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Someone on Twitter asked me about my favourite place for samosas in Bandra yesterday.
My answer to that, and in Mumbai, without a second thought was Punjab Sweet House. The maida crust is amazingly crunchy. The potato and peas filling most demure. It combines beautifully with the sweet,
tangy & hot tamarind chutney that they give on the side. They have a constant supply of freshly fried samosas coming in at the shop. Yesterday we almost singed our tongues while having these during a Finely Chopped Bandra Breakfast Food Walk that I conducted yesterday. Patience often falls prey to greed you see.
There was a time when a samosa and 100 g jalebi from Punjab Sweets was my usual weekend breakfast. A combination I remembered from Kolkata. We used to live opposite the shop and I was a lot younger then. I’d go to the shop, buy my stash. Come home, make my coffee and enjoy the treat. I recently tried their green peas samosa and loved it too.
In Mumbai, these are often referred to as Punjabi samosas as opposed to those sold in Irani and Goan bakeries which have a minced meat filling and are smaller. The Bengali shingara is smaller too. The maida coating is often tighter and the spicing of the potato mix more intense and the texture of the potatoes inside firmer. In winter cauliflower is stuffed in. I love the Turkish/ Lebanese feta filled sambuca too and have had flat potato filled ones in Malaysia.
Which is your favourite place for samosas?
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