I love nothing more than a spicy crunchy 'Samoosa's' pronounced 'sam-moo-sa' as we call them here in South Africa, you see we have both a large Indian and Muslim community especially here in Cape Town.
Both of these communities make the most divine savoury treats such 'half moons' and 'chilli bites'. Now being a 'sout bekkie' or savoury toothed person that I am, I love nothing more than tucking into a warm spicy and oh so delicious treat in winter.

So here is a quick and easy treat that will have you munching like a pro in minutes!

For today's dish I prepared a vegetable and butter bean curry for my samoosa filling, you can make any filling you like. Another option is the traditional Indian filling of pea and potatoes.

So let's get down to this quick and easy pastry, which is by no means the traditional kind ...

Samoosa Pastry


4 Tbsp Oil
2 Cups Flour
1Tsp Turmeric
5 Tbsp Water
1 Tsp Salt

1 bowl (about 500gr) pre-made cold samoosa filling of your choice

1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together, you may need to have a little extra water on the side just in case a little extra is required. Your dough should be a pizza dough consistency.

2. Roll out the dough into a thin flat sheet ,you then cut circles (to make half moon shape Samoosa's) they need to be between 10cm in diameter.

(I use a glass bowl and press down really hard to cut through the dough)

3. Put your pot of oil on the stove or turn on your deep fryer and whilst you wait you can then do the following:
4. Take a circle of pastry , place a tablespoon of your filling into the center and fold the sides up to make a half moon , ensuring that you seal the edges well and set aside.

5. Deep fry until golden brown and place on a kitchen towel to remove any excess oil.

To serve -
You can serve with a chutney of your choice or alternatively a little tatziki works well.

Bon Apetit!

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