Bobotie Samosas

Recipe by ElmarieCourse: Dinner, Lunch

Bobotie Samosas offer a delectable blend of flavours and textures, from the fragrant spices of Bobotie to the crispy, golden samosa pastry. These hand-held delights are sure to be a hit at any gathering and will leave your guests craving more of this exciting fusion of South African and Indian culinary traditions.


  • Ingredients

  • 500g lean beef mince

  • 1 large onion, peeled and coarsely grated or chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 4 tsp medium curry powder

  • ½ tsp turmeric

  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander

  • 1/2tsp ground ginger

  • 1/2 tsp mixed dried herbs

  • 2 tablespoons chutney

  • Salt and pepper

  • 250g Phyllo dough

  • 100g butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Place the meat, onion, garlic and spices in a larger non-stock frying and stir-fry over moderate heat for about 5 minutes or until the meat is loose and crumbly.
  • Add the curry powder, turmeric, coriander, ginger, fresh herbs and chutney.
  • Fry until golden brown. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Brush top of one phyllo sheet with some of the melted butter. Lay a second phyllo sheet on top; brush with some of the melted butter. Cut layered phyllo horizontal wise into 4 equal strips.
  • For each strip, place 2 tablespoons of filling on the bottom part 1 cm from the edge. Fold bottom right-hand corner of phyllo diagonally over filling so that bottom edge meets left-hand edge and forms a triangle. Fold triangle upward. Continue folding triangle diagonally and upward until end of phyllo strip is reached. Brush tops with some of the melted butter. Repeat procedure with remaining phyllo sheets, melted butter and filling. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Preheat oven to 200C. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper. Place triangles, seam side down, on prepared pan.
  • Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately with chutney and coconut.
  • Enjoy these triangles with Stellenzicht’s Chardonnay!
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