If you eat a samosa, a somewhat pyramidal dish, you’ll notice it has a little peak with a folded base. Some go for the crunch at the base first, while others bite into the peak with the potato and pea curry filling. In my part of India, there is a saying that people who eat the peak first will get handsome spouses. Remember this the next time you order a samosa, and eat the peak first.
In their article, Level Editors called out samosas as unhealthy food marketed as healthy.
To quote them,
Health nuts love to chow down on Indian cuisine, presumably due to the wealth of vegetable options available. But these are basically glorified french fries with an added dose of refined flour to spike that insulin. (Free tip: Make sure you get some dal somewhere in the meal to temper that part.)
Hold my chai, I have to laugh. Samosas being marketed as healthy, that has to be ice-to-the-Eskimo level fraud.
In India, nobody thinks of samosas as healthy. Samosas appear in advertisements for dyspepsia powders, and in air-fryer advertisements so that the unhealthy deep fried food is made a wee bit healthier.
In movies, samosas are eaten by men with pot-bellies. It is a lecherous, sinful food.
Which is why, to commemorate the iconic dish, I ordered in some samosa from Bhola Maharaj today. The condiment bowls contain sambar, a lentil based dal dish and coconut chutney, In Jamshedpur we have the tradition of eating North-Indian dishes like the samosa with South-Indian accompaniments like sambar, and coconut chutney.
Maybe the cooks at Bhola Maharaj have read Level’s article in the draft stage! They added the dal, in the form of the sambar. So no insulin spike, and it tastes much better, too.
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