Chicken Sambusa (Christian)

Chicken Sambusa (Christian)

Hi guys, my name’s Christian, I’m originally from Congo. I moved to Canada in 2016, I joined Thirteen because I fell in love with the spices while I was volunteering there before joining the group and it was an amazing experience. I wanted to meet new people and get more experience.



I had this recipe at a family friend's house and I immediately fell in love with it so I started making it at home. The reason why I shared this recipe with the group is because it is very delicious and easy to make at home.

Recipe by Christian 



  1. 1 Ib ground chicken
  2. 1 onion small
  3. 1 clove garlic
  4. 1 Tsp Salt
  5. 1 Tsp of oil
  6. 2 Tsp of Xawaash
  7. Pre-made sambusa shell 


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  1. Heat up oil in a medium saucepan on medium high heat. Saute the onions for 3 minutes till the onions turn translucent, add ground beef and stir for 3 minutes.
  2. Add xawaash and salt. Cover and let it cook for 5 minutes. Add a cup of water, cover and let it cook for another 5 minutes. Cook until browned all the way through.
  3. In a small bowl, mix water and flour to make a thick paste, which will be used to seal samosas. Set aside.
  4. Cut the samosa pastry into to any shape you want, add filling and fold the sheet. Apply the thick paste to seal it together. 
  5. In a large deep pan, heat the canola oil to 350°F. Once the oil heated, carefully place 3-5 samosas in the pan. Fry for about 5 minutes, flipping once, golden brown. Remove from oil and rest on paper towels.


7 Sambusas 


Prep Time: 15 minutes 

Cook Time: 30 minutes