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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Most Delicious Street Food of Africa Samosa Deep Fried Pastry

Street Food of Africa, Samosa Deep Fried Pastry

Street food is ready-to-eat food sold by vendors in public places and is cricial to the African economy.


Street Food of Africa

Make African street food spiced potato-stuffed pastries called Samosas.




Most Delicious Street Food of Africa Samosa Deep Fried Pastry
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.


Learn how to make the popular African street food samosa at home.




Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
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African food recipe
Samosas are the perfect meal on the go in Africa.
Culture and food of Africa street food would not be complete without including the African street food recipe of Samosa. 

Samosas are the perfect meal on the go street food in Africa.

Serves 4
African food

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.
Samosas 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.

Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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