How To Make Small Chops Samosa

Small chops are a variety of finger foods that can be found at any Nigerian wedding, birthday party, and social occasion. There is a Nigerian small chops recipe for every taste, but samosas remain among the favourite ones. Find out how to make samosa in Nigeria right now!


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1. Ingredients for small chops

Even though the Nigerian samosa recipe has become the go-to party treat for millions of Nigerians, the original recipe comes from India and includes a lot of Indian flavours.

Wondering how to make small samosa at home to make them worthy of even the fanciest restaurant? The secret is in the correct ingredients. Here is what you’ll need for this samosa recipe.

For the dough:

  • Flour – 120g
  • Vegetable oil – 3tbsp
  • Warm water
  • Salt – to taste
  • Your favourite seasoning – 1/2tsp

For the filling:

  • Minced beef – 200g
  • Irish potatoes – 2
  • Medium carrot – 1
  • Green peas – 2 handfuls
  • Spring onion – 1 stalk
  • Stock cubes – 2
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • Curry powder – 1tsp
  • Vegetable oil – 2tbsp
How to make Nigerian samosa

2. How to make small chops samosa filling

So how to make samosa at home with no stress at all? You can prepare the filling the day before the event, and on the day of the party simply wrap and fry your samosas. Follow these steps to learn how to make small chops filling:

  1. Wash and peel the potatoes and the carrot. Dice the potatoes into tiny cubes and grate the carrot.
  2. Put the potatoes and the carrot into a heated pan with some vegetable oil and leave on low heat for a couple of minutes. Then add the green peas and cook for up to 5 minutes or until the potatoes get soft. Set aside.
  3. Slice the spring onion stalk into thin circles.
  4. In a small pan, heat up some vegetable oil and add the spring onion. Mix in the curry powder and cook for several minutes until the onion becomes translucent.
  5. Add the minced beef and cook until the meat is cooked, stirring continuously.
  6. Add the stock cubes, salt and pepper to taste, and the cooked vegetables.
  7. Mix the filling mixture together and cook for additional 3 minutes to incorporate the flavour.
How to make Nigerian samosa

3. How to make the dough for samosas

Some Nigerian cooks go the easy way and use tortilla wraps for their samosas. However, the classic recipe calls for the dough to be made from scratch. Luckily, it is very easy and quick to make:

  1. Sift the flour into a large bowl.
  2. Add the vegetable oil, salt, seasoning, and as much warm water as it takes to create a stretchy, smooth dough.
  3. Cover the bowl with a tight lid or plastic wrap for 15 minutes.
  4. Take the dough out of the bowl and knead for several minutes to make it even smoother.
How to make Nigerian samosa

4. How to fold samosa

Now we move on to the final stage of the cooking process – the shaping and frying the samosas. Follow these steps to finish making your first batch of samosas:

  1. Roll out the dough until it’s 2-3mm thick.
  2. Using a dough cutter or the top of a glass, cut out circles from the dough.
  3. Cut each circle in half and brush the straight side of each piece with water.
  4. Place a teaspoon of filling into the centre of every piece of dough and fold.
  5. Fry the samosas on medium heat until they change colour to golden brown. Scoop out the samosas and place them on a paper towel to remove excess fat. Serve while hot or cold!

Here is a video that will help you better understand the samosa folding technique:

How To Fold Samosa | Samosa Folding Technique | EasyCookingWithShilpa

Folding technique for Samosa! Learn how to fold samosa in this step by step tutorial video and enjoying cooking them at home! Full samosa recipe : https://youtu.be/JwrgiCr6YiU Samosas can be a joy to eat, especially during rainy days. Instead of eating them outside, make them in the comfort of your home and enjoy it along with family and friends!


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