For us Indians, samosa is a popular snack. So popular that we find a reason to munch on a samosa; it’s a must-have during the monsoons, or even as an appetizer at parties. The popularity seems to have crossed the shores and spread to England. Till recently, they hosted pie, burger, chocolate or cheese festivals but now the city plans to hold an entire week to mark the popularity of samosa. In the month of April, England’s Leicester city is going to host National Samosa Week.
This event has been launched by the organisers of the Leicester Curry Awards. National Samosa Week is meant to spread awareness about South Asian food and culture. According to an ANI report, the event is going to take place from April 9th to 13th. The main aim of the event is to encourage everyone to try, taste and enjoy these piquant delights.
On April 9, Monday, restaurant Chutney Ivy will open a pop-up shop outside its premises on Halford Street. There, it would be selling freshly-made samosas. The organisers of the event want the people to sell their homemade or shop-bought samosas as they are keen to organise get-togethers. The money which will be raised from the event will go to two local charities.
The organiser of the event, Romail Gulzar, said, “We want to encourage people all over the UK to buy or make their own samosas this week and sell them at work to raise funds for our nominated charities. If you’re feeling competitive, you could offer a prize for the best samosas. We think this could be the start of something really popular.”
Samosa is a spicy and flavourful fried street food dish stuffed with spiced potatoes or minced lamb, onion and peas. Though it is popularly known as South Asian delights, but it is also said to have originated from the Middle-East.