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Beef Samosa Puffs - Jikoni

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Beef Samosa Puffs

Beef Samosa Puffs

Learn how to make easy baked Kenyan Beef Samosa Puffs in Kiano’s Afri-Cali Kitchen. This version of a Kenyan delight is flaky puff pastry filled with a savory flavorful minced beef. It’s snack heaven.

There are many versions of samosas all across the diaspora but Kiano’s take is inspired by her Kenyan roots with a twist. Traditionally the savory pastry is deep fried but this no-fuss, easy baked recipe keeps things simple and delicious.

Pro tip: If you want to snack on a samosa anytime, just put aside a few unbaked in the freezer and bake whenever the cravings arise!


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Flaky puff pastry filled with a savory minced beef.


2 teaspoons whole coriander seeds, plus additional to garnish

1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds, plus additional to garnish

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium red onion, finely diced

4 green/spring onions, finely chopped

1” piece ginger, peeled and minced

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

½ cup frozen peas

1 pound ground beef (80/20)

1 jalapeño, finely chopped

a handful cilantro, chopped

juice of a lime (about 1 ½ tablespoons)

2 sheets frozen puff pastry, defrosted

sea salt flakes, to garnish


Kiano Moju is the editor and founder of Jikoni. She has created and hosted cooking videos for several publications. Her culinary education began at age 7, taking cooking classes in her native California and spending summers on her family's Maasai ranch in the mountains of Kenya.

  • Bianca Danpullo

    This recipe was delicious! My family loved it! A super easy weeknight meal.

    This site is amazing. I’m having a great time trying out all of the recipes.

    March 17, 2021
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