There’s nothing we love more than gobbling up a plateful of traditional samoosas, so we made these beefy baked samoosas to enjoy anytime at home!
MAKES 4 // COOKING TIME 40 min
1 onion, diced
1 tbsp canola oil
1 garlic clove, grated
2 cm ginger, grated
1 red chilli (optional)
2 tbsp garam masala
2 carrots, grated
500 g lean beef mince
1 tin tomato puree
1 cup frozen peas
400 g phyllo pastry
½ cup butter or ghee
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
2. Start the filling by sautéing the onion in the oil for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, chilli and spices, and sauté for a further 3 minutes until fragrant. Add the carrots, followed by the mince. Cook until well browned, then add the tomato puree. Allow the filling to cook for another 5 minutes before adding the peas. The mixture should be more or less dry.
3. Prepare and fold the samoosas using the illustration for reference.
4. Place on a baking tray and bake the samoosas for 20 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
Recipe & styling: Amerae Vercueil
Photography: Samantha Pinto // HMimages.co.za
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