sa·​mo·​sa | \ sə-ˈmō-sə How to pronounce samosa (audio) \

Definition of samosa

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

Examples of samosa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Get all the flavors of a samosa in this easy-to-make patty-like pancake. Washington Post, "Shareable recipes for socially distant gatherings, including empanadas, slab pies and quesadillas," 4 Nov. 2020 Zareen’s also sells frozen samosas, breads and meats. Soleil Ho,, "The best takeout and delivery spots in the South Bay and Peninsula," 30 May 2020 Aloo pakora, dahi baray, beef samosa and hyderabadi chicken biryani. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "For Ramadan, this mom-and-pop Phoenix restaurant will offer a take-out menu and free meals," 25 Apr. 2020 The writer Scaachi Koul once shared a video of her Kashmiri parents deciding where in the car to place a take-out samosa, and watching them pick each other apart, and then eat it together, made my eyes well with homesick tears. Priyanka Mattoo, New York Times, "Criticism Is My Love Language," 23 Apr. 2020 The result is fragrant, layered comfort — sambusas, samosa-like turnovers filled with ground beef; biryani with slow-cooked goat or falafel and hummus; spaghetti with meat sauce; chicken stew pooling over a base of coconut milk grits., "selected this month by Bon Appetit for the magazine’s annual “Hot 10” list of best new restaurants in the country. There are some," 25 Sep. 2019 After a Hindu priest’s blessing, as well as crowd control by private security and local police, shopping and samosa sampling quickly resumed on the first of a four-day grand opening weekend. Louisa Chu,, "Giant Indian supermarket Patel Brothers opens in Niles with Hindu blessing and much-needed crowd control," 4 Oct. 2019 Again hot dish, and Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, whose chickpea, chutney and Tater Tot dish called Little Moga-Hot-Dishu was inspired by a Minnesota blogger’s samosa chaatdish. Kim Severson, New York Times, "A Classic Midwestern Dish Becomes a Talking Point in Iowa," 28 Jan. 2020 For one, the gusts of steam unleashed from a piping hot samosa wounds my palette. Quartz Staff, Quartz India, "Culinary confessions: At times “Indian food” can completely put off Indians themselves," 26 Nov. 2019

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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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“Samosa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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