Potato and Coriander Sambusa/Samosa

2 Tbsp. butter
1 ts. ginger; minced
1 ts. cumin seeds
1/2 ts. curry powder
1/4 ts. garam masala
1 lg. potato; peeled and diced
3 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. raisins
1/4 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup cilantro
2 green onions; sliced
sambusa/samosa wrappers

1. Heat the butter in a large frying pan; add the ginger, cumin seeds, curry powder, and garam
marsala and fry lightly for 1 minute or until very fragrant.
2. Add the potato and 3 tablespoons of water and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until
the potatoes are tender.
3. Add the raisins, peas, cilantro, and green onion and stir through.
4. Set aside to cool.
5. Fill each uncooked sambusa wrapper with a spoonful of the filling.
6. Close top using a flour paste.
7. Fry until golden brown.
8. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.


  1. Assalaamu Alaikum
    Do you have the recipe for the sweet bread they eat together with the sambusa?

  2. wa alaikum salam

    are you talking about the crepe looking bread (malawah)

  3. hhmmm no it wasn't crepe looking as far as I remember. It was like a fluffy piece of yeast bread, I believe.

  4. Assalamu Alaikum

    Oh I know what you are talking about. Some call it bur and others call it kac kac. I have an amazing recipe for that.

  5. hhhhmmm well I can't wait for you to share that recipe!!

  6. Assalamu alaykum,

    Can I substitute the green onion by the yellow or red one?

  7. Assalamu alaykum,

    I might try to answer the question of Khadija...

    What your looking for, is it LOQUEMAT? It's shape is round and you can eat it either with sugar or honey.

  8. Kareema thanks for trying to answer!! mashaAllah. I just really don't even remember the name of that bread. It was like my somali friend has said to take a bite of each (the bread and sambusa) and eat together at the same time. She brought some in for iftar though I remember at the masjid. They were YUMMY!! I don't even have any iftars plans for small items to break fast with... I should really improve on that. I feel so bad...mashaAllah!

  9. I loved this recipe, except I left out the raisins and made them for an Islamic class and they were all gone, so I came home and made a second batch and they just disappeared! Thank you, i hope you dont mind if I post my rendition on my blog.


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