samosa

noun
sa·mo·sa | \sə-ˈmō-sə \

Definition of samosa 

: a small triangular pastry filled with spiced meat or vegetables and fried in ghee or oil

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Before getting into the entrees, the plump, from-scratch samosas prove perfectly flaky with just the right amount of spice. Griffin Jackson, chicagotribune.com, "The most diverse street in America? Find color, culture, connectedness on Devon Avenue," 28 June 2018 Consider these vegan samosas, packed with peas, cilantro, jalapeño and cayenne. Alex Van Buren, Health.com, "10 Snacks a Food Writer Packs for Day Hikes and Car Trips," 6 June 2018 Masala fries, samosa, tikka masala wraps and chicken curry grace the menu. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "New restaurants in Phoenix in March: 37 openings in a month may set a record," 2 Apr. 2018 The street outside is clogged with black cars double- and triple-parked, and a Doughnut Plant on the ground floor advertises a chai-and-samosa-doughnut special for eight dollars. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "At Uber, a New C.E.O. Shifts Gears," 30 Mar. 2018 Actor Adam Sandler, model Maye Musk and Beverly Hills mayor Lili Bosse joined the crowd, as guests noshed on tuna tartare and sweet potato samosas. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Demi Moore Honored by Visionary Women Group on International Women's Day," 9 Mar. 2018 And please, for the love of all things holy, resist the urge to cut your samosa with a knife and fork. Gowri Chandra, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Eating with Your Hands Around the World," 5 Mar. 2018 There’s the familiar crunchy samosa, filled with potato and peas (79 cents), but also the slider-like vada pav ($2.99), a small roll holding a fried potato dumpling that’s draped with cilantro chutney and garlicky spread. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "At Indian Delight in Oak Creek, the name fits," 16 Jan. 2018 It’s hard to walk 15 minutes through India’s financial hub without finding street hawkers offering samosa, pakora, and other fried gems for pocket change. Bloomberg.com, "28 Delicious Dishes Around the World for $5 or Less," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of samosa

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for samosa

Hindi samosā & Urdu samosa, sambūsa, from Persian sambūsa

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