History Time: Let’s Talk About The Samosa


We’ve all heard about the samosa and fallen in love with the rich flavor of this South Asian street snack. But did you know that this little pastry has an extensive history? The samosa is more than just humble street food; there actually might more to the story of how they became one of the most popular snacks in India. Here at India Palace, we’re dedicated to serving up authentic dishes as the number one Nashua restaurant!


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Samosa History


So, you can trace the samosa back to Central Asia and the Middle East around the 10th-13th centuries. Historians and researchers have found similar foods in old Arab cooking books from that time. In the books, the dish was referred to by several names such as sanbusak, sanbusaq, and sanbusaj. Essentially, this dish was a small pie full of minced meats, almonds, pistachios, and various spices. It’s easy to see the resemblance to the modern version of the samosa. Let’s talk about that.


Modern Indian Samosas 


Nowadays, you can find authentic Indian samosas at restaurants and food trucks across the world. They’re delicious and easy to eat, making them the perfect choice for people on the go! But how do you make them? You prepare a samosa with flour and stuffed full with savory fillings. For example, they may have a thick potato, lentil, or pea filling seasoned with plenty of spices and chilies.


Then, the entire pastry is deep-fried in vegetable oil or ghee until samosa as the whole is a deep golden brown color. Most often, a samosa will be served in a dumping or triangle shape. There are plenty of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fillings available. At India Palace, you’ll discover that we offer potatoes and green beans and ground chicken-style samosas to curb your craving!




Top Nashua Restaurant for Indian Dishes


If you’re craving delicious kebabs and authentic Indian cuisine, come to India Palace! For over two decades, we’ve been the top Nashua restaurant for authentic Indian dining.


India Palace also offers catering which goes beyond the menu we offer at our restaurants. Visit our website for our menu or online ordering. Have any questions? Call us at 603-891-1140.