Fanfare for a fan-samosa (fan)

August 10, 2008

Japani SamosaUh, so this post’s title ran away from me …but never mind. What you see in close up is a Japani Samosa. We read about this in the paper – this store run by a Sikh has been selling Japanese samosas for the last 60 years, so 4 days before I packed up my life in Delhi, we went scouring the streets of Chandni Chowk and Chawdi Bazaar for all the old-world treats. (we also bought jewelry on Dariba Kalan, the silversmith street, but the food really was the biggest draw). Here, across Moti Cinema, is Manohar’s Japani Samosa stall. The samosa is shaped like an accordion fan (think deep fried, stuffed, fanned phyllo.) The chhole, though, were to die for. (And after two helpings each, we were close.)


11 Responses to “Fanfare for a fan-samosa (fan)”

  1. @chetthaker says:

    love the GIANT spoon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Gaurav says:

    not for the faint hearted ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. chhavi says:

    @Chettaker, erm, it was handy ๐Ÿ˜€
    @Gaurav, nearly didn’t recognize you … if you’re in delhi, go check it out!

  4. Gopal Sea says:

    seems Chhavi savours Chhole a title that goes down well with a figure of speech. you could make a rap song… Chavvi savours Chole…. Fan samosa hole… Chhavi bole…. Samosa bol tole.. tereko nai mila tu role… (instant mix ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. manuscrypts says:

    is it just me, or does it look like a momo?

  6. chhavi says:

    @Gopal LOL. I think it has great potential. Pan-India appeal with the language and the food references ๐Ÿ˜€ NICE!

    @manuscrypts momo? not up close, it doesn’t. Blame my dinky camera phone and my bad photography for any resemblance to any momo living or dead. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Animesh Raj says:

    looks too oily in this pic! what did it taste like? any idea why it’s called japanese samosa?

  8. chhavi says:

    @Animesh – it was greasy and hot and stuffed with a very little bit of spiced aaloo – and like most greasy things, it tasted divine. It’s called a Japani samosa because it’s shaped like a hand fan such as this:

  9. Pallavi says:

    Looks too good … yummmm !!!

  10. Animesh Raj says:

    thanx for the link ๐Ÿ™‚ someone very rightly said that all good things are immoral, illegal or they make you fat!!

  11. sandrar says:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers! Sandra. R.

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