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Samosa recipe of Africa is a deep-fried favorite food

Samosas fried pastries are famous African street food
Easily make this famous African street food dish of spiced potato stuffed pastries at home.

Samosa recipe of Africa is a deep-fried favorite African street food filled with potatoes and African spices. Samosas are the perfect street food meal on the go in Africa.

Samosas fried pastries.
Samosas fried pastries are famous African street food 

Make the popular deep-fried African street food of samosas.


The culture and food of Africa street food would not be complete without including the African street food recipe of Samosa. Samosas are a famous popular African food recipe and the perfect meal on the go while walking the streets in Africa exploring the culture.

Total time from start to finish 1 hour 10 minutes

Samosas food recipe.
Samosas are a famous popular African food recipe

Samosa recipe ingredients and directions

Ingredients

Dough
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ teaspoon salt

Filling
2 large potatoes, boiled mashed
1 hot pepper, finely chopped
1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
Oil for frying

Directions
For the dough
Mix together the flour, oil, and salt. Add a little water, until the mixture becomes crumbly. Keep adding water, kneading the mixture until it becomes soft. Cover with a moist cloth and set aside for 30 minutes.

Heat ¼ cup of oil in a large frying pan on medium heat.

For the filling
In a large bowl add all filling ingredients. Set aside to cool.

Divide dough into 12 equal portions. Use a rolling pin; roll a piece of dough into 4-inch ovals and cut into two halves.

Run a moist finger along the diameter. Roll around a finger to make a cone. Place a tablespoon of the filling into the cone. Seal the third side using a moist finger. Deep fry until golden brown. Serve with tomato sauce or chutney. Samosas are a famous food recipe on the go while walking the streets in Africa. Hope you enjoyed making this food dish of spiced potatoes stuffed and fried at home.


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Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.