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Week 41: Beef and Vegetable Samosas

Story location: Home / food_and_drink / recipe_a_week /
10/Oct/2013

This recipe is based on the samosa recipe from the Hairy Biker's pie book. The pastry was made according to their recipe:

  • 250g plain flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 9 tbs warm water

The egg yolk and oil were mixed with the flour and salt then the water was slowly added until the dough came together.

The filling was made up using leftover meat and vegetables from the fridge and freezer:

  • some cooked stewing steak
  • potato, parsnip and butternut squash
  • an onion and some peas
  • some beef stock

I fried the onion then added the other vegetables and stock and simmered for a few minutes before thickening the stock with cornflour and adding the beef.

Beef and Vegetable Samosas

To assemble the samosas, the dough was rolled out and a saucer was used to measure out circles. The circles were then cut in half and rolled into a cone. The mixture was spooned into the cone the egg white used to seal the edges.

The samosas were fried in a few centimetres of oil for about 5 minutes each side. I was impressed with how the pastry bubbled and puffed up like a 'real' bought samosa. The recipe was very successful, with the samosas both looking and tasting very good.