A Wonderful and Easy Samosa Recipe for a Memorable Appetizer

If you enjoy exciting flavors and are looking for a delicious appetizer for your next dinner party, this samosa recipe could be a great fit! These scrumptious fried pastries are typically filled with onion and lamb, and quite easy to prepare. Serve with a tomato and chili sauce or a delicious cilantro and mint chutney to elevate the flavor further!

A Wonderful and Easy Samosa Recipe for a Memorable Appetizer
The Necessary Ingredients

The dough ingredients include:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • 3 quarters of a cup of water

For the samosa filling you will need:

  • 1 pound of lamb (or beef, if you prefer)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 cup of leek sliced into rounds
  • A tablespoon of olive oil and additional oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half a teaspoon of cumin and paprika each
  • A third of a teaspoon of Allspice

Making the Dough

Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl and start adding the water a few teaspoons at a time. Use your hands to combine until the dough comes together. The dough should neither be sticky nor crumbly. When you get the desired consistency, cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and set the dough aside.

Prepping the Filling

 samosa filling Add a tablespoon of oil to a pan over medium heat. Saute the leeks and onions for a few minutes and add the seasoning. Using a spoon to break up the meat, add the lamb to the pan. Remove from the heat once the meat is fully browned.

Preparing Each Samosa

Flour a clean countertop surface and roll out your dough as thin as possible. Cut the dough into 4-inch squares. Put about a tablespoon of filling on each square and brush the dough edges with water. Fold the diagonal corners to meet and form a triangle, using your fingers to press the edges together. Heat up oil in a pan and fry each samosa on each side until they brown. Place them on a plate with paper towels to dry.