Monday, December 1, 2014

Meat Samosas

Meat Samosas

Samosas are deep fried tea time snack. It has a crispy tender crust made with pastry dough and a  spicy filling inside. The stuffing I have used here is a spicy meat filling. Earlier I tried samosas with potato filling,you can check the recipe here. Meat samosas is very popular all over India and is prepared in different ways. This is inspired from the Malabar meat samosas. You can use chicken, mutton or beef for the filing.

For the dough
All purpose flour/maida- 1 1/2 cup
Ghee/oil- 2 1/2 tsp
( use ghee for better results)
salt to taste
Sugar- 1/2 tsp

For the filling  
Beef- 250 grams
(or chicken/mutton)
Onion- 1 medium
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 3/4 tsp
(Add according to spice tolerance)
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/3 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped - 2 tbs
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
lemon juice- 1/2 lemon
Salt to taste
oil for frying

To make the dough
In a bowl mix flour,  sugar and salt. Add ghee or oil and mix and rub the flour with your fingers till the ghee gets mixed uniformly with the flour and looks like a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle water and knead the dough( use between half to 3/4 cup). Do not add too much water and do not knead too much.  Make it into smooth stiff dough . Allow this to rest for one hour.

To make the filling
Wash meat and pressure cook along with turmeric powder and salt(4-5 whistles). Do not add water. Allow it to cool down and shred into small pieces or pulse a few times in food processor. Heat two tsp oil in a pan and saute onions till it turns golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for two minutes. Mix in the chilly powder and other spice powders and the cooked meat. Stir fry till all the moister evaporates. Add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. All this to cool down completely.

To fry
Divide the dough into equal sized balls. Use a rolling pin roll into circles . Cut each circle into two half's.Dip your fingertips in water and slightly moist the edge that you had cut and lift them from two sides and bring it together and seal so that it resembles a cone. Put three tsp of filling inside. Moist  with your finger and pull forward the larger  third end and secure. Make sure that it is tightly sealed so that the filling does not come through gaps while frying. Heat around 2 cups of oil in a deep pan. The oil should not become too hot. Slide the samosas and fry in low medium flame till both sides are evenly browned. This will take about 4-5 . Drain in paper towels and serve with chutney/ ketchup.This recipe will make around 12 medium sized  samosas.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. wow well made samosas...luks tempeting....

  2. this is so good with a cup of tea.

  3. I am coming over with a cup of chai!!! Yum...

  4. this brings lot of memories.. Nostalgic!
    Suddenly craving for some samosas..

  5. drooling over those samosas...yummy with meat filling!!

  6. Perfect tea time snack. Loved the picture too.


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