Preparation / Directions:
Put the coconut, sugar, cashews, raisins and evaporated milk into a small,
heavy-based saucepan and pace over a medium heat. Stir and mix the
ingredients thoroughly and as soon as the milk starts bubbling reduce the
heat to low. Cook uncovered until the coconut has absorbed all the milk,
about 8-10 minutes. Stir frequently.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the nutmeg and cinnamon. Allow
to become cold. Divide into 12 equal portions.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 C (350 F/gas mark 4). Line a baking sheet with
greased greaseproof paper or non-stick baking parchment. Place a sheet of
filo pastry on a baking board and brush well with oil or butter. Fold the
pastry in half lengthways. Brush with oil or butter again and fold it
Place a portion of filling on one half of the pastry and fold the other
half over it. Seal the edges with cold water. Press the edges with a
fork and trim with a pair of scissors.
Place the samosa on the prepared baking sheet and brush liberally with oil
or melted butter. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes or so
until the samosas are golden brown.
(Neuris is a traditional dish cooked during the Hindu festival of "Diwali"
(Festival of Lights) and is also a Christmas speciality for Christians.)