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 Appetizers come in veg, chicken, goat, lamb and seafood, and range from $7.99 for a simple three-piece potato and pea samosa platter, to $17.99 for the lamb fry and mutton chukka, in which the meat is layered with spices. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 29 Apr. 2022 Don’t miss the samosa chat washed down with a mango lassi. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 4 Jan. 2022 Gurbani’s original recipe makes two 10-inch samosa tarts, which, when cut into small squares, is ideal for a big gathering. Kendra Vaculin, Bon Appétit, 14 Oct. 2021 Try a shrimp bezule, a Punjabi samosa or cauliflower pakora. Sherrie Nachman, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 Sample vegan hummus or baba ghanoush from Sanabels Mediterranean Grill, try a beef or veggie sambusa (an Ethiopian samosa) from the Queen of Sheba Restaurant, or get the pork sausage and Brazilian corn salad from Fogo de Chão. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 14 May 2021 One big samosa, filled with potatoes and peas and served with cilantro and tamarind chutneys, is nestled in the box. Sonia Chopra, Bon Appétit, 23 Apr. 2021 The sight of a fat samosa sets the mouth up for Indian accents, peas and potatoes. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2021 Eating a whole, thick-skinned samosa feels like dinner. Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2021 See More

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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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6 May 2022

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“Samosa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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