Market: Dulhan Grocery
City: Fremont, CA
Last night I got home to a brown bag of samosas! My dad said:
They have a glass case behind the cashier to keep those Samosa warm. Whatever number you see inside the case, that all they have at the moment, unless they tell you how much longer you have to wait for more. I waited 10 minutes last night for 3 more. (They had only one inside when I walked in.)
I was too full from eating the baked nian gao as part of my dinner last night, so I had a samosa for breakfast this morning! Samosas are easy to reheat; just put it in a toaster oven for a few minutes and it’ll be crunchy.
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)
North Indian (or Punjabi) samosas are large and plump with a filling made of spicy mashed potatoes and peas. It is quite common to enrich the stuffing with raisins, cashews or peanuts. The pastry is thicker compared to its counterparts found in other parts of India and is traditionally deep-fried in pure ghee. (The Samosa Connection)
Traditionally, the samosa filling is prepared with vegetables including potatoes as the most common vegetable. Peas, onion and carrot are some of the popular additions. A plethora of flavoring ingredients like ginger, garlic, curry leaves, cumin powder, chili powder and coriander are added to enhance the taste of the filling. Samosa is generally served as an appetizer or snack along with coriander, tomato or tamarind chutney. Street vendors also sell this popular Indian snack along with chutney and sometimes with grated radish and chhole (chickpea curry). (iFood.tv)