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(Samoussa Poulet) Cheese Samosa Recipe

Recipe Overview

Normally known as Samosa or ”Samoosa” in our local terms. A Samosa is basically a fried dough or baked pastry with savoury fillings of your choice.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 Cups Of Cheese (Grated)
  • 2 Cups Sweet Corn
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • In a large bowl combine flour with a pinch of salt for the dough along with water and knead until a soft dough is obtained
  • Then divide the dough and roll them into a small balls
  • Do a mixture of flour and oil
  • Roll one dough flat and not too thin then smear 1 small tsp of the mixture (flour + oil) all over one surface and stick the other dough to it and reserve
  • Repeat process with the remaining balls
  • Heat the pile of dough in a hot pan
  • Let it cook for around 1-2 mins on each side
  • Remove carefully and cut the sheets in rectangular strips of 20cm x 5cm with a sharp knife
  • Then separate the layers one by one
  • Mix cheese with corn
  • On a flat surface,start by laying the sheet and forming into small triangular shape.
  • Fill in your triangle with 1 tsp of the sweet corn and cheese mixture.
  • Lift first triangle up and over to form the second triangle and continue folding over until the end of the pastry strip is reached
  • Seal the edges with the flour glue
  • Repeat until all the samosas are done
  • Fry the samosas in hot oil until light brown and crispy
  • Drain the excess oil on sheets of absorbent paper


Source: Nu La Cuisine