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Samosa in Somerville

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Samosa in Somerville

MB | Nov 7, 2003 10:29 AM

Hi, my name is MB and I'm addicted to samosas.

I stopped in at Saini Sweet Shop last night and I must confess (eyes dropped down) that I got FOUR samosas, ate one cold in the car and had the other three at home for dinner. I'm kind of new to Indian food, clearly no expert, but these veggie samosas sure do rock. I like that the filling has great texture, perfect cubes of potato, green peas, etc. and wonderful seasoning. The shell seems fairly light for something that's fried and doesn't get too greasy when reheated. They come with a tamarind/onion chutney that is deelish. Plus, what a deal for $2.10.

The store is basically just a big room with a couple of tables. There were a couple of those metal trays - licked clean - on one table that handn't been cleared yet, like the ones at Punjabi Dhaba. The walls are lined with shelves of dusty Indian products and there's a small refrigerated case/counter in the middle of the room. In the case are the samosas and a variety of sweets. On top of the counter were some biscuits that the owner let me try. Basically just seasoned flour, heavily peppered and fried, that he said you have as a snack with tea or even beer. The samosas are prepared that day and then kept refrigerated, so that's the only bummer.

They have a menu which includes a lot of popular Indian dishes that I recognized, plus some that were completely new to me. Has anyone had any experience here? Tips?

Here's the address I pulled from an old Boston Phoenix writeup (link below):
65 Summer Street, near the Shell station, in Somerville. Call (617) 623-2603

Link: http://www.bostonphoenix.com/archive/...

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