Let’s talk chicken samosas. Yes, those mouth watering pastries with a crisp exterior and hot juicy minced chicken on the inside. Chicken samosas always have just the right amount of spice to keep you wanting another bite. Here are 6 reasons to love a chicken samosa.
1. Filled with History
Do you ever wonder what the story is behind the food you are eating? According to legends, Iranian traders who traveled to India first brought samosas with them during the 13th and 14th centuries. It is said that the Muslim traders carried this triangular-shaped pastry filled with a variety of fillings, to be ready to go for the next day.
2. Available at Many Restaurants Downtown Ottawa
The diversity of Ottawa’s cultures means that you can easily find chicken samosas in Indian restaurants in downtown Ottawa. As well, you can find this delicious treat whether you are in the Glebe or other various places in the city.
3. The Variety of Fillings
Samosas come with such a wide variety of fillings that if you prefer the taste of beef, that is never a problem. Samosas can be filled with minced beef, vegetables, fried rice, shrimp and even chocolate. You can also be flexible with the sauce you pair your samosa with. You can go for tamarind chutney, a cilantro dipping sauce, and chilli sauce among many others. Check out restaurants in downtown Ottawa and ask if they have a unique specialty samosa.
4. A Real Treat
We don’t mind that this flavour-filled pastry is somewhat calorific because we know that once this chicken samosa is in our mouth, it is going to be so delightful. It is just like when you are thinking about eating a doughnut or a piece of cake. You can hear that little voice inside your head having its own conversation saying, “You know you probably should not be eating that.” Then the reply goes: “Oh but this is going to taste so good. Just have this amazing delicatessen and enjoy it!”
5. Freeze Now and Heat Later
Of course, the best chicken samosa is when it is fresh from restaurants in downtown Ottawa. However, with the option of freezing your chicken samosa and reheating it later, this convenience adds to the love for this tasty snack.
A chicken samosa is the perfect side dish or appetizer because you can eat it with almost anything. If you are cooking up rice and sautéed vegetables, why not add a chicken samosa? If you are eating pasta or fish for dinner, you can always add a chicken samosa as a side for the dinner table to add the perfect touch. You can pick up chicken samosas at your local Indian restaurant in downtown Ottawa, and get them to go!