Samosas: The undiscovered treat


A samosa (or sambusa as pronounced in Ethiopia and Eritrea) is a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling. Spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, ground lamb, ground beef or ground chicken are stuffed and rolled in thin dough and fried. Although size and consistency may vary from location to location, typically, it is distinctly triangular. Samosas are a popular appetizer or snack in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Southwest Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean, the Horn of Africa, North Africa and South Africa. They are almost a staple of local cuisine in most  Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia) countries, where they are known as sambusa. While they can be eaten any time of the year, they are usually reserved for special occasions, such as Ramadan, Christmas and Meskel.

It is a delicious light snack


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    July 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm Reply

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      July 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm Reply

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