Fresh Samosas to eat by Andics
CAIRO – 2 July 2017: People think that Samosas is a Middle Eastern snack, but here is the shocker which is that Samosas belongs to South Asia not from Middle East.
As mentioned in the BBC, Samosas origins lie in the ancient empires that rose up in the Iranian plateau. The origin name is Persian for sanbosag.
According to the BBC, in the 11th century Samosas was first mentioned in literature by Persian historian Abul Fazi Beyhaqi. However, around the13th or the 14th century Samosas were introduced by traders from the central Asia.
Plus the traveler Ibn Battuta mentioned Samosas in his book by describing the fact that it is small pie stuffed with minced meat, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, and spices.
Battuta adds that, the snack was served at the court of Mohamed bin Tughluq, the sultan of Delhi at the time.
On the other hand the royal Indian poet Amir Khusrow observed that the princes and nobilities in Delhi loved Samosas.
The Samosas contains wheat flour stuffed with some fillings such as meat, onions, green peas, spices or some vegetables. The entire pastry is then deeply fried to a golden brown color, in vegetable oil.
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