Jamai Sasthi

Singara Bengali Style


Singara or samosa is a popular fried triangular snack consisting of a savory filling, which mainly includes spiced potatoes but is also available sometimes in other variants like onions, peas, coriander, and lentils, or ground lamb or chicken. The samosa is a popular appetizer and snack Indian widespread across the Asia center south, the Arabian Peninsula, arriving over the Mediterranean to the Horn of Africa, North Africa and Greece.

Typically consists of a triangular shell sometimes semilunar or tetrahedral of pastry flour maida, fried or baked, stuffed mainly with potatoes but also with onions, peas, lentils, cheese, meat or chicken and various spices local as chilli or coriander. The size and consistency of the filling vary depending on the culture or the country where the samosa is prepared, although generally it is just a triangle is not greater than ten centimeters. The samosa is often accompanied with chutney of tamarind or curd.

The word samosa can be made ​​to report to the Persian sanbosag. In other cultures it is rather obvious derivation from the root of the word sanbusak or sanbusaj crescent in Arabic, sambosa in Afghanistan, samosa in India, samboosa in Tajikistan , samsa for the majority nations Turkish, sambusa in some parts of Iran and Eritrea, chamuça in Goa, Mozambique and Portugal. Although in the Arabic-speaking populations refers to the word sambusak in numerous cookbooks Arab medieval pronunciation was often transcribed as sambusaj.