Samosa Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Samosa.


There are 261 calories in Samosa.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:


samosa (100 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 155
Calories 261

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 grams

Saturated Fat 7.1 grams

Trans Fat 0.6 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.8 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 4.2 grams

Cholesterol 27 milligrams

Sodium 423 milligrams

Potassium 189 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 24 grams

Dietary Fiber 2.1 grams

Sugars 1.6 grams
Protein 3.5 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Food / Beverages > Bakery / Deli > Bread & Bakery Products > Pies & Pastries (Perishable)

How long would it take to burn off 260 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 70 minutes
Running (6mph) 25 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 36 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What does samosa taste like?

How do you describe the taste of a samosa? Piercing the outer shell, you inhale the aroma and pause. You eat a piece, as the blended taste of brittle crust and soft potatoes laced with caraway, coriander and chillies dissolves. Words rendered redundant, your nod communicates the experience.

What is samosa called in English?

The English word samosa derives from Hindi word ‘samosa’ (Hindi: समोसा), traceable to the Middle Persian word sanbosag (سنبوسگ) ‘triangular pastry‘.

Samosas with chutney and green chilies in West Bengal, India.
Alternative names Sambusa, samusa, Siṅgaṛā/Siṅāṛā
Course Entrée, side dish, snack

What is the original samosa?

The samosa is first mentioned in literature by the Persian historian Abul-Fazl Beyhaqi, writing in the 11th Century. He describes a dainty delicacy, served as a snack in the great courts of the mighty Ghaznavid empire.

Is a samosa Indian food?

Samosa in all its glory-best served piping hot, accompanied by chutney. The Indian samosa is arguably the most recognizable and widely-available Indian food there is. From street vendors to grocery stores to the menu in restaurants small and large, this delectable morsel is practically synonymous with Indian cuisine.

How do you properly eat a samosa?

Savor each bite.

  1. Make sure you chew slowly to really experience all the flavors.
  2. The slower you chew, the more time you allow for the rest of the samosa to cool down.
  3. If you’re eating on a plate, tear the samosa apart first to experience the visual appeal.

Why are samosas so delicious?

Making a samosa filling

Samosas are great because of the combination of the crispy outside, which forms during frying, and the flavourful filling on the inside. There are a lot of different samosa fillings out there and really, you can make whatever you like.

Do samosas have meat?

The samosa settled in the hearts of people everywhere, leading to the evolution of multiple regional versions. In the Middle East, the semicircular version is stuffed with cheese, onions, herbs, spices and minced meat, and in case of Israeli cuisine, mashed chickpeas and pine nuts.

Are samosas dumplings?

Samosa is a popular savoury snack eaten in the Indian subcontinent and Iranian plateau. It is a fried dumpling usually stuffed with mince, vegetables (mainly potatoes) and various other spices.