Orange and date samoosa

Recipe from: 5 August 2013
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Ingredients 9
Servings 35 samoosas
Time 00:15


  • 150
    Montagu dates - chopped
  • 3
    cardamom pods
  • 1
    star anise
  • 1
    stick cinnamon
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • 375
    orange juice
  • 100
    Montagu pecan nuts
  • 200
    melted butter
  • 14
    sheets phyllo pastry


Preheat oven to 200°C.

Place the dates, cardamom pops, star anise, cinnamon, orange juice and zest into a saucepan. 

Bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer until thick. Remove cardamom, star anise and cinnamon. 

Leave to cool.  Cut the phyllo pastry sheets into 5 strips across the width.  You should have 70 strips – approx 7-8cm x 36 cm. 

Brush a strip with butter and then place another strip on top.  Place a heaped teaspoon of the filling at the top. 

Fold over to form a triangle. Continue folding over to form a samoosa. 

Place on a greased baking tray and brush with more butter. 

Bake until golden.  Sprinkle with castor sugar.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Montagu Dried Fruit.

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