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Samosas with young jackfruit

Samosa is a classic of South Asian cuisine that came to the Horn of Africa with the many Indian migrants. But the samosa is now popular all over the world. Because it is incredibly tasty and can also be easily adapted to locally inspired ingredients. It is a convenient snack or appetizer. Rashida gives her own East African twist to this Jackfruit Samosa. And absolutely great… Rashida’s Jackfruit Samosa is Vegan! Rashida has struck a good balance between the basic flavors of the jackfruit meat and the authentic Swahili samosa with this recipe.

| Preparation time: 30 min
Number of persons: 4
Ingredients (For 25 samosas)

​2 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup fresh chopped coriander
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 small chopped green pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp paprika powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 medium chopped tomatoes
2 medium chopped onions
2 cans of MIKONO Jackfruit
25 strips of filo dough (cut from 3 large sheets)
Mix 3 tbsp flour with water to glue the samosas
Sunflower or other vegetable oil for frying

Preparation method

1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a heavy-bottomed frying pan

2. Add cumin seeds, cook until it crackles, add chopped onions and fry until transparent

3. Sauté in the ginger, garlic paste and green pepper (fry briefly on high temperature)

4. Drain the Jackfruit and cut them into small pieces

5. Add the Jackfruit pieces, season with salt, cumin powder, pepper, garam masala, paprika and turmeric powder. Mix well and let it cook for 3 to 5 minutes

6. In another pan, heat 1 tbsp oil over high heat and fry the chopped tomatoes (fry the tomatoes, do not boil them). When you’re done, add them to the jackfruit mixture

7. Add the brown sugar to the jackfruit mixture and cook for 2 to 4 minutes. take off the fire

8. Mix in the chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice

9. Fold each strip of filo dough into a triangle, add 1.5 tbsp jackfruit filling and glue it at the end

10. Make sure the oil is hot and fry the samosas. You can also bake them in a pan instead of frying them.

​| TIP!

​Serve Rashida’s Jackfruit Samosas warm with tamarind chutney, another dip you like, or a lemon wedge.
And now African feast!

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