It comes from ► South Asia South Asia South Asia ► Southeast Asia Southeast Asia Southeast Asia ► Central Asia, Central Asia Central Asia ► the Arabian Peninsula, Arabian PeninsulaArabian Peninsula ► the Mediterranean, Mediterranean ► Southwest Asia, Southwest Asia Southwest Asia ► the Horn of Africa, Horn of AfricaHorn of Africa ► North Africa and South Africa. North AfricaSouth Africa North AfricaSouth Africa
Today it is popular in English Speaking Countries ► United Kingdom, United KingdomUnited Kingdom ► South Africa, South Africa South Africa ► Kenya Kenya ► Canada Canada ► the United States United StatesUnited States ► Map of English Speaking Countries
How They Make it in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Samsa are either a small or big pastries
Dough ► Simple bread dough, or layered pastry dough. ► Samosas or samsas are almost always baked and never fried.
Filling ► Traditionally filled with lamb and onions, sometimes beef, chicken, and cheese.
In India and Pakhistan ► Made of special a maida flour. maida flourmaida flour ► filling in general is a mixture of mashed boiled potato, onion, green peas, spices and green chili. ► meat stuffed samosas are very common and popular in Pakistan.
Middle East ► sambusak is often semicircular ► filled with minced meat and onions, spinach, feta or halloumi cheese, or minced chicken fetahalloumi fetahalloumi ► considered Iraqui dish
In Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia ► Ssambusas can be eaten any time of the year, but they are usually reserved for special occasions such as Ramadan, Christmas or Meskel. Ramadan ChristmasMeskelRamadan ChristmasMeskel
In United Kingdom, South Africa, Kenya, Canada and the United States United KingdomSouth AfricaKenya CanadaUnited StatesUnited KingdomSouth AfricaKenya CanadaUnited States ► Many Westerners prefer to bake, as this is more convenient and healthier. Westerners ► Variations using phyllo or flour tortillas are sometimes used. phyllotortillasphyllotortillas ► frozen samosas are increasingly available in grocery stores in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. CanadaUnited States United KingdomCanadaUnited States United Kingdom