Who doesn’t enjoy a golden brown, three cornered savory delight, filled with any desirable meaty or vegetarian filling for lunch or a light snack?

For those who did not know, samoosas were originally named “samsa” after the pyramids in Central Asia, where samoosas are originally from. Most individuals usually think samosas were first made in India, but in actual fact, samoosas were traded to the Indian subcontinent in the 13th – 14th century from Central Asia.

Adopting many names all over the world and constantly developing enticing new flavours and fillings, samoosas are a global snack yet it remains a staple delicacy with its crispy pastry coat and scrumptious filling. In India, samoosas are generally made with wheat or maida flour, and stuffed with a mixture of mashed boiled potato, onions, green peas, spices and green chili. Samoosas can even be made into a sweet treat, accompanied with yoghurt and chutney fillings and even chocolate sauce.

At Design@Bay, lunch was all about samoosa’s today. From a selection of spicy potato to creamy cheese and corn, and not forgetting a dozen chicken samossa’s for that added variety.

What started off as a debate between who deserves the last cheese and corn, ended in a tied victory with two of our staff members managing to consume 18 samoosas each! The samoosas were supplied by The Samoosa Company, a proudly local and authentic pastry company run by Farah Davids.