Meat Samosa Recipe Video

Samosa, Sambusa or Sambuus whatever you call it, is found all over the world. There are more known in Indian but the truth is that there are favorite in Africa too, Countries like Kenya, Samalia, Tanzania and so on love these snacks. Here a simple recipe for Meat Samosa, these are made with ground beef but you can use any type of meat (Lamb, chicken).


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6
SpecialityMain Ingredient


 Oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (deep frying)
For the dough
 Flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Oil/Melted butter3 Tablespoon
 Water100 Milliliter (as required)
For the filling
 Ground beef/Beef200 Gram
 Potatoes2 Medium, boiled, cubed
 Onion1 Medium, chopped
 Oil2 Tablespoon
 Ground coriander1⁄2 Teaspoon (1/2 tablespoon- fresh coriander chopped)
 Curry powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Turmeric powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Garam masala1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon (1 bouillon cube)
 Lime1 Medium, juiced
 Ginger garlic paste1 Tablespoon
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 689 Calories from Fat 492

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 56 g85.4%

Saturated Fat 9.3 g46.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 23.5 mg

Sodium 783.9 mg32.7%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.3 g13.2%

Sugars 2.5 g

Protein 11 g21.4%

Vitamin A 0.3% Vitamin C 25.8%

Calcium 3.2% Iron 15.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a large bowl put the flour. Then add the salt and oil to the flour and mix well.
2. Gradually add water while mixing to form dough. Once dough is form, transfer it in a flat area and knead for 6 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Set aside.

3. FILLING: In a bowl, put the meat, add the onions, all the spices (turmeric, ground coriander and curry powder, garam masala), and ginger and garlic paste.
4. In a pan, heat the 2 tablespoon of oil and stir fry the beef for few minutes.
5. Add potatoes, one cup of water and salt or one bouillon cube. Let it simmer until all the liquid is totally absorbed. Then add the lime juice.
6. Transfer into a bowl and allow it to completely cool down.
7. SAMOSA: Cut a small size of the dough, then sprinkle with flour and use your rolling pin to fatten the dough into a circle. The dough need to be very thin.
8. Then use a sharp knife and cut it into half. Take one part and fold one point up to form a triangular pocket.
9. Fill that pocket with some of the meat mixture. Now close it and secure.
10. In a deep frying pan, heat the oil in a medium high heat and deep-fry the samosas until golden brown. Drain and transfer on paper towel to remove excess oil.

11. In a serving platter, serve the samosas with choice of dip or with ketchup.

Ready-made Phyllo (Filo) dough at the supermarket can be used if you don’t want to make the dough yourself.