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Kenyan Veggie Samosas

Kenyan Veggie Samosas



3 cups all-purpose flour plus more as needed

1-2 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoon oil

1 1/4 cup warm water


½ -3/4 pound potatoes cubed and boiled

1 can drained lentils

1 1/2 cup frozen peas thawed

½ large onion chopped

3 tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon ginger grated

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon curry powder

2-3 tablespoon parsley or cilantro

1/4 teaspoon

½ teaspoon smoked paprika



In a medium- large skillet, add oil, onions, garlic, ginger and sauté, for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add the curry and paprika, and continue stirring with a heavy wooden spoon, about 2 minutes.

Add boiled potato cubes, lentils and peas. Slightly smash the potatoes and peas then thoroughly mix until ingredients are fully combined, add a little bit of water to prevent any burns. Simmer for about 2 minutes. Finally throw in cilantro, adjust the seasoning, to taste. Remove from the heat and let it cool. You may prepare this a day in advance.


In a large bowl, add flour, sugar and salt. Make a well and add the oil and water. Stir to combine.

Place dough on a heavily floured board and knead for about 5-7minutes. Continue to flour dough as needed to prevent from sticking. Be careful not to overdo it. Dough should be soft, elastic and smooth.

On a lightly floured surface, form the dough into 16 balls.

Roll the dough using a lightly floured rolling pin; cut it half. Spoon a generous 1-2 tablespoons filling in the center of a half-circle; lightly moisten the dough edges with water or flour paste, using your finger. Fold the end over the filling to form a triangle, and then continue to fold up the strip in triangles, like you would a flag. Continue with remaining dough. Set samosas on tray.

In a large sauce pan, pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches, and place on medium heat until oil is 350 degrees.

When ready gently place a few samosas at a time into saucepan.

Fry for a few minutes until the bottom side is light brown

Turnover and fry for a few more minutes until the other side is light brown.

Use a large slotted spoon to take it out of the oil. Repeat the process until all samosas are finished.

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