It's not the age-old debate between latkes and jelly donuts (sufganiot) that intrigues me, but one based on my Indian roots: latkes....or samosas? The way, I figure it, why do you have to choose? Both are scrumptious, potato-ey, sizzling delicacies.
I especially love samosa chaat, a spicy, crispy and tangy street snack in which the samosas are crumbled, mixed with spices and garnished with cilantro and sev, small pieces of crunchy noodles made from chickpea flour (pictured here).
Indulge your taste buds at a local Indian restaurant on one of the nights of Hanukkah!
Or...join us on our next tour of India and taste for yourself.
You can also try these two fusion recipes for samosa-inspired latkes:
Jaipur lit up for Diwali
Our November tour was a great success! We had travelers from across the globe, from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, Australia and the UK. We all bonded as a family while enjoying India’s amazing hospitality, superb cuisine and breathtaking sites.
We were lucky enough to be in India during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil. Everywhere we went, strings of lights illuminated buildings, festooned monuments, and decorated streets and homes. People flocked to local shops to purchase presents. In Jaipur, the main road was lit up with six-pointed stars. Though they reminded us of the Magen David, they are actually good luck signs in Hinduism. Mouthwatering fried foods like potato-stuffed samosas are a staple of Indian cooking.
Hanukkah, of course, is the Jewish festival of lights! The similarity in our traditions is striking. At this time of divisiveness in the world, it is comforting to know how much we share with others.