Do you know the ever green Indian Snack samosa you eat almost daily was not originated from India, it was never ours. From where it arrived in India?
The samosa has travelled far and wide, firstly from Egypt to Libya and from Central Asia to India, the stuffed triangle with different names has garnered immense popularity.
Originally the name was “samsa”, after the pyramids in Central Asia, historical accounts also refer to as “sanbusak”.
During the rule of Delhi Sulatanate it was introduced in south Asia by the Middle Eastern chefs.
In older days people use to cook the minse filled triangles over campfire and eat them as snacks during travel. Samosa has became a long way, and after having earned the blessings of the Indian royalty, the snack soon became food fit of the king.
There are many varieties of samosa in world and India too. In Kazakhstan it is typically baked and has a thicker, crumblier crust. Generally range from minced lamb and onions, meat and even pumpkin are filled in Samosa.
The Hyderabadi luqmi is strictly filled with meat and far crustier than the regular Samosa consumed elsewhere in India & Pakistan.
In The Middle East it is known as Sambusak. It is semicircular in shape and feta cheese, onions, minced chicken and meat, spinach ,and in case of Jewish cuisine, mashed chickenpeas.
But for us the samosa is the best, deep fried, twisted pack of spicy goodness that oozes with chicken, meat or potato.
What we do when guests arrives at a short time?? This samosa is the perfect snack for the guest or for any parties in all over India.
It is now most popular in India and especially for college ,school students or a business man or any local people. Interestingly Samosa is known as Samosa only in almost all local languages.