Cheese Sambusa/Samosa

I remember the first time I had these. I was living in Saudi Arabia and was visiting my neighbor. When I first heard of cheese sambusas. I wasn't sure if I wanted to try this or not. I am so glad I did. These little beauties are awesome. Especially if you are able to get KIRI cheese squares.

Makes 8 large sambusa

120 g. cream cheese or 6 Kiri cheeses
1/2 onion; finely chopped
3 cloves garlic; minced
2 Tbsp. feta cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese; grated
2 Tbsp. milk
3 Tbsp. carrots; grated
3 Tbsp. cilantro; chopped
Sambusa/Samosa wrappers

1. Mix the three cheeses with the garlic and milk.

2. Add the onions, carrots, and cilantro; stir.

3. Fill each sambusa cone with 1 Tbsp. of the cheese filling.

4. Seal the top seam with flour paste.
5. Preheat oil on medium heat.
6. Cook 4 sambusa at a time until golden and bubbly.
7. Remove and drain on a paper towel.

You can use pre-packaged sambusa wrappers, Chinese won ton wrappers, flour tortilla wraps, or you can make them from scratch.


  1. Looks yummy!!!! Ours have a different filling we stuff it with sweet potatoes mixed with chicken :) Interested to have the recipe? Love to share

  2. Sounds great. I'd love to try it.

  3. Asalamualaikum Tammy

    Here are the ingredient:-
    - Dried chillies
    - 2tbs Curry powder
    - 1cm fresh turmeric (if you dont
    have it, can replace it with
    turmeric powder
    - 1cm Ginger
    - 1-2 Garlic
    - 2-3 Onion/shallot (your
    - 3-4 Sweet Potatoes, diced
    - 1/4 Chicken (preferably
    breast)cut into bite pieces
    - Oil to fry
    - Salt to taste
    - 1 tea spoon of sugar
    - 1tbs of lemon juice
    - 1 cup of coconut milk
    - 1 Lemon grass,
    - Few Curry leaf
    - 1 Lime leaf sliced it
    - 1 Turmeric leaf sliced it

    - 1/4 teas spoon of Cumin seeds
    - 1/4 teas spoon of Fennel seeds
    - 1/4 teas spoon of Coriander seeds
    Fry it without oil on slow fire until fragrant then grind it or pound it.

    Ok the process. Same like you wanna do the chicken curry.

    Boiled the dried chillies to soften, toss it and remove the seeds). If you dont have dried chillies you can replace it with fresh chillies or jalapeño, but taste bit diffrent. Then blend it the chillies with onion,garlic, ginger and fresh turmeric.

    Curry powder make it into paste

    Heat up oil, pour in the (1) & (2), curry leaf until fragrant then pour in the chicken, salt and sugar to taste stir it. Do it until the juice of the chicken dried. Then you pour in the coconut milk, lemon juice, lemon grass and diced sweet potatoes. When it almost dried put in the turmeric leaf, lime leaf and the grinded (**). Viola you already have your filling:)

    Important : The taste of sugar,salt and lemon juice must be balance..

  4. Blend : I mean it put all those stuff chillies and etc into the food processor:) sorry!

  5. as salamu alaykum Amina,

    I'm sure u have some very nice recipes.. I'm going to read them it's not Iftar yet here in London :D

    Just wanted to tell u: Mash'Allah TabarakAllah for your lovely family!That's what I said as soon as I came into your blog! May Allah give u lots of barakah insh'Allah!

    Take Care!

  6. Assalaamu alaikum

    Everything looks so yummy! I don't know which recipe on your blog to try first!

    Trying to work out if I have met you before - name sounds familiar - would have met you at one of the halaqas.

  7. Assalamu alaykum,

    SubhannAllah, i also tried these when i was in Saudi...but the on ly difference was that it was feta and instead of cream cheese...very yummy, mashaAllah!

  8. There is feta cheese in them, bt only a little because it is too salty.

  9. Wow I love samosas, but with cheese is so new to me. very creative and sounds so yum. you have a lovely blog and so may great recipes to try

  10. asalamu aliekum
    WOW!!!!this looks yummmmmmyyyyyy and i want to try it,especially for the upcoming ramadhan,inshallah this will be one recipe i will try.thank you sister:)

  11. i rarely make these because they are soooooo yummy. We would gain lots of weight in ramadan if we ate these all the time.

  12. Hi everyone, It Ramadan again and I was so anxious about what to cook, because i got married not long ago so this whole expierence of cooking iftar is all new to me. I tried this cheese samosa's and it was soo fantastic yummy yummy cant get enough.
    Thanks you soo much Tammy for ur lovely recipies, ur a true life saver. cant wait to try more

  13. Asalamu alayki sis

    what a wonderful website mashaAllah. May Allah grant you success in this life and the next amiin.

    I will definitely returning to this site many times and also recommend to others.

    wa salam

    your sister in islam

  14. Assalamu Alaikum

    These are by far my fav. But...they are soooo fattening.

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