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This Cape Malay Mince Samosarecipe for crispy pastry pockets filled with fragrant minced beef or lamb meat, onion, coriander, and heady spices, is perfection in every bite.

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Cape Malay Mince Samosa Filling Recipe

Samosas are a staple for many not just in the Cape, but across the world as well. Contrary to popular belief, this crisp golden food is not from India – its origins can be traced back to the Middle East. Known as an appetizer, these savoury snacks are best enjoyed with tea or dipped in mango chutney.
Samosas are consumed in many countries across the world, including Egypt, Libya and Kazakhstan, and were traditionally cooked over a roaring fire. and consumed as a travel snack. The food is triangular in shape and is filled with fragrant spice, chillies and beef mince.
Each country has a different name for a samosa – in Kazakhstan, samosas are typically baked and consist of a thicker, more crumbly crust, while in Hyderabad, it consists of more crust and is filled with meat alone. In the Middle East, the semi-circular sambusak is stuffed with feta, onions, minced chicken, meat, and spinach. In Jewish cuisine, sambusak is often stuffed with mashed chickpeas.
In South Africa, samosas are typically deep fried, and can contain a variety of fillings, such as the traditional beef mince or ever-popular spiced chicken and onion. Very few family gatherings or parties are complete without the golden samosa – who can bare the heated arguments family members have at family gatherings without the comfort of a deliciously spiced and warm samosa?
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Cape Town


  • Beef or ground

    Red chilli

    Coriander, powder



    Garlic powder or garlic minced.

    Ginger powder


    Chili powder


    Turmeric, powder

    Cumin, powder

    Samosa pastry sheet

  • onions
  • Water


  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Using a sharp knife, chop your onions and coriander using a sharp knife.
  • In a large pan, dry toast the curry powder, turmeric for about one to two minutes until fragrant.
  • Mix in the onions and cook until they start to turn clear or become translucent.
  • Add in the meat, ginger, and garlic and cook for some minutes until tender.
  • Stir continually and separate the meat until a soft texture is formed.
  • Let it cool.
  • Grab your already prepared dough.
    Tri-fold the dough sheets into a triangle, and add in the filling.
    If you are wondering how to prepare the dough, don't worry anymore, just try out our recipe on how to make samosa dough.
  • Fold it into a nice triangular shape and seal it.
  • Fry the samosas until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
    Scoop them out of the frying oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels and serve warm.



Vegetable samosas can provide a good source of vitamins and minerals, like vitamin A and vitamin C. Baked or fried in healthy oil, like olive oil, samosas can be a low-fat snack option. Some samosa fillings, like potatoes, are a good source of fibre, which is important for digestive health.
What is the benefits of eating samosa?
Additionally, you'll get a healthy dose of dietary fibre by eating veggie-stuffed samosas, which can improve digestive health and help you lose or maintain weight, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Serving: 50g
Keyword Cape Malay Mince Samosa Filling Recipe
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