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How to make Nigerian Samosa, 10 easy steps

Nigerian Samosa was gotten from the Asian Samosa and Samosa has become famous in Nigeria a lot of Nigerians enjoy eating samosa, they use it for occasions and as small chops for visitors and even for the home. Nigerians love tasty foods and spicy also, they like samosa because of how rich it is and what it contains. Using samosa as an appetizer at home is because how most people like it. While waiting for the actual meal they just eat samosa.

Well, if you are one of those who never get to eat one of these at those parties and you wish to make your pr you didn’t enjoy the samosa you ate somewhere then this post is for you, Here’s the popular Nigerian Samosa recipe for you to make a delicious samosa.

Ingredients for making Nigerian samosa

These are the ingredients for making samosa

  • 120 gr  All-purpose flour (Plain white flour)
  • 3 tablespoonful of vegetable oil or melted margarine
  • Half teaspoon Dry parsley,Thyme, or herb of choice(optional)
  • Half leveled teaspoon of salt
  • Warm water(as needed)

Ingredients for the The filling of Nigerian samosa

  • 200 gr minced beef/chicken
  • 2 medium Irish potatoes
  • 2 medium carrots(optional)-
  • 2 handfuls of green peas
  • 1 long stalk of spring onion OR minced onion
  • 1 tiny garlic/a pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  • A pinch of black pepper (optional)
  • 1 stock cube
  • 2 cooking spoonfuls of vegetable oil
  • chilli pepper(cayenne) (to taste)
  • Salt  (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying the Samosas

 Note: Samosas can also be baked so, skip the vegetable oil for deep frying if you opt for baking. You must fill before you can have a samosa, here is here to fill for your Nigerian samosa.

 Nigerian Samosa filling

  • Cut the spring onions into thin circles and set them aside
  • Wash and peel the Irish potatoes and carrots. Cut into very tiny bits and cook in salted water for 5 minutes. If using fresh peas, add it to the carrots and potatoes and cook for 5 more minutes until all the vegetables are soft. Strain and set aside.
  • Heat up the oil in a pot, add the spring onions garlic, curry, black pepper(if you’re using it), and stir-fry for few seconds

Tip: Frying the spices, releases their natural flavors and oils.

  • Add the minced meat/chicken. Stir-fry the meat until the colour changes from pink to a pale colour(if you’re using chicken,the colour will be white).
  • Add the stock cubes,chilli pepper and salt to taste. Then add the cooked vegetables.
    Mix thoroughly, Set aside and leave to cool.

How to make the Nigerian Samosa dough

  • Pour the flour into a bowl, add salt and add the 3 tablespoonful of vegetable oil and lukewarm water. Mix well until you get a stretchy dough.
  • Then cover with an airtight plastic wrap or aluminium foil and leave to rest for about 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, knead the dough to make it more stretchy and elastic.
  • Cut out a bit, roll out with a rolling pin .Make sure its not so thin, should be about 3-4 mm in thickness.
  • Using a circular cutter, cut the rolled dough, and remove the excess dough at the corners, and then cut the circular shape into  2 diameters(2 half circles of equal sizes).
  • Rub water on the straight edges of one of the dough and shape it into a cone(the shape of a party hat);Now take a spoonful of the Samosa filling and scoop it into the cone shaped dough.
  • Don’t over fill it. Rub some water at the edges and seal tightly.
  • Repeat this process for the remaining dough.
  • Heat up some oil  until moderately hot and fry the Samosas in it.
  • Fry both sides of the Samosa until lightly brown and transfer into a sieve lined with paper towels and Enjoy!

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