad / Secunderabad and other in Kurnool,Nandyala, Gudur (knldist), Gadval, Armoor, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Koratla,Sangareddy, Rayalseema areas like Kodumur, Rajoli, Gadval, Mahabub Nagar, Gudur,Kurnool and Nandyala where they are called Khatris), Tamilnadu(majority in Chennai ,Kanchipuram and others in Tanjore, Vellore, Madurai), Madhya Pradesh(majority in Indore,Burhanpur,Jabalpur, Gwalior) , Gujarat(majority in Ahmedabad /Vadodara/ Surat). They are also found in Rajasthan (Jaipur, Ajmer) and Delhi in small numbers. In recent years some of the saoji families have settled in foreign countries with most of them in USA and others in UK, Canada etc.

The language got heavily influenced by other regional languages like Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, and Telugu etc. Close resemblance to Gujarati and Marwari languages also suggests that saoji people were part of communities that lived in the region of eastern Madhya Pradesh and western Gujarat , which eventually got separated and migrated to settle in different parts of India. Saoji language does not have its own script, as such, the language is written in other regional language scripts like Devanagari, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil etc. Most savji families living in Madhya Pradesh mostly speak Hindi,in Hubli/ Dharwad/Gadag and others in Bangalore/Harihar/Belgaum/Gudur/Gajendragad/Gulbarga) and in Maharashtra(majority of them in Solapur/Nagpur and others in Nasik,Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur,Karad,SataraSinnar, Sangamner, Yeola, Vasmat (Basmath)), Andhra(majority in Hyderabad / Secunderabad and other in Kurnool, Nandyala, Gudur(knldist), Gadval, Armoor, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Koratla, Sangareddy,Rayalseema areas like Kodumur, Rajoli,Gadval, Mahabub Nagar, Gudur, Kurnool and Nandyala where they are called Khatris), Tamilnadu(majority in Chennai , Kanchipuram and others in Tanjore, Vellore, Madurai), Madhya Pradesh(majority in Indore,Burhanpur,Jabalpur, Gwalior) , Gujarat(majority in Ahmedabad /Vadodara/Surat). They are also found in Rajasthan (Jaipur, Ajmer) and Delhi in small numbers. In recent years some of the saovji families have settled in foreign countries with most of them in USA and others in UK, Canada etc.

Therefore Saoji food is not any regional food it is the national food as it is been prepared in different part of the country by different names.

G Green is maintaining the taste and quality of the Saoji foods and catering nationally to all the taste buds.

Our saoji Masala is available in three variants

  1. Saoji Chicken Masala
  2. Saoji Meat Masala
  3. Saoji Vegitable Masala

Avalable in 50g,100g ,200g packings

Saoji Chicken Masala

Saoji Meat Masala

Saoji Vegitable Masala

 
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