Any recommendations on finding a restaurant or grocery that has fresh, flaky coconut samosas?
The one place I frequent in the West Village has been un-air-conditioned for a while and I sweat just walking by. I'd appreciate recommendations outside of Manhattan, too.
BTW..does anybody know if this is an "authentic" Indian dish or something Americanized like Chop Suey?
Banjara, in the East Village, at the corner of 1st Ave and East 6th St, has coconut samosas. They're a little on the small side, but pretty tasty, with a few golden raisins thrown in for good measure. Banjara is well air-conditioned.
I don't know if this is authentic or not, but they remind me of Peshawari Naan, which are stuffed with coconut and raisins and sliced almonds (or cashews). Another wonderful dish!