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Last Updated 06/11/2020

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This recipe post would show you how to make Nigerian samosa from scratch using two easy methods.

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How to make Nigerian Samosa  (Deep-Fried Method)

Here's how to make the deep-Fried Nigerian Samosa

Deep-Fried Nigerian Samosa Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is the popular standard way of making Nigerian Samosa which involves deep frying.

4.8 Star Rating

Nigerian Samosa recipe

Category:
Main

Method:
Fried

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
8-12 people

Prep Time
20 Min

Total Time
50 Min

Ingredients For Samosa dough:
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil, melted unsalted butter or ghee (clarified butter)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  • 120ml of Water
  • Vegetable oil, for deep frying (if frying)
Ingredients For Samosa filling:
  • 500g of ground beef
  • 4 medium Irish potatoes, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, washed and shredded
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of shallot
  • ½ teaspoon of rosemary spice
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Ginger to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Seasoning cube(s), as needed.
Directions: 
  1. 1
    Sieve your flour into a large bowl. Add your salt and grated nutmeg then mix to combine. Add your oil or butter and with your hands or a mixer, incorporate into the flour to get a slightly crumbly texture. Gradually add water in bits and mix well. Knead your dough for about 5 minutes or more till you get a soft, elastic and smooth dough then cover with a plastic wrap and allow to rest for 30minutes.
  2. 2
    In a large pan on medium heat, heat up 1½ tablespoons of cooking oil and sauté onions till it’s translucent. Add your ground beef and spices (salt, cayenne pepper, ginger, rosemary, shallot, seasoning cube(s)) then stir-fry till the beef loses it’s pink colour.
  3. 3
    Add your diced potatoes, shredded carrots and water enough to cook the vegetables for about 5 minutes or till soft. Make sure there’s no liquid left and it’s thoroughly dry so it doesn’t result to a soggy samosa. Set aside and allow to cool.
  4. 4
    Mix 2 tablespoons of flour in 3-4 tablespoons of water to get a sealing paste for the samosas so it doesn’t burst out open while frying or baking.
  5. 5
    Get your dough out of its resting place. Divide into bits. Roll out one of the divided portions and use a round object to get a circular shape.
  6. 6
    Brush all sides of the shaped-dough with your sealing paste, add your filling in the middle and fold to make a triangular shape. Repeat this process till your dough portions are exhausted.
  7. 7
    Fry in a preheated oil of 350F, flip both sides till golden brown.
  8. 8
    Serve warm in small chops or alone.
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Notes: 
  • You can stop at step 6  and store in the freezer for later use.
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How to make Nigerian Samosa  (Baked Method)

Here's how to make the Baked Nigerian Samosa

Baked Nigerian Samosa Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is the less popular  way of making Nigerian Samosa which involves baking in an oven.

4.8 Star Rating

baked samosa recipe

Category:
Main

Method:
Baked

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
8-12 people

Prep Time
20 Min

Total Time
40 Min

Ingredients For Samosa dough:
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil, melted unsalted butter or ghee (clarified butter)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  • 120ml of Water
  • Vegetable oil, for deep frying (if frying)
Ingredients For Samosa filling:
  • 500g of ground beef
  • 4 medium Irish potatoes, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, washed and shredded
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of shallot
  • ½ teaspoon of rosemary spice
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Ginger to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Seasoning cube(s), as needed.
Directions: 
  1. 1
    Sieve your flour into a large bowl. Add your salt and grated nutmeg then mix to combine. Add your oil or butter and with your hands or a mixer, incorporate into the flour to get a slightly crumbly texture. Gradually add water in bits and mix well. Knead your dough for about 5 minutes or more till you get a soft, elastic and smooth dough then cover with a plastic wrap and allow to rest for 30minutes.
  2. 2
    In a large pan on medium heat, heat up 1½ tablespoons of cooking oil and sauté onions till it’s translucent. Add your ground beef and spices (salt, cayenne pepper, ginger, rosemary, shallot, seasoning cube(s)) then stir-fry till the beef loses it’s pink colour.
  3. 3
    Add your diced potatoes, shredded carrots and water enough to cook the vegetables for about 5 minutes or till soft. Make sure there’s no liquid left and it’s thoroughly dry so it doesn’t result to a soggy samosa. Set aside and allow to cool.
  4. 4
    Mix 2 tablespoons of flour in 3-4 tablespoons of water to get a sealing paste for the samosas so it doesn’t burst out open while frying or baking.
  5. 5
    Get your dough out of its resting place. Divide into bits. Roll out one of the divided portions and use a round object to get a circular shape.
  6. 6
    Brush all sides of the shaped-dough with your sealing paste, add your filling in the middle and fold to make a triangular shape. Repeat this process till your dough portions are exhausted.
  7. 7
    Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with canola oil and bake in a preheated oven of 375F for about 20mins or till golden brown. Make sure to check and flip to the other side at least once before the 20 minutes elapses.
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FAQ

Here are the frequently asked question relating to samosa recipe

Do you eat samosas hot or cold?

Samosa is best served and eaten warm.

How do you store fried samosas overnight?

Samosa should be stored in a foil wrap or plastic, properly covered before refrigerating and should last preferably for two days

Is Samosa a Nigerian Snack?

 Samosa snack was not invented in Nigeria. However, it has been adopted as one of ours since it has become part of our "small chops" family.

Summary

Nigerian Samosa Recipe (2 Easy ways from scratch) - Fit Nigerian
Nigerian Samosa Recipe (2 Easy ways from scratch) 1

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Type: Snack

Cuisine: Nigerian

Recipe Yield: 8 servings

Preparation Time: PT20M

Cooking Time: PT30M

Total Time: PT50M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Beef
  • Butter
  • Oil
  • Irish potatoes
  • onion
  • Carrot
  • Shallot
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • Rosemary spice
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Ginger
  • Seasoning cube

Editor's Rating:
4.8

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