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Smoked Bacon and Feta Cheese Samosa with Sweet Ukwaju Chili Sauce

Smoked Bacon and Feta Cheese Samosa with Sweet Ukwaju Chili Sauce

These untraditional samosas are filled with crispy bacon and creamy feta. The filling is perfectly balanced by the tangy tamarind chili dipping sauce.

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Smoked Bacon and Feta Cheese Samosa with Sweet Ukwaju Chili Sauce

  • Author: Maryanne Mungai
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings


This recipe developed by Maryanne Mungai is a delicious take on traditional samosas. The strong flavors of smoked bacon and briny feta combine with ginger and chives to create a unique creamy filling. The easy to work with dough rolls out into the perfect pouch to encapsulate these rich flavors and dip into the tamarind dipping sauce. They are best served immediately as an appetizer for 5, or a main dish for 2.


Sweet Tamarind Chili Sauce

200 grams tamarind, whole

3 pieces habanero

10 milliliters lime juice

2 grams xantham gum (optional)

15 grams molasses sugar

Salt and pepper to taste


Samosa Dough

300 grams All-purpose flour

100 milliliters water

50 grams oil



200 grams back bacon, roughly chopped

4-5 drops liquid smoke

200 grams feta
5 grams ginger, finely minced

20 grams chives, chopped

Oil for frying



  • Already smoked bacon can be used, leave out liquid smoke
  • If whole tamarind cannot be found, a tamarind concentrate (without added sugar) can be used, use around anywhere from 50-100g depending on taste
  • The sauce can be prepared in advance to save time

Keywords: Smoked bacon, feta, samosa, Sweet Ukwaju, chili sauce

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