Social media is a weird weird place and if at all you know the word 'Twitter' you're probably familiar with its bizarre trends. Saturday evening, 'Samosa' was one of the top trends on the micro-blogging app and nobody exactly knows why. The word at once reminded Twitteratti of the delicious Indian street food making them super hungry. Since then, Twitterverse is full of recipes, facts and 'chatni' stories. Some confused users also shared funny memes.
Even actor-comedian Vir Das couldn't help but feel the same. Coming across the trend, he tweeted, "Why is Samosa trending and why am I ordering one just because I saw a trend? This is unacceptable."
Going with the Twitter trend, a user shared a fact related to the dish. "Samosas were originally brought to India by Turks. They were made by stuffing beef, ghee, onion and spices. These were served as part of main course before rice," the tweet read. A third one shared the pain of craving for samosa during the lockdown writing, "When you're in lockdown and see samosa trending on twitter."
Are you craving for the snack for the snack too? Here's an easy Samosa recipe:
- 2 cups maida
- 1 tsp carrom seeds (ajwain)
- 1/4 cup oil or ghee
- Salt for taste
- 500 grams potato
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- half cup boiled green peas
- 1 tbsp ginger (minced)
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 pinch hing
- 2 finely chopped green chillis
- salt to taste
- Make a fine dough by kneading maida. Add ajwain and salt to it. Make sure the dough is stiff and hard and not soft.
- Keep it aside for an hour.
- For the filling, mash the potatoes and add lemon juice, ginger, thing green chillies and salt.
- Make small balls of the dough and flatten them round.
- Cut each of the flattened dough into half making a semi-circle.
- Make a cone and add filling to it.
- Secure the open end by pressing the edges.
- Deep fry the filled cones and enjoy the delicious snack.