The ubiquity of samosa in Indian life is reflected in one of the most famous quotes in contemporary politics: ‘Jab tak samosa mein rahega aloo, Bihar mein rahega Lalu’ (as long as the samosa has potatoes, Bihar will have Lalu).
Lalu Prasad Yadav is facing new legal challenges, but the humble samosa has crossed the seas to become as prominent in Britain as the burger. To honour its stature, a National Samosa Week has been launched to draw attention to the culture and food heritage of South Asia.
The samosa has become intrinsic to the discourse of “going for an Indian”, an increasingly prominent phrase in British social, economic, and cultural life since the 1960s — it means going for an Indian meal after weekend bouts in pubs and other occasions.
And now,British city Leicester will host a National Samosa Week from April 9 to 13 to draw attention to the culture and food heritage of South Asia. The residents will be encouraged to buy, eat and sell samosas and the money raised through the sales will go to two local charity organisations. Notably, Leicester has a large Indian-origin population.