India: Deconstructed Samosas

Restaurant: Curry Up Now
City: Palo Alto, CA

Curry Up Now started as the first Indian food truck in the SF Bay Area, then started a brick and motar restaurant in San Mateo in 2011. They now have two other locations, in Palo Alto and San Francisco.

deconstructed samosa

An inside out samosa loaded with garbanzo beans, pico & chutneys, dressed with mini samosas. I chose lamb, and the dish was also topped with sev.

Sev are small pieces of crunchy noodles made from chickpea flour paste which is seasoned with turmeric and cayenne before being deep-fried in oil. These noodles vary in thickness. Ready-to-eat varieties of sev, including flavoured sev are available in Indian stores. (Wikipedia)

A samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, ground lamb, ground beef or ground chicken. Its size and consistency may vary, but typically, it is distinctly triangular. Samosas are often accompanied by chutney. With its origins in Uttar Pradesh, they are a popular appetizer or snack in the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Southwest Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean, the Horn of Africa, North Africa and South Africa. (Wikipedia)

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