The Origin Of Samosa- Did You Know That The Mouth-Watering Indian Snack Samosa Isn’t Really Indian!

A samosa is taken to be an Indian dish, the spicy vegetable filled triangle. It is fried in oil or ghee and is served as a companion with beverages either as breakfast or evening snacks. But when the origin of samosa was traced it did not end up to be in India, let’s check out where it exactly came from.

Origin of Samosa

Picture this!

It is a cozy, dark, and gloomy day outside. Showers of rain are drizzling across the window pane, and you are cuddled up in your blankets. A steaming hot cup of chai in your hands and a whiff of freshly made garama garam samosas. Heaven! Right!

What more could any one of us ask for…

origin of samosa
source- Youtube

Samosas have been a part of our life since forever. Be it as morning breakfast or a tea time snack with friends or as a delicacy served to the guests. Samosa has always been a snack that has remained on the top in the list of eateries. It’s taste, smell and flavor is unavoidable and it’s shape is so mesmerizing that everyone forgets their cholesterol levels and grabs one quickly.

However, did you know that our very own samosas never really belonged to us? Yes the very own Indian samosa is not Indian, despite being served in every Indian house it’s origins lie in Middle east.

These golden beauties were actually brought to India by traders from Central Asia or the Middle East and were originally known as “Sambosa”.

This little snack made its way through the hearts of a lot of people around the globe from Egypt to Libya to Central Asia and finally, India. The name slightly varies across the continent, and so does the stuffing. In Egypt, Samosas were named as Samsa after the triangular pyramids that are there, since it’s shape is also triangular.

Read Also – How Much Do You Know About the Most Beloved Sphere – Golgappa

In Persia, however, Samosa is known as Sanbusaq, coming from the Persian word “Sanbosag” where they are served as square parcels made of phyllo pastry.

Across the Middle East, the Samosas are made out of thin phyllo pastry dough, or tortillas, or thicker maida roti, stuffed with either minced lamb, chicken, nuts or feta cheese, paneer and never with potatoes and guess what! They were fried in GHEE…Yes, seriously yum. But you see that the samosa has totally different filling outside India. But the credit for the filling that we eat definitely goes to Indians and their kitchens.

It was only when this snack found its way in the Indian hearts after receiving the blessings of the Indian royalty, did we add our personal touch to the glorified Samosas to make vegetarian triangular variants with potatoes, peas, and onion to be served with pudina Coriander chutney and imli chutney.

source- Sukhi’s

How it came to India?

Abolfazl Beyhaqi (995-1077), an Iranian Historian mentioned it in his history, Tarikh-e-Beyhaghi.  

It was introduced to the Indian subcontinent in the 13th or 14th Century. Amir Khusro (1235-1325), a scholar and the royal poet of the Delhi Sultanate, wrote in around 1300 that the princes and nobles enjoyed the Samosa prepared from meat, ghee, onion, and so on.

Ibn Battuta, a 14th-century traveler, and explorer described a meal at the court of Muhammad bin Tughluq, where the Sanbusaq, a small pie stuffed with minced meat, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, spices was served before the main course.

So now that you know about it’s origin, share this fascinating article with your peers to!

Read Also – 8 Dishes We Think Are Indian But They Are Actually Not

Follow us

8,431FansLike
2,100FollowersFollow
239FollowersFollow

Trending

Scariest Foods in the World!

0
It is a known fact that the best way to explore various cultures is by exploring various cuisines.  In different parts around the world, people...
Top Tips And Ideas For Your Home Renovation

Top Tips And Ideas For Your Home Renovation

0
Home renovations are exciting projects that can lead to some wonderful results. However, homeowners often rush into renovations before doing their due diligence and...

Interesting Facts About The Power Of Meditation

0
From ancient times, our ancestors have been practicing meditation. This is because they know the power of the subconscious mind that exists within us....
recipes with coffee

These 3 Recipes With Coffee Are The Best Winter Delicacies! Try Them!

0
Coffee in winters is a delight we all enjoy whole-heartedly. That aroma of perfect coffee beans brewed into you favorite mug is unforgettable but...

Lucid Dreams- an Incredible Fantasy Inside your Head

0
What if you could live in a world where everything was possible? Not only that, suppose you could control your surroundings and make whatever...

Recent post

japanese candies

6 Tempting Japanese Candies that you Have to Try

0
There is one kind of food that is loved by all people- sweets. No one can resist these delicious treats that bring so much...

This Person Is Credited For Inventing Mumbai’s Famous Vada Pav

0
Vada Pav is one of the famous snacks in India, especially in Mumbai. If you are a Mumbaikar, you already know the importance of Vada Pav...

Did You Know The Word “Fuck” Is Actually An Abbreviation?

1
If we were asked to form a sentence using this word, we all would probably turn into writers. This is due to the word...

Do You Know That Big Ben In London Is Not The Name Of The...

0
Thinking of London, the first image that strikes our mind is The Big Ben. A big tower standing comprising a clock at its top...
man walking in the park happy during fall

5 Ways to Stay Well in Fall and Embrace Change of Seasons

0
Ah, the summer - the time when we embrace lighter clothing, soak up the rays of sun, swim, and enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables....

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.