Chamussas: Crispy Delights from East Africa

Dish recipes: Chamussas
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Embark on a culinary adventure with Chamussas, a popular East African treat that combines flaky pastry and flavorful fillings. Whether enjoyed as a snack or appetizer, these crispy delights bring the taste of East Africa to your table in every bite.


1 lb (0.45 kg) Ground Beef or Lamb

2 cups (400g) All-Purpose Flour

1 cup (240ml) Water

1 Onion, finely chopped

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1 tsp Curry Powder

1 tsp Cumin

1/2 cup (120ml) Cooking Oil

Salt and Pepper to taste


Prepare the Dough:

In a bowl, mix flour with water to form a smooth, elastic dough. Let it rest for 30 minutes.

Cook the Filling:

In a pan, sauté finely chopped onion and minced garlic in cooking oil until golden. Add ground beef or lamb, curry powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook until the meat is browned.

Assemble the Chamussas:

Roll out the dough and cut into circles. Place a spoonful of the meat mixture in the center of each circle. Fold the dough over the filling, sealing the edges to form a triangle.

Fry to Perfection:

Heat cooking oil in a pan. Fry the chamussas until golden brown and crispy on both sides.


Serve Chamussas hot as a delightful snack or appetizer. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce for an extra burst of flavor.

Chamussas are not just pastries they are a taste of East African culinary tradition. Enjoy the perfect blend of flaky crust and savory filling with this flavorful treat.