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Dubai: World Samosa Day, where to eat?

It is no surprise that samosa, a mouthwatering, deep-fried, cheap, crispy, and golden brown pocket of goodness, has a day dedicated to celebrating it. If you’ve never tried one, you’re definitely missing out and today would be a great excuse to grab the opportunity and try the widely loved pastry!

The triangular-shaped, savoury dish consists of a shell primarily made of wheat or maida flour that is filled with onions, peas and loads of potatoes that are cooked in a variety of spices. They even come in non-veg options with minced beef, chicken or lamb fillings. Recently, there have been bizarre options for the snack with sweet fillings such as cinnamon cheesecake, mango, Nutella and coconut. The samosa is usually served hot with fresh chutney, yoghurt, and/or a sweet tamarind-based sauce on the side.

The origin of World Samosa Day is uncertain, but that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating the appetiser on September 5th every year!  You can hold a friendly samosa cook-off for your friends and family or try as many samosas as you can don’t forget to take a picture of your food before diving in and share it on social media with the hashtag #WorldSamosaDay and tag us @theindiantrumpet.

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Here, we curated a list of a few places that serve samosas.

Dhaba Lane

The homegrown Punjabi Restaurant, Dhaba Lane, celebrates World Samosa Day by offering their customers Samosa Chaat with two cups of chai; the latter is absolutely FREE! Their Samosa Chaat consists of a crispy samosa layered with chickpea curry, chutneys, yoghurt, spices, pomegranates, and sev to hit all the flavour profiles and textures in one dish. The Samosa Chaat’s spices-induced masala is sure to make you swoon with just its visuals. This perfectly balanced dish is more comforting when shared with friends and family over a cup of chai (Free of course! *wink*).

  • What: World Samosa Day Offer – Free Chai with Samosa Chaat
  • When: 5th September 2022
  • Price: AED 22
  • Where: Behind Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Al Karama, Dubai & Ground Floor, Al Garhoud Views Building, Al Garhoud, Dubai

Khau Galli

The quirky Bollywood-themed restaurant – Khau Galli – in JLT is offering a bunch of samosa dishes. For their irresistible deals, Khau Galli calls out all the samosa lovers to unite.

  • When: 5th September 2022
  • Price: Samosa: AED 4
    Samosa Pav: AED 9
    Samosa Chola Chaat: AED 19
  • Where: Fortune Executive, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai

Farzi Dubai

There is no place to dig into the tasty treat ‘samosa’ like the Farzi Dubai restaurant. The restaurant brings in its very own chaatwala, rolling the cart around, ringing a bell to let guests know they are ready for chaat-making. Diners can simply call over and watch their dish be made live at the table in traditional chaatwala fashion. You can choose from any of the nine chaats on offer, including Farzi’s famous Punjabi samosas, then topped with chickpeas and a tangy sweet sauce. Whichever chaat takes the fancy, all can be washed down with an array of Mumbai-special cutting chai. Literally translating as “1/2 a cup of tea”, this on-the-go hot drink is a perfect taste-bud teaser and the perfect partner for a couple of samosas.

  • When: 5th September 2022
  • Price: AED25/chaat
  • Where: Mall of the Emirates & City Walk

Bombay Bungalow

Pull up a seat at Bombay Bungalow to celebrate Samosa Day. Whether you are looking to relish in flavourful samosas without hurting your pocket or simply need a quick samosa fix, Bombay Bungalow has you covered. Harnessing the most important ingredients to make it the perfect dining experience, the restaurant offers an array of plattered veg samosas that includes a delicious mint chutney to complete the experience. Rich in flavour and produce, this street-style dish is set to transport you to the streets of India and is reminiscent of homey flavours. 

  • When: 5th September 2022
  • Price: Varies (a la carte)
  • Where: JBR

Dubai’s Big Eid Eat Festival: Eat & do charity too!

The Crossing, a new fine dining Indian restaurant located in The H Hotel, is set to participate in Dubai’s Big Eid Eat Festival, taking place as part of Dubai Summer Surprises from July 9 – 12, 2022.  

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The Crossing has designed a three-course special menu for the four-day festival priced at AED 249.  Diners visiting the restaurant can also look forward to taking home a lovely Eid Hamper featuring a mix of the restaurant’s signature spices and condiments, specially curated by Chef Ankur Chakraborty.  

Guests can also enjoy a delicious slow-cooked short rib as part of the Special Menu or individually from the a la carte menu. Kids below the age of six dine complimentarily.  

In addition, The Crossing will donate all proceeds collected from the 2nd day of the festival (July 11, 2022) exclusively to Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. The proceeds will be used by the UAE-based global philanthropic organization towards providing children and youth in developing countries with access to quality education.  

Abdulla Ahmed Alshehhi, Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Cares, said: “Education has the power to transform lives. Through the right learning opportunities, we can ensure that children in unfortunate circumstances can still access their right to education and realize their full potential for the betterment of their own future. We are thankful to The Crossing for their collaboration this Eid that will support our efforts towards delivering quality education to children and youth who most need our assistance.” 

“Diners will be able to enjoy an irresistible and lavish menu with family and friends this Eid.  We want to make it extra special by offering some of our secret signature spice blends with our guests,” said Chef Ankur Chakraborty, Managing Partner, The Crossing. “Eid is all about sharing and giving back to the community. We welcome our diners to join us in the true spirit of Eid as we donate the entire proceeds from the second day of the festival, July 11, 2022, to Dubai Cares to support the education of underprivileged children and youth.”