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Sweet coconut samosas

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For the dough
  • 1 + 0.5 cup plain flour
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 0.75 cup hot water (adjust as needed)
For the filling
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 7 tbsp brown sugar (more or less as you wish)
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Cooking Time
    20 mins + a few mins per samosa 
  • Serving
    Serves 7
  • Skill Level


I first tasted these when my Bengali colleague made them and brought them for us to taste. She said it was called 'fob' - which I found quite funny! :) So here is the easy way to make these sweet coconut samosas.
  1. Soak the shredded coconut in the milk and set aside for 20-30 mins
  2. Add the flour, oil and salt in a bowl and mix. Slowly add the water and bring the dough together, until a solid dough forms. Knead for 4-5 mins, cover with a damp cloth and place in the oven for 20 mins
  3. In the meantime, heat the vegetable oil in a pan, add the bay leaves, cardamom and cinnamon until browned. Add the shredded coconut that has soaked up the milk, and mix on high heat for 3-4 mins, or until the liquid starts to soak up. Bring down the heat and continue to mix from time to time for a further 8-10 mins. Place in a plate to cool
  4. Make the dough into small balls to a size you desire. Roll out using a rolling pin to form a circular shape
  5. Add a few tablespoons of the coconut mixture, then fold over the dough. Twist the edges to seal the samosa, and place into hot oil for deep frying. Leave for a few minutes either side or until lightly browned

It is as easy as that! Delicious whilst hot. Try and you will enjoy inshAllah! :)


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