Ten-Second Takeaway

Combining Maharashtra and Punjab’s favourite snacks, poha and a samosa, the Samrat stall outside Santacruz Station’s West serves, that’s right, poha in a samosa.

What Even?

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When North India meets Maharashtra, the not-so-ordinary dish poha samosa is born. Lovingly named as ‘patti’ samosa, it’s sold at Santosh Sawant’s Batata Wada Samrat Stall, which is bang outside Santacruz Station West, which we decided to check out one late evening.

The combination of two different popular snacks is simple. First the poha is made using onions, cabbage and poha. Once the poha is ready, it is used as a filling for the samosa, which is eventually deep-fried {leave your guilt at home}. Since it’s known for its patti samosa, expect it to get over quickly, especially during the weekends. We must confess, it took us two trips down there for Samrat to actually have the patti samosa for dinner.

What We Love

The delightful fusion of poha in a samosa, literally. Sans the regular potato filling, which the samosa is known for, poha adds a refreshing taste to it – it did not leave us feeling guilty with our street food indulgence. This stall has been there for over 25 years now, and it’s achieved an almost iconic status owing to its eclectic dish.

So, We’re Saying…

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Go there and gorge on a couple of patti samosas. The stall has other snackable options as well, like the batata vada, misal pav and more, but patti samosa is the one we want to go back for, again and again.

Price: INR 32 for two pieces

Photos: Aman Deshmukh/LBB