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Small Chops: How to make Nigerian samosa

I’m sure you’ll agree with me that Nigerian small chops package isn’t complete without samosa.

Although Samosa is an Indian recipe, Nigerians can’t seem to get it away from their eyes nor their mouth when it comes to small chops.

play Samosa (Cilantro and Citronella)

I really can’t say if it is the filling or the crunchiness that makes this chop loved by a good number of people. Unfortunately, most small chops vendors have a way of making us crave for more of this snack by putting just a limited number of samosa in our small chops package’

Anyway, here’s saying bye bye to their shakara as we shall be making this snack more often on our own.

Ingredients

For the dough

1. 300g all-purpose flour

2. Salt

3. 2 Tbsp. Vegetable oil for mixing

4. Warm water

For the filling

1. 2 large Irish potatoes

2. 1 onion, crushed (optional)

3. ½ teaspoon ginger powder

4. 1 tbsp crushed garlic,

5. ½ teaspoon red chilli powder

6. 80g Minced beef (Optional)

7. Salt to taste

8. Seasoning cubes

9. Vegetable oil for deep frying the samosas

Preparation

For the filling

1. Peel the potatoes. Wash it and put in a pot. Add salt and boil for about 5 minutes or till it is soft.

play Boil the potato (Wikihow)

2. Mash the soft potatoes while it is still hot. Add the cooked minced beef (if you’re using meat) and mix well.

3. Add the garlic, ginger, onion, red chilli, seasoning cubes and salt to taste. Stir well and set it aside.

play Mix the mashed potato and minced beef (Veg recipe of India)

You may choose to stir fry the ingredient.

For the dough

1. In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, salt and vegetable oil together. Add water intermittently and knead well

play Mix the flour, salt and vegetable oil (Healthy Indian Recipe)

2. Cover with aluminium foil or a moist cloth and set it aside for about 15 minutes.

3. Divide the dough into small balls and roll it flat on a flat surface using a rolling pin and divide into two.

play Roll the dough flat (Foodviva)

4. Take one of the portions, make a cone out of it and seal the edges properly leaving one part open to add the fillings

play Shape the dough into a cone (Fine cooking)

5. Add the fillings and seal properly by brushing the edges with eggs.

play Seal the edges of the samosa (saliu’s food)

6. Deep fry the samosa or you can bake it for a healthier option.

There you go. Enjoy!

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