Food Culture: How to Make Samosas

What: Samosas

Samosas, Samoosa, Samosa, Indian Samosas, Sambuusa


Samoosas are eaten and cooked in different regions of the world like: Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East.

Conversation Starter:
Samosas are fried triangle shaped pastries usually filled with your choice of spiced vegetables, meats, or potatoes. Depending on where you go, you may get to choose between vegetarian or non-vegetarian Samosas.

In my culture Samosas, or Sambusas as we call them, are made with beef, onions, parsley, scallions, curry powder, and hot sauce. You can choose to make the dough from scratch or buy egg roll wraps from your nearest convenience store. Our Sambusas are usually crunchy on the outside, and paired with the delicious filling. You can also substitute the beef with chicken, fish or vegetables- your choosing.
One common thing among all Samosas is the wide array of spices like curry or Hot chili, which add to the taste of your samosa. Though different, they all have spices that will certainly strike up a conversation.

Egg Roll wraps
Ground beef ( or minced chicken, tuna or salmon)
Curry, Cumin, Salt, Hot Chili
Scallions, Garlic,Parsley

How to Make Samosas:
1. Heat oil in a frying pan or sauce pot.
2. Add the beef and stir until cooked. 
3. Add the ingredients. Fry until soft. 
4. Remove from heat and let cool a bit.

5. Make a flour/water paste(to seal the samosa and prevent oil from entering into the filling)
6. Fold dough or wrap into triangle shape and fill
7. Fry


Have you had Samosas, let me know what you thought!


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