Bhajji vs. Samosa: Street food showdown of the century

 

DSCF1356In the last post I made, I promised a bhajji vs. samosa contest straight from foodie heaven. I will first outline what both of these food items are, and will then share my thoughts and the votes and comments of various family members. Then, reader, it’s down to you to vote on your favourite. And if you ever find yourself in Dhaka, do stop by a roadside stall and sample these for yourself!

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Fuchka experience

So, today I made and ate fuchka for the first time!!!! For those of you who missed Bangladeshi Street Food 101, a fuchka is a little crispy shell filled with a chickpea paste and chopped vegetables and topped with a sweet sauce.

The fuchka arrived at our house by means of my father, who had ate them with workmates earlier in the afternoon. They were not assembled, but came in a kit consisting of a bag of around 10 fuchka, a tub of chickpea filling and a small bag of sauce. Assembly goes as follows.

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