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WHERE did the Sizzling Samoosas originate ?

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Samoosas, sambousa, samsa, sambusek and burek are all triangle-shaped pastries, stuffed with a meat or vegetable filling. They originated in ancient Iraq where they were called sanbusaj or sanbusak.

During the 9th century Persian poet al-Mausili wrote verses praising sanbusaj. The usual Arab sanbusak is filled with meat, onions, & perhaps nuts or raisins. In Afghanistan sambosa is made in half-moon shapes and triangles. The filling is ground meat with herbs and spices and raisins are also used.
Answered by anil garg, 13 Oct '12 05:09 pm

 
  
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Delhi's Muslim Royal Court
Answered by jameel ahmed, 13 Oct '12 02:55 pm

 
  
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The sambosa has been a popular snack in the Arabian Subcontinent for centuries
it is beleived it originated in middle east but when,that no one could find out till now it was first mentioned by historians of 10th century the origion name is sambosa and in some middle east countries it is also knows as samsa
Answered by iqbal seth, 14 Oct '12 10:22 am

 
  
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The sambosa has been a popular snack in the Arabian Subcontinent for centuries. It is believed to have originated in Middle East (where it is known as sambosa. prior to the 10th century.Abolfazl Beyhaqi (995-1077), an Iranian historian has mentioned it in his history, Tarikh-e Beyhaghi.It was introduced to the Arabian subcontinent in the 13th or 14th century by traders from the region.
Amir Khusro (12531325), 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, the 14th-century traveller and explorer, describes a meal at the court of Muhammad bin Tughluq where the samushak or sambusak, a small pie stuffed with minced meat, almonds, pistachio, walnuts and spices, was served before the third course, of pulao.
The Ain-i-Akbari, a 16th-century Mughal document, mentions the recipe for qutab, which it says, the people of Hindustan call sanbsah.
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 13 Oct '12 02:54 pm

 
  
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