Who doesn’t get the crave to eat fast foods, especially, when one is out on Mumbai streets. The delicious fragrance and mouth watering taste can make anyone forget the health consciousness and grab one to sooth it’s appetite. Present in every nook of the road, one will definitely find a stall of Vada pav and Samosa pav in abundance on Mumbai streets. Samosa is the second favourite junk food of the Mumbaikars. Vada pav will always be on the top list, though.
Both the dishes are known for their Potato stuffing, however, one may not prefer having Vada alone while Samosa is preferred even as a standalone dish along with yummy chutneys. We chose to talk about Samosa today and give you ways to change the ingredients to make it even more finger-licking dish. Stuffings in samosa are changing day by day, there are varieties of Samosa that have different ingredients in it. Today, Samosa is also prepared as a non-veg snack and it is a deep fried dish that can also be baked optionally. There are different types of shapes that Samosa can be moulded based on one’s preference. It is known in every parts of the country, however, Mumbai is where it, perhaps, is the most recognised dish and widely eaten one too. Let’s now look at different ingredients that one can use to stuff in the Samosas to give a variety of tastes to us. Let’s know these ingredients and their effect in enhancing Samosa’s taste.
1. TANDOORI PANEER SAMOSA
This is for all the paneer lovers who just love Paneer in everything. Though this Samosa is slightly different than the usual potato stuffed Samosas, you will definitely love it’s taste for sure. The tandoori paneer Samosa comprises aromatic tandoori spices and the filling has a spicy and sour taste. It is being served with sweet and sour chutney to cut the richness of the paneer filling. It is usually served in a North Indian style.
2. CHANA DAL SAMOSA
Chana Dal Samosa is also known as lentil samosa. It is also a popular North Indian snack that is often served with a cup of hot tea in the evening. The combination of potatoes and lentil gives a crunchy taste to the filling. It is flavorful variation of classic potato Samosas that everyone would love to try. Chana dal is a great source of dietary fibre, lean protein and iron, and to increase the benefit of it, cook the Samosa by baking process rather than frying process.
3. CAULIFLOWER SAMOSA
Cauliflower Samosa is also known as ‘Phulkapir Singara’ in West Bengal. It is a delicious Bengali version of Samosa that’s widely loved and consumed after fish in West Bengal. It is almost prepared in every sweet shop in winter. This Samosa is usually served with ketchup or tamarind chutney or you can also have it without anything as it itself requires no additional taste enhancing stuff like chutneys.
4. MUSHROOM SAMOSA
Mushroom Samosa tastes as good as chicken stuffed Samosas, especially, when you haven’t had chicken for long. Mushroom works as a delicious low calorie filling in Samosa which is preferred by health conscious food lovers. Mushroom is one of the few food based sources of Vitamin D. The combination of tomato, onions and green chillies add flavourful taste to the dish. Mushroom samosa is served with Pudina chutney widely.
5. CHICKEN SAMOSA
Chicken samosa are very famous in non veg snacks. The hot spicy chicken filling is seasoned with pepper sauce, smoked paprika and white pepper which render a subtle heat of the filling. It is great appetizer for parties. Chicken samosa is deep fried as well as baked. It can be served with Pudina chutney or even with schezwan sauce or mayonnaise.
6. MUTTON KEEMA SAMOSA
Another Bengali Samosa known as Mangster Singara, widely loved by mutton lovers. It is mainly found in every corner of Bengal and is also famous in various parts of India. The chewy mutton filling is seasoned with garlic, ginger and green chillies and cooked with perfection to develop mouth-watering taste.
7. TUNA SAMOSA
Tuna Samosa is another non-vegetarian Samosa where the proteinous Tuna fish is stuffed in it. It is a light and non spicy snack. It is greatly enjoyed by fish lovers, especially, Tuna fish eaters. We must say that the trend to make Tuna Samosa has greatly increased with time, today a lot of foodmaniac love having their hands on this dish.