Samosas with raita and rice


( 2 adults and 2 kids )

  • Samosas
  •  wholegrain rice
  • 200 gramscarrots*
  • spring onions
  • 1 clovegarlic
  • 2 tspcurry
  • 500 gramsbeef mince
  • 70 gramstomato purée
  • 140 gramssweetcorn
  • 1 packetfilo pastry
  •  olive oil
  •  plain flour
  •  oil for frying
  •  salt
  •  pepper
  • Raita
  • 15 leavesfresh mint
  • 0.5 cucumber
  • 200 mlnatural yoghurt
  • 1 tspcumin
  •  salt
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Samosas are little crisp packets of filo pastry, that can be stuffed with all sorts of deliciousness. They're no trouble at all to make, but they do take a bit of time. So whip them up on a Friday or weekend with the kids. Here we've filled them with beef and veggies, and served them with rice and a yummy raita (raita is a sort of garlic-free tzatziki). Enjoy!


1. Boil the rice following the instructions on the packet. Peel the carrots and finely dice them. Clean and rinse the scallions and chop finely along with garlic. Sautée scallions, garlic and curry for a few minutes with a bit of olive oil in a pan. Add the mince and continue cooking until it's good and brown. Add tomato purée and sweetcorn, add salt and pepper to taste and put to the side.

2. Now for the raita. Rinse and finely chop the mint. Wash the cucumber, split it lengthways and remove the seeds. Roughly grate the cucumber and press as much liquid out of it as you can. Mix cucumber, mint, yoghurt and cumin in a bowl and add salt to taste.

3. Cut the filo pastry into rectangles of roughly 15 x 25 cm and check out our little diagram here. Place the pieces with the short side at the top, farthest away from you. Place some filling on the top half. Fold the top right corner down along the left edge, forming a triangle.

4. Now grab the top left corner and fold it straight down along the edge, "tipping" the triangle in towards yourself. Now grab the "new" left corner and fold over towards the bottom of the right edge, leaving a small flap of pastry free.

5. Mix a bit of flour and water to form a paste. Apply to the pastry flap with a finger and close your samosa. Voila! And off you go. Heat the oil in a deep pan or a pot until it sizzles when you dip in the samosas. Fry until golden and leave them to drip off on a bit of kitchen roll. Remember to flip them.

6. Serve the crispy samosas with raita and rice. Enjoy!


We've made a handy diagram showing you how to fold samosas.

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