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Burmese Samosa Thouk Recipe Yum
A delicious Burmese Street food that is very easy to make at home. Flaky samosa dunked in a spicy lentil gravy and served with shredded cabbage.
Burmese Samosa Thouk Recipe
Cuisine asian, Burmese
Prep Time
15 minutes

Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
For the Lentil Soup:
  • ½ cup toor dal
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1~2 Dry Red chilies
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chilies, slit
  • ½ cup Cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • ½~1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • To taste Salt Pepper
Other Ingredients:
  • 8 Small Samosa*, warmed
  • 8~10 Falafel, warmed
  • As needed Cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • As needed Cilantro, finely chopped
  • As needed Lemon wedges
  • As needed Scallions, finely chopped
Cuisine asian, Burmese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
For the Lentil Soup:
  • ½ cup toor dal
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1~2 Dry Red chilies
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chilies, slit
  • ½ cup Cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • ½~1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • To taste Salt Pepper
Other Ingredients:
  • 8 Small Samosa*, warmed
  • 8~10 Falafel, warmed
  • As needed Cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • As needed Cilantro, finely chopped
  • As needed Lemon wedges
  • As needed Scallions, finely chopped
Burmese Samosa Thouk Recipe
Instructions
Make the Thouk (Lentil Soup)
  1. Cook toor dal until soft and mushy.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan, add the dry chilies and once they start to change color, add onions and green chilies; cook till the onions are soft.
  3. Add ground coriander, red chili powder, garam masala, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the cooked dal along with the stock/ water and tamarind pulp. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 10~15 minutes.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
To Serve:
  1. Divide the soup into serving bowls. Add 2 small samosa and falafel – top with the sliced cabbage, lemon wedges, cilantro and scllions. Serve hot and Enjoy!!
Recipe Notes
  • If you are short on time and want to use store bought samosa, then simply warm them in the microwave or in the oven.
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