Samosa is such a popular power packed snack that everyone would have their own story to say, so many friendships made over these teatime potato sacks.
The most popular Indian snack,Samosa like the Baingan Bharta and the Tandoori Chicken was brought to India by the traders through the trade route in the 13th and 14th century from the Middle East. Mince meat, potato, onion, dry fruits, ghee etc were the fillings and samosa was made near campfires and halts.The Royals and nobles enjoyed the minced meat filled ones as mentioned in historical inscriptions.
That's about them but how about u and me ?When was the first time u tasted the most delicious samosas? Mine was never the home made one with onion strings coming out with every bite.
It was during school days, by the way do you remember how boring school mass P.T used to be ?
We had it on Friday mornings first period, can you imagine howww sweaty the rest of the day would have been! Worse than that was the prep for Sports day in the peak of humid summer. The march-past happened in the stadium close by and it used to be a 10-15 minutes walk from school,that was the test of endurance. I fell ill during that time and got exempted from sports that year. I could not be more happier but all that diminished one morning when my friend sitting next to me opened her book to write. I could get this smell of a tangy chutney from her hands. I asked her what she has been eating and she replied samosa. I was like seriously? u get samosa after Mass P.T! ;))))) ..... . She was slightly annoyed but covered it up by asking if I wanted. I became curious as to where she got samosa in the morning and later she told me most kids got tired after this rigorous workout in the morning and stopped at this bakery near by. OMG they had the most amazing snacks there and I had no clue the bakery existed. Until the practice was over she regularly brought me a pack and guess what I used to take to school as return gift ? Any guesses...
Well, Sardine fryyyy ! She belonged to this pure veg staunch religious family. I knew she liked fish so I used to take sardine or other fish fried in a separate lunch packed in a banana leaf just for her. .... she had no idea how to separate the tiny bones from fish, the next few days were samosa for me how to eat fish for her.
The tamarind chutney that came along with potato filled pyramid like giant samosas were super delicious. Both of us enjoyed our lunches during those days.Soon I realized inspite of thorough hand washing with little sample soap seafood for lunch was a bad idea as everything we both used in class quickly got the smell. But she remained devoted to seafood to my surprise. I wonder how she managed at home without being caught now :)))) .
After many years when I joined college I introduced this no onion no garlic samosa to my friends there and they went gaga over the taste and flavor. They pestered me like witches to bring more :))
|And that's samosa served with sweet tamarind chutney, green chutney and ketchup.............|
Oil or ghee - 1 tbsp
Hope you like it.