HOW TO MAKE NIGERIA SAMOSA
SAMOSA is a fried or baked
pastry with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas,minced meat, or lentils. It may take different forms, including triangular, cone, or half-moon shapes, depending on the region.
Samosas are a popular appetizer, or snack in the local cuisines of the Indian and it known as small chops in Nigeria.
INGREDIENTS AND PREPARATION
•3 tablespoon of vegetable oil
•½ teaspoon of salt
*Filling •Vegetable oil for deep frying •200g minced meat/chicken •2 medium Irish potatoes •2 handful of green peas •1 large carrot (optional) •Seasoning cubes •1 pinch of garlic powder (optional) •Chilli pepper (to taste) •1 teaspoon of curry powder •Half teaspoon of spice (thyme, dry parsley) (optional)
Wash and peel the Irish potatoes and carrots. Dice into tiny chewable bits, add green peas and then cook for 4-5minutes (add salt). Make sure the potatoes and carrots are soft (but not over soft). Take it off the heat and set aside. Slice your onions in circles and set aside also.
Heat up a little vegetable oil in the pot for 1-2 minutes and add the onions, curry powder, garlic and stir for about 5 seconds.
Add the minced meat and stir-fry it until the colour changes to a pale colour. Add seasoning cubes, chilli pepper and salt to taste. Add the cooked vegetables and mix it together on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. set aside to cool.
Pour the flour into a medium bowl for mixing. Add a little warm water, salt and vegetable oil (about 3 spoonful) and mix till you have a smooth stretchy dough.
Cover the lumpy mixture with an air tight plastic wrap or foil and leave it to relax for 15 minutes.
After 15minutes, begin kneading the dough to achieve a more stretchy and elastic dough.
Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to a thickness of about 2-3mm.
Using a circular dough cutter or the tip of a round glass bowl, cut out the dough in circles. Now cut the circles in two equal halves and brush water on the straight part of the semi-circular dough.
Shape the dough into cone sizes (but don’t close it up yet).
Begin taking 1 spoonful after the other of the filling and add some of it into the dough. Repeat for all the other waiting dough on the waiting list. Heat up the whole vegetable oil in medium heat and fry the samosas in it.
Fry until the colour changes to light brown. Remove the made samosas and place them on a paper towel to soak up the oil.
Enjoy your samosas with sauce and a very chilled drink. NOTE: Don’t overfill the samosa cones and make sure they are closed tightly. If you can’t seem to get your dough smooth enough after mixing, try putting the dough in the fridge. If you’ll rather have a baked samosa instead of fried, brush with eggs or oil and bake for 15minutes at 180 degrees on your oven heat gauge.