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Samosa Recipe

Easy samosa recipe using uncooked tortillas and filled 3 different ways.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian, Mediterranean, Middle East
Servings: 24 piece
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Amira


  • 12 uncooked tortillas.

Ground beef filling:

  • 1 Tablespoon oil.
  • 1/2 pound (250g) ground beef.
  • 1 small onion finely chopped.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste.
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley chopped.

Chicken filling:

  • 1/2 pound (250g) chicken breast cut into small cubes.
  • 2 Tablespoons oil.
  • 1 garlic clove.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper cubed.
  • 1/3 cup black olives.

Cheese Mix filling:

  • 1/4 pound (125g) feta cheese.
  • 1/4 pound (125g) mozzarella cheese.
  • 2 Tablespoons (30g) Parmesan cheese.
  • 1 Tablespoon Za’atar or dry mint.

For the sealant:

  • 2 Tablespoons flour.
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons water.
  • Oil for frying


Prepare the ground beef filling:

  • In a skillet heat oil then sauté onion until fragrant then add ground beef and break to brown well.
  • Add tomato paste, spices and parsley, mixing everything well to combine.
  • Set aside.

Prepare the chicken filling:

  • In a skillet add oil then sauté garlic for 30 seconds, add chicken and cook until almost done.
  • Add spices, green bell pepper and cook for a couple of minute. Turn heat off, mix in the olives.

Prepare cheese filling:

  • In a large enough bowl, combine all ingredients well.

Make the sealant mixture:

  • In a small bowl combine flour and water to make a paste.

To wrap the samosas:

  • Cut each tortillas in two equal parts. With your finger brush the straight line of the tortilla half with the sealant paste.
  • Fold it into a cone shaped pressing the edges to seal.
  • Take about 2 tablespoons of the filling and stuff it in.
  • Now with your finger again brush the open part of the cone with the flour paste and press to seal completely. Set aside until you are done with the rest of the samosas. Note1


  • Heat about 1-2 inches of oil in a frying pan. Note2 .
  • Add samosas to the pan and fry until golden brown turning it on the other side midway.
  • Take samosas out on a paper bowl line plate .
  • Samosa is better served hot so it can be crunchy. Note3


, Note1: You can freeze samosas at this point. When ready to use fry immediately there is no need to thaw.
Note2: Test if the oil is ready using the wooden stick method I showed you in kibbeh recipe.
Note3: leftovers keep well for up to 4 days in the refrigerator and more frozen. Heat them in the oven for a couple of minutes, do not microwave.
Nutrition in the table below is for the ground beef filled samosas.
Nutrition for Chicken Samosas:
  • Calories 151.4
  • Total Fat 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol 16.3 mg
  • Sodium 400.6 mg
  • Potassium 15.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
  • Sugars 0.8 g
  • Protein 7.4 g
Nutrition for Cheese Samosas:
  • Calories 170.2
  • Total Fat 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol 26.9 mg
  • Sodium 412.3 mg
  • Potassium 13.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 11.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
  • Sugars 1.2 g
  • Protein 7.8 g
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Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.3g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 10.9g | Cholesterol: 26.6mg | Sodium: 307.7mg | Potassium: 135.9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1.7g | Vitamin A: 3.2IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 0.9mg | Iron: 6.2mg