Lekker: Potato & pea samoosas

Cape Malay Cooking and  Other Delights 


  • 500g potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup frozen peas

  • 1 tsp whole jeera/cumin

  • 1 tsp whole koljana / coriander

  • 2 tsp crushed red chillies (dried)

  • Salt to taste


Braise onion until golden brown about 5 minutes.

Add whole jeera and koljana. 

Add the potatoes and cook until soft adding water if necessary.

The mixture should be dry so keep stirring to ensure it does not burn. 

Add crushed chillies and salt. 

Lastly, add the frozen peas and cook a further 5 minutes. 

Cool and fill samoosa leaves or spring roll sheets.