Thursday, February 29, 2024

Celebrating World Samosa Day

September 5 is celebrated as World Samosa Day and the day is solely dedicated to the crunchy oily snack. Be it rains or winter or summer, samosas are our savour.
For those unaccustomed to the humble street food item, it’s a triangular-shaped pastry that comes with a range of fillings. Different parts of the world have their iteration of the snack – from samboosa to sambusek – while samosa is the version enjoyed in most parts of South Asia.
Samosas is a delightfully fried dish filled with onions, peas, potatoes, cheese, beef or lamb, or any of a myriad of other fillings. Samosas have become increasingly popular snack in many parts of the world. World Samosa Day encourages you to try them out if you’ve never had them, no matter where you’re from.
Originally named samsa, after the pyramids in Central Asia, historical accounts also refer to it as sanbusak, sanbusaq or even sanbusaj, all deriving from the Persian word, sanbosag. In South Asia, it was introduced by the Middle Eastern chefs during the Delhi Sultanate rule, although some accounts credit traders for bringing the fare to this part of the world. Nevertheless, from its humble beginnings—in older days, people would cook the mince-filled triangles over campfire and eat them as snacks during travel—samosa has come a long way. And after having earned the blessings of the Indian royalty, the snack soon became food fit for the king.
To this day Samosas can be found in family homes, at fancy or casual restaurants, and even from roadside vendors where they are fried fresh in vegetable oil. Their shell is prepared using wheat or maida flour, and they are then stuffed with a traditional mashed potato, onions, green peas, and various regional spices that make it absolutely delicious. To make it even more perfect, vendors tend to serve it with a bit of mint, coriander, and tamarind.
However, the absolute largest Samosa in the world that set the Guinness World Record in 2017, weighing in at 153 kg (335 pounds), was made in a London mosque as a way to bring awareness to a charity.
And the world samosa day is best celebrated by engrossing in thsese uniquely delicious fried snacks. You will be satisfied with every delectable bite of the year-old snake. It must be a good combination along with tea or coffee. A sip and a bite worth it all! Just get out and try them out now! And it’s a appropriate day to enjoy every bite since it’s World Samosa Day.

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