Burmese Samusa Soup RecipeA 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.

My country of choice for the day starting with the letter M is Myanmar aka Burma. Since Burma shares it’s boundaries with China, India and Thailand, it’s cuisine is heavily influenced by all these countries. There are quite a few Burmese dishes that I have bookmarked to try, but in the end I made this simple and delicious Burmese Samosa thouk.Burmese Samusa Soup RecipeI saw this dish for the first time on Vaishali’s blog and bookmarked it right away. Burmese Samosa thouk is a popular street food in Burma/ Myanmar. I made it once before when I had some leftover samosa and it was fabulous. I made it again yesterday, so I can share it with you guys on the blog as well.Burmese Samusa Soup RecipeThe soup part of this Burmese Samosa thouk is nothing but our everyday simple dal. After tasting the dish, I thought this is Burmese version of South Indian Sambar Vada except in this dish samosa is dunked in spicy dal instead of vada. I loved the crunchy cabbage topping and the lemon juice perks everything up.Burmese Samusa Soup RecipeI used Vaishali’s recipe and this recipe from Epicurious. The latter recipe also uses falafel along with samosa, so I went ahead and added a few warm falafel as well into my soup. All in all this is a filling meal for any time of the day.

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 93.

Burmese Samosa Thouk Recipe
Burmese Samosa Thouk Recipe
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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.
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Burmese Samosa Thouk Recipe
Burmese Samosa Thouk Recipe
Yum
Print Recipe
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.
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
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
Servings: Servings
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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19 thoughts on “Burmese Samosa Thouk (Soup) Recipe”

  1. I love eating all kinds of ethnic foods, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried Burmese food before! I definitely need to change that. This soup looks really delicious and comforting, perfect for cold winter weather

  2. This sounds like such an interesting soup. I love samosa’s. I love trying new flavours of the world. This would make a great dinner any night of the week, and I can imagine the leftovers would taste even better.

  3. Oh, I love Burmese samosa. In California, there used to be the wonderful Burmese restaurant that served these and we always ordered it. Now I know how to make it. Sounds easy. Love it.

  4. The soup looks so good and the ingredients you use in it would give the dish an exotic flavor. We love to try new recipes and the soup plus the samosa would be a welcome change. Your photos are definitely drool worthy.

  5. Your samosa looks so good in that soup…it’s truly a perfect pairing. This dish is hearty and so flavorful…sure to hit the spot! I wish I could have some right now 😀

  6. Such a yummy and filling soup / meal. I must try this one though it has been in my bookmarks for so long! Awesome clicks Pavani.I first admire your pics and then only go on to read to recipes 🙂

  7. I remembered Vaishali as soon as I read your recipe name. 🙂 Your clicks do justice to this yummy street food. Samosas and falafel dunked in a spicy base. What is not to like there?

  8. I remebber Vaishali’s post as well and was very curious then to see how this would taste. Now that you are comparing sambhar vada to the spicy dal and samosa, I really want to taste some! I have some frozen mini samosas. I will try this recipe with that.

  9. You have put me in dilemma. By looking at your pics and reading your description, I’m tempted to have this soup but I love samosas so much that there are never leftover samosa. So, should I eat samosa or use it in soup is a dilemma. I think I should go for later to know which one tastes better. Isn’t it?

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