Make African Samusas

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This recipe originated in India, but is a favorite snack of Africans. You can find these around the city being sold on the street. This recipe is how you can make them in America. This is a great recipe to try when students are studying African countries and want to sample some of the cuisine. Check out my other African cuisine recipe articles in Bukisa too!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1/2 t. cumin seed
  • 2 T. chopped green onion
  • dash garlic powder
  • dash salt
  • dash black pepper
  • 1/4 C. flour
  • 2 T. water (or one egg)
  • 1 pkg. egg roll wrappers
  • 1 C Oil
  • large frying pan

Step 1

In a large frying pan, mash ground beef with a fork. Add cumin, green onion, and seasonings. Mix well. Brown meat over medium heat. Drain fat. Set aside.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine flour and water (or egg) and stir to make a paste. Place 1 egg roll wrapper on a flat clean surface. Cover other wrapppers with a damp non-terry cloth kitchen towel so they don’t dry out. Take wet fingers and wet all 4 edges of wrapper so it will stick together when folded. Fill wrappers with meat mixture and fold in half like a triangle. Press edges together to seal. Repeat until everything is used up.

Step 3

In another large frying pan heat oil over medium-high heat for 4 – 5 minutes. With tongs, carefully place 1 samusa in oil. Samusa should fry until it is golden brown (about 3 minutes). Remove from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat. Can fry 3 – 4 at a time.



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