Kashmiri chilli chicken filled samosa wins contest in South Africa

Updated: Dec 29, 2017, 09:35 IST | Agencies | Johannesburg

Popular Indian snack samosa with Kashmiri chilli chicken fillings has beaten chocolate, cashew nuts and other exotic entries in a first such contest in South Africa.

Popular Indian snack samosa with Kashmiri chilli chicken fillings has beaten chocolate, cashew nuts and other exotic entries in a first such contest in South Africa. The contest was organised by the largest national newspaper for the Indian community in South Africa. Among the various entries in the competition were samosas that featured almonds and cashews drizzled with chocolate, chocolate covered in edible glitter, Margherita pizza filling and chicken jalapeno.

Popular Indian snack samosa with Kashmiri chilli chicken fillings has beaten chocolate, cashew nuts and other exotic entries in a first such contest in South AfricaRepresentational picture

The South African Indian specialty samosa is a deep-fried flat version of the traditional Punjabi snack, filled with a variety of savoury or sweet treats in a crispy pastry. Salma Agjee won the contest organised by the weekly Post, after her daughter submitted her recipe.

"I love cooking and always believe in taking a recipe a step further by adding a twist to it," Agjee said. "My filling was my own invention based on what I had initially made as a chicken sandwich for my children," she said. There were also two other sections of the competition, which was held at a public fair in Durban. Roxana Naseem, 63, showed her skill to beat others by filling 10 samosas in under 60 seconds.

In the third section of the contest, Ebrahim Bux, 18, bagged the title of the 'fastest samosa eater' when he wolfed down 10 samosas in a minute.

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