In our #DelightThoseChubbyFaces series, we’ll share how to make samosa cones today. A samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, cheese, meat, or lentils. It may take different forms, including triangular, cone, or half-moon shapes, depending on the region. So, here’s our Nigerian twist.
Recipe for 15 Samosa Cones
- 150g All-Purpose Flour
- 200g of minced meat
- 1 handful of green peas
- 2 medium-sized onion
- 3 medium-size carrots
- 3 medium-size Irish potatoes
- Salt, Water, Salt, Curry, Thyme
- Red dry pepper
- 1 seasoning cube
- Vegetable oil.
STEP 1: Wash and dice the Irish potatoes, carrots, and onions into different plates and set aside.
STEP 2: Boil the minced meats. Add curry, thyme, 1 seasoned cube and a pinch of salt to taste and set aside.
STEP 3: Boil the diced potatoes, carrots, green peas and onions with the stock meats till the carrots are soft. Then drain the water out.
STEP 4: Fry the minced meat with the vegetable oil. Add curry, thyme, red dry pepper and mix properly. Add the drained potatoes, carrots, green peas, onions and mix properly and set aside.
STEP 5: To make the samosa dough. Pour the flour, add vegetable oil, add a pinch of salt and a little warm water bit by bit and mix properly until you get a stretchy dough.
STEP 6: Cover the samosa dough for like 25 minutes with an air-tight aluminum foil. Then knead the dough to make it more elastic.
STEP 7: Place the dough on a well-floured surface. Roll out dough about 2-inch thick. Using a glass cup or a small round bowl of about 4 inches cut out circles by gently pressing on the dough and releasing it.
STEP 8: Cut each into 2 equal halves.
STEP 9: Form a cone shape with one of the halves. Scoop some meat sauce into the cone shape and cover it as seen below.
STEP 10: Do this for the remaining Samosa and arrange it in a tray.
STEP 11: Put some vegetable oil into a deep frying pan and fry until it is golden brown.
STEP 12: Your samosa is ready.
Serve with drinks or other elements in a Finger Food Platter.
Spring rolls are a large variety of filled, rolled appetizers or dim sum found in East Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian cuisine. The name is a literal translation of the Chinese chūn juǎn
Recipe for 20 Spring Roll wrappers
- 20 Spring roll wrapper
- 500g minced meat
- 1 big Cabbage,
- 7 medium-size carrots
- 2 medium-size onion
- 2 handfuls of green peas
- 4 medium-size green pepper
- Vegetable Oil
- Seasoned cube
STEP 1: Wash and slice the carrots, onions, cabbage and green pepper in separate plates and set all aside. Wash also the green peas.
STEP 2: Boil your minced meat with 1 seasoned cube, curry and thyme. Set it aside.
STEP 3: Boil the cabbage till soft. Then add the carrots and green peas, add 1 seasoned cube and cook till soft. Then drain the water out.
STEP 4: Heat up some vegetable oil on medium heat. Fry the meat. Add curry, thyme, red dry pepper and mix properly. Add the cabbage, carrots, green peas and green pepper. Stir fry it and set it aside.
STEP 5: Mix some 3 teaspoons of flour with hot water in a cup and stir properly with a spoon until it dissolves. Then set it aside.
STEP 6: Spread the spring roll wrapper on a flat surface and fill it with the filling, fold it together and seal the edge with the liquid flour as seen below.
STEP 7: Do these for the remaining spring roll.
STEP 8: Fry the spring rolls in deep oil until it is brown and crusty.
STEP 9: Your spring roll is ready.
Serve with drinks, peanut sauce and elements in a Finger Food Platter.