Sunday, 18 August 2013

Sweet coconut samosas

I first tasted these when my Bengali colleague made them and brought them for us to taste. She said it was called 'fob' - which I found quite funny! :) So here is the easy way to make these sweet coconut samosas.

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 7-9 samosas (depends on their size)
  • Prep time: 40-50 mins
  • Cooking time: 20 mins + a few mins per samosa 
What you will need:

For the dough

1+ 1/2 cup plain flour
2 tbsp vegetable oil
pinch of salt
3/4 cup hot water (adjust as needed)

For the filling

1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup milk
1 + 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 bay leaves
2 cardamoms
2 cinnamon sticks
6-7 tbsp brown sugar (more or less as you wish)

vegetable oil for frying

How to make:

1) If you are using fresh coconut, you can skip this step. If not, then soak the shredded coconut in the milk and set aside for 20-30 mins

2) Add the flour, oil and salt in a bowl and mix. Slowly add the water and bring the dough together, until a solid dough forms. Knead for 4-5 mins, cover with a damp cloth and place in the oven for 20 mins

3) In the meantime, heat the vegetable oil in a pan, add the bay leaves, cardamom and cinnamon until browned. Add the shredded coconut that has soaked up the milk, and mix on high heat for 3-4 mins, or until the liquid starts to soak up. Bring down the heat and continue to mix from time to time for a further 8-10 mins. Place in a plate to cool

4) Make the dough into small balls to a size you desire. Roll out using a rolling pin to form a circular shape

5) Add a few tablespoons of the coconut mixture, then fold over the dough. Twist the edges to seal the samosa, and place into hot oil for deep frying. Leave for a few minutes either side or until lightly browned

It is as easy as that! Delicious whilst hot. Try and you will enjoy inshAllah! :)


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  2. Its actually called Naryal(coconut) shomsha (samosa)