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#Samosa ,a very popular dish in India was actually originated in middle East.
Abolfazl Beyhaqi (995-1077) an #Iranian historian mentioned it in his book" Tarikh-e Beyhaghi"
It was introduced to the #Indian subcontinent in the 13th or 14th century by traders from #CentralAsia.
#Samosa A dish with a savoury filling, such as spiced #potatoes, onions, peas, or lentils.
It may take different forms, including triangular, cone, or half-moon shapes, depending on the region.
The #Indian style, often accompanied by a chutney, is probably the most widely-known
The word #Samosa
समोसा /Urdu سموسہ )
can be traced to the #persian #sanbosag ( سنبوساگ)
The #pastry's name in other countries can also derive from this root, such as the crescent-shaped #Sanbusak or sanbusaj in the #Arab world. Or
"#Sambosa" in #Afghanistan
#Samosa spread to the #Indian subcontinent, alongside the spread of #Islam, during Muslim rule in the region.

A praise of "samosa" can be found in a 9th-century poem by the #Persian poet Ishaq al-Mawsili.
Recipes for the dish are found in 10th–13th-century #Arab cookery books
Initially the #Samosa in India was food of Royals

The first mention of Samosa in #Indian medival era began when noted poet and scholar of the #Delhi Sultanate, #AmirKhusro
Who spoke of samosa prepared from #meat, #ghee, and #onion that nobles relished during that time.
#Samosa #History
#IbnBattuta, 14th-century traveler and explorer, describes a meal at the court of Delhi's Sultan Muhammad bin #Tughluq
"The sambusak, a small pie stuffed with minced meat, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, and spices, was served before the third course, of pulao"
Amir Khusrow famously framed the riddle (do sukhane):

#Samosa kyun na khaya? Joota kyun na pehna?
"Talaa na tha.”

[Translation: Why wasn’t the samosa eaten? Why wasn’t the shoe worn? The samosa wasn’t fried (talaa), the shoe didn’t have a sole (also called talaa.)
Niʻmatnāmah-i Nāṣirshāhī (Nasir Shah’s Book of Delights) written for #Sultan of #Malwa Ghiyas al-Din #Khilji (1469-1500) has
Recipes for #Samosa with illustrations showing cows being milked (right) and Sultan Ghiyas al-Din seated on his throne (left), attended by servants
Recipes for #Samosa was part of The 15th century Persian manuscripts from "Niyamat Namah " which is a colourful illustrated book on many royal foods

Translated into English (see below pic ) by "Norah Titley " famous expert of Persian manuscript who worked at British Library .
#Samosa being served to Sultan in "Niyamatnamah"

"Method for samosas of tender meat of mountain sheep or of deer: mince (the meat) finely and add turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, coriander, cardamom and cloves and mix them together. *Flavour sweet-smelling ghee with asafoetida.
#Samosa #History
Abul Fazl, scholar-statesman extraordinaire, author of Ain-i-Akbari and one of the legendary nine gems of #Akbar’s court, that the samosa was a dish relished by the #Mughal Emperors.
At that time too it was mainly prepared as Non Vegetarian Dish .
#Samosa became part of Indian cuisine all over India after it was occupied by the #Britisher who also liked this spicy dish .
As #Portugese introduces #Potato to India in 17th century ,it later became a key ingredient of Samosa replacing Meat, specially for vegetarians in #India
Meat-filled Samosas stuffed are common in #Pakistan.
They are fried in vegetable oil until golden brown. served hot, accompanied by yoghurt, chutney, chopped onions, cilantro and chāt masālā.

A writeup about famous Lahori Samosa in Rawalpindi :dawn.com/news/1132071
Versions of #Samosa :
In #MiddleEast its semicircular version is stuffed with cheese, onions, herbs, spices and minced meat.
In #Israel it has mashed chickpeas and pine nuts.
In #Uzbekistan and #Kazakhstan has Uyghur-style samosa with a heavier bread dough and a #lamb centre.
#Samosa has an eastern Indian version :  #Singhara (popular in West #Bengal, #Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand) which
is smaller and has trickier folds.
Also, the potatoes are cut fine (not boiled but cooked)and at times mixed with peanuts, the occasional raisin or the odd cashew nut
Versions of #Samosa :
The #Hyderabadi luqmi on the other hand, is strictly meat-filled and far flakier than the regular samosa consumed elsewhere in #India.

The name #lukhmi originates from the word luqma, which means a small bite in Urdu.
A writeup : hydnews.net/new-craze-food…
Versions of #Samosa :

In #Karnataka, onion samosas is a big hit, as is keema samosa, made popular by some of the local bakeries.

In #Delhi, apart from the #potato samosa, the one with #keema, #khova, or even #moong dal are quite popular.
Source :
In #Punjabi households, ‘dhabas’, and street stalls, #Samosa is served with a chick pea curry called ‘channa’.
Samosa #Chaat : samosa is topped with yoghurt, tamarind chutney, finely chopped onions, and masala.

"Samosa #Paav" is a version popular in Maharashtra specially Mumbai
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