A dish that literally no one can hate (and if you do please send us an email, we want to talk), the samosa is a delicious, savory pastry with a flaky covering filled with a spiced filling of your choice. If you ever happen to visit India, you will see these everywhere. This simple snack is so versatile that you may enjoy it as an appetizer, a snack with your evening chai, or you can even place it between two pieces of bread, put on some chutney and voila - you just made a sandwich.
You see, it is this and so much more which warrants all the love and fan-following the samosa has gathered. To fully understand all things samosa, let’s take a deeper look into this dish.
What Does A Samosa Look Like?
The anatomy of a samosa is extremely simple to distinguish. A samosa is a triangular shaped, typically crispy because it is deep fried. A samosa is filled with a savory mix of your preferred filling (choose between a veggie filling or a meat filling or both). This ensures the perfect balance of crispiness on the outside, and hot and soft deliciousness on the inside. The most common samosa filling is made up of mashed potatoes, mixed with a medley of spices such as cumin, coriander, garam masala, and turmeric. However, this filling can be anything that your heart desires. For example, Chef Bombay created a Mini Chicken Tikka Samosa that is filled with, you guessed it, one of the most popular Indian food meals, Chicken Tikka Masala.
Samosa 101: What You Need to know About Samosas
Originating from the Indian subcontinent, the samosa gained popularity rapidly and spread all over the world. The various varieties of this dish, curated according to personal and regional preferences made it an immediate hit. Each culture produces a unique variant which combines this classic Indian snack with their preferences. One example of this would be Chef Bombay creating a Mini Spicy Pumpkin Samosa, which combines the traditional Indian recipe with the Western culture’s obsession with pumpkin during the fall season. The pumpkin filled samosa has influenced people who would normally steer clear of Indian food to give the cuisine a try. And guess what? They loved the samosa and are now more willing to try other dishes like biryani.
The samosa can be best enjoyed with a tasty homemade chutney to truly enjoy each and every bite and taste the assortment of different flavors that burst in your mouth, right from the first bite. Accompany your samosa with a hot or cold Indian drink to wash down the spices of this delight. Another popular accompaniment for samosas is tamarind sauce. Chef Bombay includes tamarind sauce to enjoy with each serving of samosas.
How to Get a Crispy Samosa?
The best way to prepare a samosas to get them nice and crispy is to use an air fryer. This is one of the healthiest methods to get samosas crispy, as it avoids deep frying. We compiled the top ways to make the best samosas which includes air frying, microwave, pan frying, and more.
For us, samosas are more than just a snack. It’s a culinary masterpiece, which we just cannot get enough of. This well-crafted and mouth-watering delight will remain an all-time-favorite due to its unique and rich palette and humble versatility.