Monday, 6 January 2014

Singara Bhujia




There used to be a small dhaba close to our hostel. Well, it’s still out there at the same place and every time I visit Guwahati, I just love to visit the college campus. The entire campus and also the dhaba as well, always uses to evoke hell lot of nostalgia out of me. I just love to stroll all around the hostel premises every time I visit there. My hands automatically light a cigarette, irrespective of whether I really wanted to have it that moment or not. It seems my body doesn't have any control over my subconscious mind that time and I always sit in those steps, even if I'm all alone. We used to spend hours gossiping in those steps during our hostel days. After few minutes, I usually go to the dhaba which fed us all those years and I miss it more than our hostel mess. I usually get extremely delighted to see some familiar faces at the dhaba and it feels really great to know that those guys still remember my name. It’s been a decade we passed out from college. 

The dhaba’s main business was in the evening and they didn't bother much about breakfast. Well, most of the guys used to have their breakfast at hostel itself or at the college canteen. But still, the dhaba guys at least had some sympathy for the extreme nocturnal ones and also for those frequent class bunkers. Tea was always available there and also those cake pieces. Aha, how can I forget those brown colored cubic shaped medium sized stuffs? Well, people call it Goza out there in Assam. It’s prepared with Maida flour and after its deep fried, the cubes are submerged in sugary syrup for hours. It tastes horribly sweet like hell and I always struggled to finish it entirely. Eggs were usually available and guys used to have it in every possible forms like boiled, omelette, single fry, double fry.  If we were lucky enough and the nearby shop was still open, we used to buy Maggi and asked the dhaba guys to prepare it. We also had the luxury to have had customized the Maggi recipe with eggs, onions, chilies and vegetables. 

In the evening everyone used to have a great time out there. Paratha/sabji was extremely popular evening snack, along with the Maggi and yes, Goza was always available.  We were fortunate enough to have tasted a unique and very innovative snack out there. Not only in that dhaba, but that particular snack was extremely popular in the entire college campus. I never ate that thing before joining college and after I passed out, I didn’t find it anywhere else either. Well, I’m talking about “Singara Bhujia”. Don’t get confused with the term Singara, as in no way it’s different from the great Indian Samosa. Singara is the same damn thing and only people call it by that name in this part of the world. I remember few times I tried it out at home, but it’s been a long time. It’s much more than a snack for us, as it’s quite capable enough to generate hell lot of nostalgia.  

I will take the pleasure to share this remarkably yummy snack with you guys.

   1. Take two pieces of Samosa and mash it using your hand.

   2. Fry some chopped onion and green chilies

   3. Don’t wait for the onions to turn completely brown and before that, just break two raw eggs and put the          inside stuffs into the frying pan.        

   4. Mix it properly and put some salt as well.

   5. Don’t wait for the egg to become just too hard and before that, put the mashed samosas in the pan.

   6. Mix it properly for a couple of minutes.

   7. Put some freshly chopped coriander leaves and mix it properly for another minute.

Just eat that damn thing hot. The very first spoonbite will make your mouth extremely juicy. It will develop your appetite instantly and I’m pretty much sure that your plate would get empty in less than a minute. Shit! My mouth is already filled with water. I think I better plan for a "Singara Bhujia" right away.

46 comments:

  1. sounds delicious.Must try some some day.By the way I am from Assam too.Read my blog post:http://nimadas.blogspot.in/

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    1. It's really yummy and U would love it :) Thanks a lot for visiting out here Nima !!

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  2. Will try this Singara bhujia for sure!!
    Thanks for sharing Jahid..

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    1. Glad U liked the post Preethi. Try out the recipe and U will love it :) Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  3. Wow , that's look tasty and yummy I will make it for my kids , so easy to make .
    Thank's for sharing Jahid :)

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    1. Yes, it's really very yummy and so simple. Your kids will love it :) Thanks for dropping by Aunt Mary !!

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    1. Not only looks, it tastes really nice and you should try it out :) Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  5. wow... reading about it and especially your enthusiasm for it makes me want to try it out as well.. #drooling

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    1. Hehe.. U should really try it out, it's damn yummy :) Thanks a lot for dropping by Cezandra !!

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  6. AECian delight shared to the world -good read as always

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    1. Hehe.. Mrinmoy da :) It's a very authentic Aecian delight. Glad U enjoyed the post !!

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  7. Yummy it seems will surely try this.

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    1. Yes Neo, it's really very yummy and U should definitely try it out :)

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  8. I love eggs and I love samosas and so this is a must try.

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    1. Hmmm.. then U will just love it :)

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    1. Yes Beloo Ji, simple and very effective :) Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  10. That does look yummy! I guess you are lucky, at least you get to visit your college campus now and then. It's been a decade since I came out of my Engineering college too but I could never visit it again :( College days were just awesome no?

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    1. Hmmm.. college days were the best. Yes, whenever I visit home yearly once and sometimes even longer, I do visit the our old hostel. You should try out the recipe and you will not regret it :)

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  11. drooling recipe... ll try it once.

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    1. Glad U liked the recipe and even want to try it out. Thanks a lot for visiting out here Bhawya !!

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  12. Maggie and college life go together. But this damn thing dished by you looks yummy.

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    1. Yes Alka Ji, college life is incomplete without Maggi :) Even now days also in this fast life, Maggi is very effective. You should try out this recipe and I'm sure you will like it !!

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  13. The story cooked before singara bhujia seems as good as the recipe.

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    1. Glad U enjoyed the post and yes, the recipe is really a good one :) Thanks a lot for visiting out here Viditi !!

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    1. Yes Mukhtiat Bhai. Try it out, it's really yummy :)

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  15. Hi Jahid, it's a lovely post, it brings back so many memories of college.:) and it happens with everyone I guess, I have to try hard to not to go through all those emotions every time I pass from there.:) Xx

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    1. Yes Priti, college days are always the best and specially those days which you spend with friends in hostel. Later it becomes a life time good memory :) So glad U enjoyed the post. Thanks a lot for visiting out here !!

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  16. I've found myself getting tired of regular samosas. This sounds like a really great idea. Thank you. I'm really trying this out one of these days. :)

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    1. Haha.. then this new samosa recipe surely will not disappoint you :) Thanks a lot for visiting out here Nambiar !!

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  17. Will try this.Thanks for the post :-)

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    1. Glad U liked the recipe and want to try as well :) Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  18. Singara bhujia , my favorite too :-)

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    1. Nice to know that Bedanga :) I was under the assumption that this particular dish is limited to our college only :)

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  19. Interesting cooking! Must try this now!

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    1. Glad U liked the recipe :) Thanks for visiting out here Ilakshee:)

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  20. Sounds yummy..have to try it our someday!

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    1. Glad U liked it :) U should definitely try it out. Thanks a lot for visiting out here Swati !!

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  21. wow. delicious... and thinking of it itself makes me grow hungry now. ah.. its lunch hour. damn.. anyways, will try someday for sure.. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe tip :)

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    1. Glad U liked the recipe Meera :) You should definitely try it out. Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  22. That looks yummy.... and samosa's are something I always like to bite on... ;)

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    1. Well, in that case U must try it out :) Glad U enjoyed the post and thanks a lot for visiting out here Sheethal !!

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  23. Every post is a work of awesomeness

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  24. This is kinda easy and interesting... looks like a great evening snack.


    checkout mine- http://eatwithnabz.blogspot.com

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