British city to host National Samosa week

LONDON- Leicester, a British city with large population of Indian origin, will celebrate National Samosa week from April 9 to 13 to honour the famous South Asian snack.

Local charity organizations will encourage people to buy, eat and sell large quantities of Samosa and the money raised during the week will go to two local charity organisations.

Romail Gulzar, founder of Leicester Curry Awards, said: “There’s a national food event for everything from burgers to beer, so why not samosas? The savoury dish has grown in popularity and for many people in the South Asian community, eating one is like the equivalent of having tea and cake.

“We want to encourage people all over the UK to buy or make their own samosas during the week and sell them at work and school to raise funds for their local community or charities. We’re hoping this could be the start of something really popular and we hope it will gain momentum with each passing year.”

The Leicester samosa lovers hope Samosa get the same stature as the chicken tikka masala has in Britain.