Concept

Samosa

Summary
A samosa (səˈmoʊsə) is a fried South Asian pastry with a savoury filling, including ingredients such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, meat or fish. It may take different forms, including triangular, cone, or half-moon shapes, depending on the region. Samosas are often accompanied by chutney, and have origins in medieval times or earlier. Sweet versions are also made. Samosas are a popular entrée, appetizer, or snack in the cuisines of South Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia, East Africa and their South Asian diasporas. Etymology The English word samosa derives from Hindustani word 'samosa' (, समोसा), traceable to the Middle Persian word sanbosag () 'triangular pastry'. Similar pastries are called sambusak in Arabic; Medieval Arabic recipe books sometimes spell it sambusaj. History The South Asian samosa is believed to be derived from a medieval precursor from The Middle East that was baked not fried. The earliest mention of a samosa precurs
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