HOMEMADE: NIGERIAN SAMOSA SMALL CHOPS (EASY RECIPE WITH NO DOUGH, NO PEAS)


Yes! Samosas can be made without using dough to make wraps. Samosas also called small chops at Nigerian parties can be made at home with ease Samosas are a common street food in countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh but right now, it seems they are
more common in Nigeria. In their recipe, cumin and fennel seeds are added to the filling but here, to give it that taste that appeals to a Nigerian taste buds , we went easy with just few ingredients. 


An Event menu is incomplete without samosas (Small chops). Samosas have so won the hearts of Nigerians that it's good everyone learns to make these easy snacks. Normally, people will have to make samosa wraps with dough but I skipped that and cut my cooking time by half  just by using tortilla wraps from the supermarket.

HOW TO MAKE NIGERIAN SAMOSAS USING TORTILLA WRAPS:

INGREDIENTS :FOR THE FILLING
250g minced beef
1 large carrot
1 large irish potato
1 large green pepper

Any other pepper of choice to your taste.
1 small clove garlic
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 seasoning cube
Salt to taste
1/2 cup vegetable oil to stir fry vegetables
1 pack Tortilla wraps ( I used just 8 wraps from the pack
Oil to deep fry the samosas.

These ingredients produced 15 samosas. You can multiply the quantity of ingredients by 2 to make 30 samosas and so on...

INGREDIENTS FOR SEALING:
egg white
1 teaspoon flour

Before you make these samosas, get your ingredients ready and set aside. Wash and chop/dice the onion, green pepper and irish potatoes.
Grate or chop the ginger and garlic
Mix a teaspoon of 
flour with egg white, whisk and set aside for sealing the filling in later.

DIRECTION FOR EASY HOMEMADE SAMOSA:

1. Stir fry the onion, ginger and garlic first with seasoning for about 1 minute.


2.Add the green pepper and stir, let it fry for another minute or two.
3. Add the minced beef and stir,, reduce the heat and let it cook till meat turns brown. Once the red colour disappears, you know the meat is ok.



4. Add the potatoes and stir, then add some water like half a glass or less to enable potatoes cook too. Stir, check for salt and adjust one cover and be checking till the potatoes are ok, it doesn't take long to cook. 
 5. Once the potatoes are ok for you, add the grated carrots and stir, wait for about a minute or two and if satisfied with the taste, turn off the heat and start with the wrapping and frying.


There are 10 tortilla wraps in a pack. I used just 7 and half wraps.


 

 
6. Place one tortilla wrap on a flat surface and cut into two halves with a knife or pizza cutter.


7. Rub the egg white around the edges as shown in the picture. 






8. Fold the right and left ends in and form a shape like cone.


9. Scoop a spoon of the stir fried filling into the opening of the cone, brush more egg white if needed and seal with your fingers.






10. Deep fry till brown on both sides and dry on paper towels (Serviettes).

11. Serve hot with my homemade salad cream or any sauce of choice.

As I type, my two girls at home have almost cleared the whole samosas and I can hear them thanking God that their sisters are in school because they can't afford to share these delicious samosas. 
This method of making Naija small chops is the easiest as you don't have to make the samosa wraps. Get a pack of tortilla wraps from the supermarket and your samosas are ready.
Join me at the table please...

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