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Mastering the Art of Mauritian Samosas

Updated: May 22

A plate of Mauritius Samosa on a table

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on crafting authentic Mauritian samosas. Known for their tantalizing flavor profile and irresistible crunch, these samosas are a favorite in Mauritius and around the world. Here, we will delve into the rich history, unique preparation, and creative variations of this delightful snack.

The Rich History of Mauritian Samosas

Mauritian samosas, derived from the Indian subcontinent, have a rich history that's deeply intertwined with the culture of Mauritius. These delectable treats have evolved over time, adapting to local preferences and acquiring a uniquely Mauritian twist.

The Perfect Mauritian Samosa Recipe

Our step-by-step guide will take you through the process of making these delicious treats from scratch. From choosing the right ingredients to mastering the perfect folding technique, we've got you covered.

Mastering the Folding Technique

One of the secrets to creating the perfect Mauritian samosa is mastering the art of folding. This intricate process ensures a crispy exterior and a well-encased filling.

Mauritian Samosa Variations

While the traditional Mauritian samosa is a crowd-pleaser, there are countless variations that you can try. Experiment with various fillings or dipping sauces to add a personal touch to your samosas.

Here's a simplified recipe for Mauritian samosas:


For the Dough:
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup of water (you may need more)

  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

For the Filling:
  • 1 large potato, boiled and mashed

  • 1 cup of peas, boiled

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder

  • 1 teaspoon of garam masala

  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder (optional)

  • Salt to taste

  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

For Frying:
  • Vegetable oil


Step 1: Prepare the Dough
  1. In a large bowl, mix the all-purpose flour and salt.

  2. Gradually add water and knead until you have a firm dough.

  3. Add the oil and continue to knead until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.

  4. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

Step 2: Prepare the Filling
  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.

  2. Add cumin seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds.

  3. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent.

  4. Add the turmeric powder, garam masala, chili powder (if using), and salt. Stir well to mix.

  5. Add the mashed potato and peas to the pan and mix until everything is well combined.

  6. Remove from heat and let the filling cool down.

Step 3: Assemble and Fry the Samosas
  1. Divide the dough into small balls (about the size of a golf ball).

  2. Roll each ball into a thin oval shape.

  3. Cut the oval in half. Each half will make one samosa.

  4. Take one half and fold it into a cone shape, sealing the edge with a little water.

  5. Fill the cone with the potato and pea mixture, then seal the top of the samosa with a little more water.

  6. Repeat this process with the remaining dough and filling.

  7. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan over medium heat.

  8. Fry the samosas in batches until they are golden brown and crispy.

  9. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.

Serve your Mauritian samosas hot, with your choice of dipping sauce. Enjoy this delicious taste of Mauritian cuisine!

Remember, practice makes perfect. The folding technique might be a bit challenging at first, but with a little patience and perseverance, you'll master it in no time.


Mauritian samosas are an embodiment of the island's rich culture and diverse food heritage. Whether you're a cooking novice or a culinary expert, our guide provides all you need to create this Mauritian staple at home.

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