Savor and spice

Tandoori Chicken Samosa, Shine

Illustration by Maria Ratinova

There’s just something comforting about deep-fried pastry snacks, especially ones stuffed with savory fillings. (Mmm … empanadas.) But when I’m in the mood for Indian spices, the Tandoori Chicken Samosa at Shine ($5.75) is a delicious, triangular pocketful of flavors. An aromatic mixture of cumin and curry adds an earthy, nutty appeal to the finely ground chicken with little, surprise bursts of green peas, shredded carrots and teeny, diced potatoes all snug in a toothsome blanket of pastry dough. Dunk this golden pouch into the house tzatziki sauce and it’s a sinfully satisfying experience. 1400 E Street, Suite A,