Submitted by Pailagi on Jun, 14
Samosa - Patels Cash and Carry
Triangular savoury pastry, filled with potato, spice, other veggies and sometimes chicken or beef. Typically served as a meal but in Toronto more frequently eaten as a snack. Smaller in size than prepared in India but always served with Chutneys. In Scarborough, they are available in restaurants and shops from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, West Indies, Trinidad etc.
How is this object or story important to you?

Pailagi grew up eating samosa, and they remind her of her childhood in India. Coming to Toronto she did not expect to find so many familiar and easily accessible items. It was welcoming and soothing to have these comforts available.

What does it add to the story of Toronto?

Demonstrates how you can find the best of all cultures co-exisiting here in harmony and celebrating their differences and similiarities.

How did you acquire it?

I picked it up at Patels's Cash and Carry. This bulk grocery store serves the Gujarati community.

How old do you think it is?

They were warm when I purchased them.