The samosa family is large and varied and spread across five continents. The limitless possibilities that the samosa offers — the opportunities to play with tastes and textures; size and seasonings, fragrances and fillings — has inspired cooks down the ages. And the results are fascinating, often surprising, but always tasty. If one includes distant cousins, step-relations and friends then one finds family members all over the globe. Not all are direct derivatives of the classic Indian samosa but they are all based on the basic principle of wrapping a piece of dough around a filling made from single components or a unique ethnic mixture.

For a closer look at the extended samosa family just click on the map below and you will be amazed at diversity that awaits you in each continent.

S. American Amigos N. American Buddies Australian Mates African Friends European Cousins Asian Siblings