Samosa goes international, officially. Why officially? Because the United Kingdom is gearing up towards celebrating country’s first-ever ‘National Samosa Week’ from April 9 to 13 this year. Yep, samosa week in the UK.
The Indian snack, samosa is a mood-food like nothing else, and one of the most loved fried snack that Indians swear by, in any season and on any day. While Indian cuisine and snacks have gained significant attention and are getting popular in the western countries for its unique taste and blasts of flavours – but no food has made it like samosa has. The triangular shaped, crispy, savoury, fried and stuffed snack called samosa is gained international star food status. Because. From April 9 to 13, 2018 – six cities in the U.K. will celebrate the National Samosa Week!
Conceptualised by Romail Gulzar – a Leicester-based media personality, the National Samosa Week will be celebrated in Birmingham, Manchester, Coventry, Nottinghamshire and Radlett and it will be all about endless samosas. Gulzar says, “It is a tea time snack in the subcontinent but it can be so much more than that. We want to use this week to draw attention to the rich culture and food heritage of South Asia.” The events will consists of activities like pop-ups of popular samosa shops, samosa eating contests, tastiest samosa awards, etc. It will be an endless samosa treat for all samosa-lovers.
But more importantly, the participants of the delicious Samosa Week will make, sell, and consume the popular Indian snack to raise money for charity. The proceedings of charity will be done by two organisations – mental health charity LAMP and Care of Police Survivors (COPS) which are dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The organisers are encouraging people to buy or make their own samosas this week and sell them at work and school to raise funds for their local community or charities. Who knew samosa can bring smiles, not just on the faces of eaters but also on faces of those in need. Yummilicious.