Tasty Samosas

To make a raita, coarsely grate 1/4 cucumber. Put in a sieve, sprinkle with salt and drain over a bowl. Squeeze out liquid , then mix with 150 ml chilled natural yogurt and 1 teaspoon chopped mint.


  • 225 g minced beef or lamb
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • 1 small potato, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garam masala
  • salt and pepper
  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 4 tbsp oil, plus oil for deep frying
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp water

Cooking Process

  1. Cook the meat and onion gently until the fat runs.
  2. Add the vegetables and seasoning and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Leave to cool.
  3. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Mix in the 4 tbsp oil, the egg and water to make a dough.
  4. Divide into 10 equal portions and roll out each portion to a 13 cm/5 inch square.
  5. Place some of the filling in the middle of each square.
  6. Dampen the edges with water, fold one top corner over the opposite corner and seal the edges to form a triangular pasty.
  7. Heat the oil for deep frying and fry the samosas, a few at a time for about 5 minutes or until golden.
  8. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper and keep warm while cooking the remainder.
  9. Garnish the samosas as illustrated and serve hot with a cucumber raita.

Tasty Samosas

Bon Apetite!


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Tasty Samosas