Spinach and Cheese Samoosa Recipe

AuthorChefLuhCategory, DifficultyBeginner
Yields10 Servings
Prep Time40 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

Classic South African style cheesy spinach samosa, tastes great and loves by vegetarian.

FILLING
 500 g Spinach
 1 cup Grated Cheese (Your choice of cheese, but FETA works best)
 1 Onion, finely chopped
 1 tsp Crushed Garlic
 1 tsp Crushed Ginger
 3 tbsp Cooking Oil
 Salt to taste
DOUGH
 2 cups Flour
 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
 6 tbsp Water
 ¼ tsp Salt
Dough preparation
1

In a large bowl add your flour and salt, sieve together and combine.

2

Add your oil and start mixing it with you hands, rub the flour with oil until its all mixed together and it looks like bread crumbs, this should take you about 3-5 minutes.

3

Start adding water little by little and knead together until it becomes a firm dough. (do not overwork your dough)

4

Cover your dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Cooking your Samoosa filling
5

In a saucepan, add your cooking oil and put on medium heat. Once heated add your onions, garlic and ginger. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until your onions turn brown and soft.

6

Add your spinach to your saucepan and fry for a further 10 minutes on low heat.

7

Remove your saucepan from heat and let it cool down. Drain any excess water if necessary to ensure your Spinach is dry. Once cool enough add your cheese and mix it together. Add salt to season.

Stuffing your Samoosa
8

Sprinkle about a teaspoon of flour on a flat counter place your dough and begin to roll it flat out about 1 cm thick. Rub some flour on your hands to make it easier to work your dough.

9

Cut out circles of your dough using a cup. Take a single cut out circle dough and roll it out to flatten it until thin and in the shape of a wide circle. Cut your circle in half.

10

Take one half and apply water on one edge of the dough so to be able to seal it. Now bring the two ends of the straight edge together and pinch them to form a cone. Pinch the corner of the cone so that its sealed.

11

Fill your cone dough with 1tbsp of your filling. brush the inside of the open side of your cone with water and pinch the edges together to seal it up.

12

Place it on a plate and cover with a damp cloth while your continue the process until all your dough is used up.

Frying your Samoosa
13

Add a ¼ of oil in a deep saucepan, Place on high heat. To test if the oil is hot enough, add a tiny piece of dough to the oil and if it bubbles and floats on the surface, your oil is ready for frying.

14

Fry your Samoosa until it is golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain.

15

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Samoosa

Servings 10


Amount Per Serving
Calories 235

 

Ingredients

FILLING
 500 g Spinach
 1 cup Grated Cheese (Your choice of cheese, but FETA works best)
 1 Onion, finely chopped
 1 tsp Crushed Garlic
 1 tsp Crushed Ginger
 3 tbsp Cooking Oil
 Salt to taste
DOUGH
 2 cups Flour
 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
 6 tbsp Water
 ¼ tsp Salt

Directions

Dough preparation
1

In a large bowl add your flour and salt, sieve together and combine.

2

Add your oil and start mixing it with you hands, rub the flour with oil until its all mixed together and it looks like bread crumbs, this should take you about 3-5 minutes.

3

Start adding water little by little and knead together until it becomes a firm dough. (do not overwork your dough)

4

Cover your dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Cooking your Samoosa filling
5

In a saucepan, add your cooking oil and put on medium heat. Once heated add your onions, garlic and ginger. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until your onions turn brown and soft.

6

Add your spinach to your saucepan and fry for a further 10 minutes on low heat.

7

Remove your saucepan from heat and let it cool down. Drain any excess water if necessary to ensure your Spinach is dry. Once cool enough add your cheese and mix it together. Add salt to season.

Stuffing your Samoosa
8

Sprinkle about a teaspoon of flour on a flat counter place your dough and begin to roll it flat out about 1 cm thick. Rub some flour on your hands to make it easier to work your dough.

9

Cut out circles of your dough using a cup. Take a single cut out circle dough and roll it out to flatten it until thin and in the shape of a wide circle. Cut your circle in half.

10

Take one half and apply water on one edge of the dough so to be able to seal it. Now bring the two ends of the straight edge together and pinch them to form a cone. Pinch the corner of the cone so that its sealed.

11

Fill your cone dough with 1tbsp of your filling. brush the inside of the open side of your cone with water and pinch the edges together to seal it up.

12

Place it on a plate and cover with a damp cloth while your continue the process until all your dough is used up.

Frying your Samoosa
13

Add a ¼ of oil in a deep saucepan, Place on high heat. To test if the oil is hot enough, add a tiny piece of dough to the oil and if it bubbles and floats on the surface, your oil is ready for frying.

14

Fry your Samoosa until it is golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain.

15

Serve and enjoy!

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