How to Make Nigerian Samosa

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This is the best way to make Nigerian Samosa

Nigerian Samosa has become so popular, especially in parties and other casual events, that most people don’t know that it’s a borrowed recipe.

Yes. Samosa is originally a local Asian recipe but somehow seeped its way into Nigerian homes and hearts. A lot of people think it’s a local Nigerian snack.

So, if you’ve eaten this delicious snack at a Nigerian Party and wondered how it’s prepared, today is your lucky day.

Here is a simple recipe on how to make Nigeria Samosa.

Ingredients for Nigerian Samosa

Note: This recipe can produce 16 samosas

Ingredients for the dough

  1. Plain white flour (120 grams)
  2. Warm water (as required)
  3. Melted margarine or vegetable oil (3 tablespoonful)
  4. Thyme or any herb you desire (optional)
  5. Levelled teaspoon of salt

Filling ingredients

  1. Minced chicken or beef (200 grams)
  2. 2 Irish potatoes (medium-sized)
  3. Green peas (2 handfuls)
  4. 2 carrots (medium-sized)
  5. Garlic powder (a pinch)/ ½ clove of garlic
  6. 1 pinch of black pepper (optional)
  7. 1 stalk of spring onion
  8. Curry powder (1 teaspoon)
  9. Vegetable oil (2 spoonfuls)
  10. Cayenne pepper (to taste)
  11. Vegetable oil (for deep-frying)
  12. 1 stock cube
  13. Salt

Procedures

How to prepare the Nigerian Samosa filling

  1. Cut the spring onions finely into circles and keep
  2. Wash and peel the carrots and Irish potatoes, then boil them in salted water for about 5 minutes. If you’re using fresh peas, you can add it as well. Boil till they’re all soft. When it’s done, strain the water and set aside
  3. Place the oil in a point over medium heat. Combine the garlic, black pepper, spring onions, and curry in there. Stir the mix for some seconds until they’re fried
  4. Then add minced beef or chicken. Keep stir-frying it until the color changes to a pale color. if you’re using chicken, the color changes to white.
  5. Add the salt, cayenne pepper, stock cube, and cooked vegetables. Mix properly, then set it aside and allow to cool.

How to prepare the dough

  1. Place the flour, salt, vegetable oil, and lukewarm water into a bowl. Start mixing them until the dough gets stretchy.
  2. When it does, cover the mixture with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Allow it to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Knead the dough to make it more stretchy
  4. When it is, cut out some dough and roll out with a rolling pin (you can improvise with a bottle). It should be 3mm to 4mm thick.
  5. Get a circular cutter and cut a portion of the dough. Chip off the excess at the corners, the divide the circular dough into 2.
  6. Rub water gently on the straight parts of the cut dough, and form a cone shape with it. Then, take some dough and stuff it into the cone shape. It shouldn’t be excessive, else it’ll spill
  7. Apply some water at the edges and seal properly
  8. Repeat the process till the dough and fillings are exhausted.
  9. Now, heat up some oil and fry the samosas.

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