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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Street Food of Africa, Samoosa Deep Fried Pastry

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


Samoosa Street Food of Africa Recipe


Ingredients
Dough
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Samoosas are a popular African street food recipe well-loved throughout the continent of Africa.
Samoosas are the perfect meal on the go in Africa.
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 mixture becomes crumbly. Keep adding water, kneading the mixture till 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 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.

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