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  • Makes 25 – 30
  • Easy
  • 1 hour 30 min
  • 15 minutes


  • 10 sheets spring roll pastry
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 15 g flour
  • 1 litre sunflower oil, for frying
  • For the filling:
  • 500 g mince
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1,5 cm ginger, finely grated
  • 2 T garam masala
  • 2 T curry powder
  • 1 T ground cumin
  • 1 T ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 T mint, chopped
  • 3 T coriander, chopped

Cooking Instructions

Sauté the chopped onion in a medium pot until softened.

Add the garlic and ginger and ground spices and cook for 2-3 min.

Add the mince and cook for 10 min until cooked through and browed.

Once the filling is cool, place 1 T of filling onto a pastry rectangle and roll as directed below.

Deep fry in hot oil until golden, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Make your own garam masala spice mix with our step-by-step video: Garam masala spice mix

For a step-by-step video on how to fold a samoosa, click the link: How to fold a samosa

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Monche Muller Recipe by: Monche Muller
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Monché Muller is the Executive Chef of the international Oddo Vins et Domaines wine label. She previously worked at Cucina Labia and De Kloof Eatery, as well as TASTE magazine. She is the author of Harvest Table.

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