Crab Samosas

July 1, 2016


  • Sunflower oil
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, freshly grated
  • 300g (10 oz) fresh crab meat
  • 2tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 long red chilli, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 8 sheets filo pastry
  • Sweet tamarind Chutney, to serve


  1. Heat the oven to 180°c. Heat 1tbsp of oil in a frying pan and add the spices, onion and ginger.
  2. Fry, stirring regularly, for about 2 mins.
  3. Add the crab meat, coriander and chilli to taste. Mix well and cook for a further 2-3 mins.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, zest and spring onions.
  5. Take 1 sheet of the filo pastry, brush lightly with a little oil and fold in half lengthways.
  6. Put a spoonful of the crab mixture in one corner and fold the pastry over to make a triangle.
  7. Continue to fold the triangle along the strip, sealing the edges with a little oil. Repeat to make 8 samosas.
  8. Place the triangles (seam-side down) on a baking sheet and roast in the hot oven for 15-20 mins, or until golden and crisp.
  9. Serve with salad and sweet tamarind chutney.

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  • Reply Aria on July 1, 2016 says;


  • Reply Gianna on July 1, 2016 says;

    Such a different recipe! Lovely

  • Reply Kamani Malhotra on July 1, 2016 says;

    Love this one.

  • Reply Rain77 on July 1, 2016 says;

    Cannot wait to try this one!

  • Reply Jammie de la Cuesta on July 1, 2016 says;

    Opening your website is like opening a treasure chest. 😀

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  • Reply Agnus D on July 1, 2016 says;

    This indeed does sound delicious!

  • Reply Kasia on July 1, 2016 says;

    I’ll pass it on to my folks, Maybe one of these days someone can make them for me!

  • Reply Febinna on July 1, 2016 says;

    Samosa are definitely one of favourites. I have never tried crab samosa before but thanks to you for sharing your recipe, I’m gonna try it!

  • Reply Elaine Suderman on July 1, 2016 says;

    Great recipe. I love crab samosas.

  • Reply Tina on July 1, 2016 says;

    This looks so yummy & delicious! Thanks for sharing this great recipe

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