While enjoying a football match or having a drink with friends, nothing beats local home-made snacks! The Mauritian cuisine is largely influenced by its cultural plurality. Today, let us cook samosas, tasty “gajaks” everyone loves.

For the dough: 

  • 300 g of flour
  • 40 cl of water
  • Oil
  • Flour
Start by kneading the flour with water and salt until a homogeneous dough is obtained. Then divide the dough into 10 balls of equal sizes and cover them with oil and flour. Roll out each small ball into a round-shaped layer and add more flour so that the dough does not stick. Overlap the large, evenly sized discs and flatten them all with a rolling pin. You will then obtain a large and unique thick pancake. Heat your pan and cook the dough on both sides until small bubbles appear. You can then remove it from the heat and separate the layers.

For the garnish: 

  • 350 g of meat (or vegetables)
  • Pepper (according to your preferences)
  • 1/2 bunch of coriander
  • 20 g of ginger
  • 1 bunch of chives
  • 1 onion
  • 4 tablespoons of oil
Heat some oil in a pot and brown your minced meat, accompanied by onions, ginger (and chilli as per your tastes). Let it cook over low heat for 10 minutes, then stir in finely chopped chives and cilantro. Mix then let cool.

Make your Samosas! 

Cut your dough into strips. Add a little stuffing at one end of a strip to then fold it into a triangle and close the open side of the strip. Let your samosas cook in oil for 5 minutes, and voila! You may now treat your guests.

For the sauce, a delicious sweet chilli, or crushed chilli will do!