The Startup Cook – Chicken Samosa

Aug 12 2017. views 399

Ever since my diagnosis of a potential ulcer, I have been attempting to eat healthier. However there are times only when an oily treat would do the trick. And rather than venturing out to enjoy the treat, I settled for a homemade version of it - so I could control the oil level.

This version of Samosa is pretty simple. I did not want to engage in the whole dough rolling out business, as I did not have the time and my craving did not have the patience. The only fiddly step here is the creation of the Samosa shape. But I sincerely believe that anyone with the exception of me can master that skill instantly. 



Leaving at bay the nitty-gritty’s of the recipe, this is one delicious dish. Just have it hot-hot, its crunchy goodness all the way. 


130g of minced chicken
5 spring roll sheets
½ an onion
20g of coriander leaves
1 clove of garlic
1 green chilli
2 tsp of lime juice
Chilli powder


Wash, clean and fine dice the onion, green chilli, coriander leaves and the garlic, and set it aside.



Place the minced chicken in a bowl, add the lime juice, a teaspoon of salt, pepper, chilli powder and the diced ingredients to it, mix and leave to marinade for an hour.

Then place a saucepan over a medium high flame, pour a teaspoon of oil in to it, dump the marinated chicken in to it and temper for a few minutes.


Once the chicken has cooked, take it off the flame and let it cool.

Take a spring roll sheet and cut it in to half. Place one half of the sheet on a flat surface.


Scoop a teaspoon full of cooked meat, and place it on the middle of the corner of the sheet. Then fold one end downwards and paste the edges by lining it with a little water. Then keep folding (from one corner to another) and pasting until the Samosa is wrapped securely. 



Repeat until all the cooked meat has been used.



Pour one cup of vegetable oil I to a deep based saucepan; place the saucepan on a medium high heat. 

Once the oil is hotenough, gently drop the Samosas (two at a time) in to the saucepan and fry on both sides.



After the Samosas have fried, place it on a layer of paper serviettes. 

Serve while hot. 


Disasters, Warnings and Tips

This is your ideal snack food or appetiser!

You can make ten Samosas with these ingredients. 

Madonna’s 'You’ll See' is a timeless power song. 

Spring Roll sheets are the easiest way to making Samosas. Rolling dough is a pain otherwise. 

Place a damp cloth on top of the spring roll sheets so they don’t stick to each other. 

I was down with a heat stroke. I am such a weakling. 

Coriander leaves adds the necessary punch you need for this. 

If you don’t cook the meat beforehand before encasing them in to the Samosa, then take to deep frying the Samosas. 






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