Samosas - Beef

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Ethnicity
Middle Eastern  
Base Type
Beef  
Course
Side Dish  
Preparation Time
30-60 Minutes  
Difficulty
Intermediate  
Serving Size
Refresh / Double it
Comments
Very good. Not like the ones in Swaziland.  
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Last Modified
2011-01-03  
User
Joyce McGuire



Ingredients
                
2 ea
large, peeled and diced Potato, baking

1 c
peas, frozen

2 T
oil, vegetable

1/2 t
cumin seeds

1 ea
crushed Bay leaf

2 ea
large chopped onion, white

1 lb
ground beef

1 T
minced fresh ginger root

1/2 t
black pepper

1 1/2 t
salt

1 t
cumin

1 t
coriander, ground (optional)

1 t
turmeric powder

1 t
curry powder, Indian

1/2 t
ground cinnamon

1/2 t
Cardamom, ground

2 T
chopped fresh cilantro

2 T
chopped Pepper, serrano (optional)

1 q
Frying oil

1 pk
room tempurature Wonton Wrappers


Directions
Boil potatoes until soft but not mushy.  Drain and add frozen peas.  Set aside.

Heat vegetable oil.  Brown cumin seeds and bay leaf.  Mix in onions and hamburger, cooking until onions are soft and hamburger is cooked.  Mix in spices except for cilantro and serrano pepper if using.  Add potatoes and peas.  Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.  Cool.

Heat frying oil in large pan over high heat.  

Place about 1 Tablespoon mixture in wonton wrappers, wet edges with water and seal well.

Fry carefully until golden brown.

Best eaten warm.  Reheat in oven if needed to keep crisp.

Can be frozen if needed.

Fry any leftover wonton wrappers in oil and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar for easy elephant ears.

Samosa - Dough (optional)
Ingredients
1 ea
egg

3/10 c
water

2 c
flour, all purpose

1/2 t
salt


Directions
Beat egg, mix in water.  Combine flour and salt, then mix liquids into dry ingredients.  Add extra water as needed. 

Knead dough until elastic, cut into 2 balls and cover for 10 minutes with damp cloth.

Roll into thin rectangles and use in place of wonton wrappers.