How to Make Samosa in Nigeria
Samosa is a popular snack that originated from India and has since spread across the world. In Nigeria, samosas are a staple in most households and are commonly sold as street food. If you have always wanted to learn how to make samosas, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will guide you through the steps of making delicious samosas in Nigeria.
Before we dive into the cooking process, let's take a look at the ingredients you will need:
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
- 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds
- 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds
- 1 tablespoon of garam masala
- 1 tablespoon of turmeric
- 1 tablespoon of chili powder
- 1 pound of ground beef or chicken
- 1 cup of frozen peas
- 1 cup of chopped onions
- 1 cup of chopped carrots
- 1 tablespoon of ginger paste
- 1 tablespoon of garlic paste
- Vegetable oil for deep-frying
- In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and salt. Mix well.
- Add the vegetable oil to the flour mixture and mix until the oil is evenly distributed.
- Gradually add water to the mixture and knead until you have a smooth dough.
- Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
- In a pan, dry roast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, and mustard seeds until fragrant.
- Add the ground beef or chicken to the pan and cook until browned.
- Add the peas, onions, carrots, ginger paste, and garlic paste. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
- Add the garam masala, turmeric, and chili powder. Mix well and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Divide the dough into small balls.
- Roll out each ball into a thin circle.
- Cut the circle in half.
- Take one half and fold it into a cone shape.
- Fill the cone with the prepared filling.
- Seal the edges of the cone by brushing some water on them.
- Deep fry the samosas in hot oil until they are golden brown.
- Drain the excess oil on a paper towel.
Making samosas at home may seem daunting at first, but with a little practice, you will be able to master this delicious snack. Remember to be patient with the dough, as it needs time to rest in order to become pliable. The filling can be customized to your liking, with options such as vegetarian, beef, chicken, or lamb. Serve your samosas hot with chutney or ketchup and enjoy!
Can I make samosas ahead of time and store them in the fridge?
Yes, you can make samosas ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to eat them, simply reheat them in the oven or microwave.
Can I freeze samosas?
Yes, you can freeze samosas for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply bake them in the oven until they are heated through.
Can I substitute the ground beef or chicken with something else?
Yes, you can substitute the ground beef or chicken with paneer (Indian cheese) or mashed potatoes for a vegetarian option.
Can I use a different type of flour?
You can use whole wheat flour or a gluten-free flour blend if you have dietary restrictions.
How many samosas does this recipe make?
This recipe makes approximately 20 samosas, depending on the size of the dough balls.