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  • Serves: 32 Servings

Samoosa (Small Savory Pastries)

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Category: Indian, Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 3/4 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Oil or ghee (clarified
  • Butter)
  • 1/2 c Warm water
  • 1 tb Oil or ghee
  • 1 Clove garlic -- finely
  • Chopped
  • 1 ts Fresh ginger root -- finely
  • Chopped
  • 2 md Onions -- finely chopped
  • 2 ts Curry powder
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Vinegar or lemon juice
  • 8 oz Steak or lamb -- minced
  • 1/2 c Hot water
  • 1 ts Garam masala
  • 2 tb Fresh mint or coriander
  • Leaves -- chopped
  • Oil for frying


Pastry: Sift flour and salt into a bowl, add oil and warm water and mix
thoroughly, until ingredients are combined. (Add a little more water if
necessary to combine ingredients.) Knead for about 10 minutes or until
dough is elastic. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside while preparing
filling. Filling: Heat oil in a saucepan and fry garlic, ginger and half
the onion until onion is soft. Add curry powder, salt and vinegar, mix
well. Add minced steak and fry over a high heat, stirring constantly until
meat changes color. Turn heat down and add hot water. Cover pan and cook
until meat is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed. Towards end of
cooking, stir frequently to prevent meat from sticking to base of pan.
Sprinkle with garam masala and chopped mint or coriander, remove from heat
and allow to cool. Mix in reserved chopped onion. Take small pieces of
dough, shape into balls and on a lightly floured board roll each one thinly
to a circle, the size of a saucer. Cut each circle in half. fPut a teaspoon
of filling on one side of each half circle and brush edges with water. Fold
dough over and press edges together firmly. You will now have triangular
shaped samoosas. When they are all made, heat oil in a deep pan and deep
fry a few at a time until golden brown on both sides. Drain on absorbent
paper and serve hot. NOTE: Both samoosa and singara can be made using
spring roll wrappers. Cut into 2 1/2 inch strips the length of the pastry.
Put a teaspoon of filling at one end and fold the pastry over diagonally,
then fold again and again, still keeping a triangular shape. Moisten end of
strip with water or beaten egg and press lightly.

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