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December 24, 2012

Chilli Beef Samoosas

Chili Beef Samoosas ~ Spicy, hot snacks ~ perfect to add to a savory platter #Samoosas #Snacks

I made SAMOOSAS !!  First time in my life, and I grew up on these delectable snacks.  

To be honest, after the first three I wanted to give up ... I am a very impatient person and when I could not get the hang of folding the pastry immediately, my blood pressure shot up miles high!

BUT, once I got the fold right, it was easy going - remember to brush the pastry all over with water, before you start folding ... and follow the instructions {on folding} on the pack.  Now, the next part I am typing in red because of personal experience - if you are used to working with chillies - skip it, otherwise please take note:

Use plastic gloves when chopping chillies !!!!  If you have sensitive hands, as I do, you will get CHILLI BURN - you can google it, it is true and it is sore. Washing my hands with Lemon Juice helped a little but the next day I still had a bit of burn.

Chilli Beef Samoosas

{recipe makes 50 - 60 samoosas}

1 TB Butter
1/2 Onion, finely chopped
1 Red Chilli, finely chopped
1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
2 Fresh Curry Leaves, chopped finely
1 t Ginger, crushed
1 t Garlic, crushed
2 t Masala
1kg Ground Beef {lean}
Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste

Samoosa Pastry, defrosted

Oil for deep fry

1.) Melt the Butter in a large pan - add the Onion, Chillies and Curry Leaves - saute until the Onions are soft - add the Ginger, Garlic and Masala - fry for 1 minute.
2.) Add the Ground Beef and cook until done and most of the moisture has evaporated - season to taste with Salt & Black Pepper - let the mixture cool for 30 minutes.
3.) Place filling on the Samoosa Pastry and fold as per the instructions on the pack {remember to brush with water}
4.) Deep fry in batches until all is done {about 1 minute per batch}
5.) Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Serve with a sweet chilli sauce - I used a Sweet Chilli Cream Cheese.

Enjoy this little hot snack and if you so wish, add some more chillies !


  1. I've never had samoosas. They sound delicious! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. Thanks again for stopping by and leaving us your tasty recipe!

    Happy New Year,
    Susie @Bowdabra


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