Home made delicious ‘Sambusas’

A view or a thought of the Kenyan pocket samosa doesn’t pass without living our taste buds dry and high. It’s a delicacy that has not just found its way into our souls but also earned its bragging rights by getting its own seat in our breakfast and biting options. It has also job opportunities for women who actually make a living out of cooking samosas with simple roadside restaurants widely known as ‘Vibanda’. When you take an evening walk around our neighborhoods always remember to carry at least Ksh 10 because you are bound to come across this delicacy. Here is how can prepare your own samosas from home;
Have fun preparing the samosa and feel free to try out any other ingredients to find your perfect fit.


  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil
  • 1 lb ground beef (455 g)
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 scallions or green onions
  • 150 g of peas approximately 1 cup
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped coriander,


  • 3 cups of wheat fluor
  • Lemons for serving
  • 2 cups of cooking oil
  • 1 and a half cups pf water
  • 1/4 of table salt

Ready to prepare

  1. Heat the olive oil or the cooking oil in a large pan over medium heat. Spread the meat in the pan and cook for 3 mins. Add onions and let it cook until the meat becomes brown and the onions translucent.
  2. Add some garlic, salt, pepper, coriander, cumin, and green onions to the meat. Let this cook for 3 minutes too. Then add peas and coriander, cook for 2 minutes. Remove the meat filling from the heat and let cool it cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix the flour, salt, olive oil, and water in a bowl. Use your hand or a spoon to mix together. Once the dough pulls away from sides of the bowl, transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead for 4 minutes or until the dough is smooth and soft.

Simon Peter

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