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Burmese Samosa Thouk 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.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: asian, Burmese
Servings: 4 Servings


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


Make the Thouk (Lentil Soup)

  • Cook toor dal until soft and mushy.
  • 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.
  • Add ground coriander, red chili powder, garam masala, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
  • 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.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.

To Serve:

  • 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!!


  • 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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