On the Menu: Beef Samosas with Mint Chutney

31 May

I’m feeling for something Indian tonight, and I haven’t had samosas in a while, so guess what folks, that is what’s for dinner.  Samosas are fairly easy to make, but it does require just a little bit of work. So I suggest that we just get to it today.  Who is joining me?

Beef Samosas with Mint Chutney

Beef Samosas with Mint Chutney Dip

2 Tbl Oil

1 Onion, finely chopped

2 Tsp Fresh Ginger, finely chopped

13 oz Beef, minced

1 Tbl Curry Powder

1 Tomato, peeled and chopped

1 Potato, cubed

1Tbl Fresh Mint, finely chopped

6 sheets ready-rolled puff pastry

1 Egg yolk, lightly beaten

1 Tbl Cream

Mint Chutney Dip

¾ oz Fresh Mint Leaves

4 Sprigs Scallion

1 Red Chilli, seeded

¼ Tsp Salt

1 Tbl Lemon Juice

2 Tsp Caster Sugar

¼ Tsp Garam Masala

Heat oil in a pan, add onion and ginger and cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until the onion is soft.  Add the curry powder and let it burn for about 30 seconds, then add the beef and stir on high heat until the beef is browned.  Add 1 Tsp of salt and the tomato and cook, covered, for 5 minutes.  Add the potato and 3 Tbl of water and cook, continue stirring for 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat, then cool.  Stir in the mint.

Preheat the oven to 415 degrees.  Cut the pastry into 5 ¼ in. circles using a cutter or small plate as a guide.  Then cut in half.  Form cones by folding each in half, then folding the sides together.  Spoon 2 Tsp of the meat into each cone.  Pinch the top edges together to seal.  Place on a lightly greased baking tray.  Beat the egg yolk with the cream and brush over the pastry.  Bake for 10 to 15 mins, or until puffed and golden brown. Serve with mint chutney.

To make the dip, roughly chop the mint leaves, scallion and chilli and place them in a food processor or blender with 3 Tbls of water and the remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly and serve with the hot samosas.

Yields Approximately 20 Samosas

Mmm take a bite out of that!

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