Published Apr 2nd
Prep 20m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 18 samosas Calories 258

Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried samosas. Chicken livers may be substituted for beef, if you choose. My friend from Bangladesh gave me this savory, spicy recipe. You just can’t buy better in the shops.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 large potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf, crushed
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chile peppers
  • 1 quart oil for deep frying
  • 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Bring a medium saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in potatoes and peas. Cook until potatoes are tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, mash together and set aside.
  2. 2 In a large saucepan over medium high heat, heat the oil. Brown cumin seeds and bay leaf. Mix in onions and ground beef. Cook until beef is evenly brown and onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Mix in garlic, fresh ginger root. Season with black pepper, salt, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili powder, cinnamon and cardamom. Stir in the mashed potato mixture. Remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until cool.
  3. 3 Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan over high heat.
  4. 4 Mix cilantro and green chile peppers into the potato and beef mixture. Place approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto each phyllo sheet. Fold sheets into triangles, pressing edges together with moistened fingers.
  5. 5 In small batches, fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 258
  • Carbohydrate 23.8 g
  • Cholesterol 21.4 mg
  • Fat 14.8 g
  • Fiber 2.3 g
  • Protein 7.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Sodium 346 mg
  • Sugar 1.6 g

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  1. Excellent & yummy recipe, easy to make too! I lived in India during part of my childhood and Indian food is my fave ... and this recipe meets full approval and tastes so authentic! However, like almost all cooks in this website, I modified a few things. I diced the potatoes into little pieces and - Read more ...
  2. These are great, but I have two suggestions and a tip. 1) Use a green chile paste instead of fresh chiles. You can find it at Indian/Pakistani markets. Also known as green chile chutney. 2) Use samosa wrappers instead of filo dough if filo is too crumbly. These are easier to work with and do - Read more ...
  3. Now I won't have to go to an Indian restaurant just to eat one of my favorite appetizers. These turned out really tasty. I added some crushed, dried chile peppers in the filling for some more spice. For the dough I used the recipe AuntWebbie posted (thanks!). It was the perfect consistency and I was - Read more ...
  4. Loved the filling, but thought the phyllo dough was unauthentic. So I got this recipe from an Indian friend... 2 cups of plain flour ¼ tsp salt 4 tbsp of oil/ghee 4 tbsp of water Method for base 1. Mix all the ingredients for the base together with your fingers until it forms a dough. - Read more ...
  5. I tried making this maybe it just wasn't our tastes but we didn't like it it needs something else but I dont know what.
  6. I love this recipe. The ground beef is what makes the samosa so delicious. Don’t let the long list of ingredients daunt you from making this; the meat mixture is pretty easy to make once you get everything together (helps if you measure out all the spices at least a day in advance). I like - Read more ...
  7. We loved this! I didn't have any phyllo nor any other wrappers and I didn't feel like going to the store to buy some but I had some tortillas in the fridge. It was great! I topped it with Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese and grilled it in the oven for 5 minutes to melt the - Read more ...
  8. I made these with ground chicken, a handful of raisins and without the cilantro and green chiles. They were absolutely wonderful! For a more healthy version, bake the pastries in the oven on 400 degrees until brown and crisp. I brushed the outsides with melted butter so that they would crisp nicely. I suspect that - Read more ...
  9. Looking for something a lil' different for your next have found it!! I LOVED THIS RECIPE, although I made a few minor adjustments. Phyllo dough is a bit difficult to work with, so I bought the pre-made phyllo shells, they look like miniature puff pastry cups. I filled each with the Samosa mixture, and - Read more ...
  10. I used vegetarian ground beef and wonton wrappers (which were just the right size). They came out great.