Indian food used to be my favorite cuisine in the winter months. Just the thought of sopping up all the curry goodness with freshly baked naan bread warms my body and soul. But now that we are entering summery season, the heat from curry is not my priority, though I still want my occasional Indian fix. So what better way to satisfy my craving than a small appetizer?
Samosa is a small fried turnover that features either savory or sweet filling. I was walking along the Little India neighborhood in Manhattan and came across a small deli that had three lonely vegetarian samosa in a plastic case by the cashier. It was only $1, so not a big damage on my wallet (whereas the restaurant could charge up to $3 each.) I saved the triangular pocket of joy till I get home, so I graciously stopped the proprietor from microwaving it.
Lesson be learned. Warm up a cold samosa in a toaster/oven rather than a microwave to resurrect the crispy exterior. Mine was a big soggy due to condensation. Oh, it was spicy alright, but not overly. The filling consisted of green peas, mashed up potatoes and other random vegetables. It is a lite snack that ties you over from lunch to dinner.