Friday, October 22, 2010

Tuna Samosas

After 8 months of waiting, I finally got this recipe in my disposal from my friend from l'Ile de la Réunion. This recipe could have been the 150th post on Random Cuisine, still the Maltese Pudina-Chocolate Bread Pudding is an excellent dessert and we recommend you to try it out if you haven't done so.

Have you ever made samosas? Do you have a suggestion for a filling? If not, here's your chance to impress your friends. I can guarantee you that eating one samosa won't satisfy your appetite. Samosas are so versatile, you can use any fillings: mashed potatoes, cheese, ground meat and even chocolate!!! Here we used tuna mixed with onion and seasoned with a bit of curry powder and turmeric. Making samosas can be tricky at first, so I took step-by-step pictures to help you out. The recipe is inspired from Goutanou.

Serves 8
Preparation Time: 3 hours
Cooking Time: 2 mins per samosa


1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
3 cans tuna, drained
16-20 spring roll sheets


1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onions until transparent. Add in garlic and half of the coriander, cook until fragrant, about 1 min. Mix in curry powder and turmeric. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Remove from heat. Mix together cooked onions with tuna and add the remaining coriander.

3. Transfer filling to a bowl.

4. Cut spring rolls sheets into thirds (4cm x 20cm). Wrap the spring roll sheets with a damp towel for several minutes or until humid enough to handle it. Too much moisture can break it apart. Be careful!

5. In a small bowl, add flour and enough cold water to reach a "glue" texture.

6. Use two spring roll sheets. Fold one corner and bring it to the opposite side of the strip.

7. Take the other corner and bring it on the opposite side of the strip to form a pocket.

8. Stuff the pocket with a teaspoonful of filling.

9. Apply flour mix on the strip end.

10. Fold it to form a triangle.

11. In a pot, heat vegetable or canola oil for deep-frying. Fry samosas until golden brown, about 2 mins.

12. Remove excess oil with a paper towel. Serve.


  1. awesome recipe--what a super inexpensive treat to make and to impress! I would think refried beans and cheese would even be a workable option!

  2. This is a typical Tunisian recipe with some modifications. We call it: breek. and we call the spring roll sheets: MALSOUKA.

    Lovers' Shore

  3. I have just discovered your lovely blog!
    I find it so inspiring, thanks for sharing

  4. @Maureen: I haven't though of trying refried beans and cheese. It sounds good. Thanks for the suggestion.

    @Romantico: Thanks for the insight about breek. I just learned something new today ;)

    @Barbara: Thanks for passing by. I really appreciated it.

  5. I love samosas. With tuna the must be great! I have learned to make my own dough for this since, the product you have shown is not sold in this country. I'll keep your recipe present next time I make some samosas.

    Have a great weekend :D


  6. My boyfriend is from La Reunion and thanks to you I'll be able to suprise him with these 😁



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