Frying mutton samosa in Bangalore. Samosas are called the “king of snacks” in India, but they originated in Egypt. Photo: Getty Images Frying mutton samosa in Bangalore. Samosas are called the “king of snacks” in India, but they originated in Egypt. Photo: Getty Images
Frying mutton samosa in Bangalore. Samosas are called the “king of snacks” in India, but they originated in Egypt. Photo: Getty Images
Food and Drinks

Egypt’s gift to India: the samosa, popular fried pastry snack named after the pyramids

  • The snack travelled from Egypt to Libya to Central Asia before arriving in India via the Middle East
  • The key to a good samosa lies in the pastry, says an Indian chef. He describes it as the perfect comfort food because it is tasty, cheap and versatile

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Frying mutton samosa in Bangalore. Samosas are called the “king of snacks” in India, but they originated in Egypt. Photo: Getty Images Frying mutton samosa in Bangalore. Samosas are called the “king of snacks” in India, but they originated in Egypt. Photo: Getty Images
Frying mutton samosa in Bangalore. Samosas are called the “king of snacks” in India, but they originated in Egypt. Photo: Getty Images
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