Samosas are one of mankind’s greatest inventions. Although there’s nothing quite like a samosa fresh out of the frier, properly reheated samosas may still preserve that deliciously crunchy quality. Below I’m sharing my tips on how to reheat samosa.
Not sure what the delicious, breaded snack is? First off, we’re sorry. Second off, head off to the nearest Indian food restaurant and then come back to this article.
A samosa simply refers to any fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, ranging from lamb to beef, chicken, and roasted vegetables.
Most samosas are also comprised of some mixture that includes onions, potatoes, lentils, and creative spices.
It’s thought that samosas were first introduced to the Indian subcontinent at the tail end of the thirteenth century. Though they were first enjoyed by nobles, the practice of frying small triangular savory snacks soon spread to most social classes.
Assuming you’ve made it back to this article after stopping at the restaurant, we’ll teach you how to reheat a samosa so that it retains as much of its original qualities as possible.
How to Store a Samosa
Before you can reheat a samosa, you’ll first need to know about proper storage techniques. Samosas will keep for several days in the fridge, so it’s possible to make a whole batch that you snack on throughout the week.
However, your storage method may have to differ depending on the samosa’s filling. Samosas made with cheese may curdle or change in taste after four days of refrigeration.
To avoid throwing out a samosa, wrap it tightly in foil or place it in a hermetically sealed container. Throw it into the freezer for longer term storage.
Frozen, pre-fried samosas can be kept in the freezer for up to six months before needing to be thrown out.
How to Reheat Samosa?
Thankfully, it’s difficult to make a samosa taste bad no matter how you heat it up. There aren’t may hard and fast rules that you’ll have to follow.
For a samosa kept in the fridge for anywhere from one to seven days, simple throw it right in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Leave it in the oven for anywhere from five to ten minutes, depending on how thick the samosa is.
To reheat a frozen samosa, you’ll first want to thaw it at room temperature for at least fifteen minutes.
Afterwards, place it on a baking pan and put it in the middle rack of the oven to avoid unpleasant skin burns. After eight minutes, turn the samosa over and let it cook for another five to seven minutes.
Once it’s heated to your satisfaction, remove it from the oven and let it sit for two minutes before serving. The properly reheated samosa will retain its crunchiness while the filling will release a pleasant steam when cut into.
Best Practices on How to Reheat Samosa
In general, you should avoid throwing a samosa in the microwave, since this could cause the samosa skin to lose its crunchiness. Nobody likes a soggy samosa.
Additionally, avoid placing a warmed samosa directly on a plate, since the built up moisture will cause it to become soggy much more quickly.