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Step by step tutorial for a samosa with homemade meat filling and pastry!

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  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, we're going to start with the samosa pastry dough. You'll need a shallow dish for mixing and kneading the dough.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place the flour, salt, baking powder, cumin (optional) in the dish and lightly mix. Next, take the unsalted butter from the fridge and chop into approximately 1 cm x 1 cm cubes (does not need to be exact of course), and add to the dough.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now, you are going to mix with your hands. Try to crumble the butter into the flour as if though you were making biscuits. You should end up with a slightly crumbly flour mixture that very lightly holds its shape.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, add about 1/2 cup of the cold water, bringing the flour mixture together and kneading. Slowly add as much water (this should be no more than 2-3 tablespoons) as needed to get a firm, slightly moist dough.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the dough into a lightly buttered bowl, cover with another plate and let rest for about 2 hours. In the meantime, we can now get started on the filling.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place a wok/pan on the stove on medium heat, let warm, then add about 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil as well as the ground meat. (you can use any ground meat you'd like, I'm personally using ground chicken). Also add in the ginger-garlic paste at this time. If you don't have the paste, you can substitute with minced garlic and ginger, with two parts garlic for one part ginger (so about 3 cloves garlic + 1 cm cubed ginger).

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cook the meat, and keep breaking it into pieces. As it is cooking, chop up the onion and green chili and add to the meat once the liquid has been cooked out.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 8
    Step 8

    Let the onions cook with the meat for a bit, now add salt to taste as well as the red chili powder (adjust according to your spice comfort level). Add the red chili flakes at this time if you'd like.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 9
    Step 9

    Continue to cook till you get a bit more color on the ground beef. At this time you can add a dash of lemon juice or a couple of leaves of cilantro if you'd like (stir for about 30 seconds, then turn off the stove). When you are done, remove from heat and set aside.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 10
    Step 10

    And finally, now make the flour paste to help the pastry dough keep it's familiar triangular shape. Just mix about 2 teaspoons of flour with a few tablespoons of water until you get pancake batter consistency (make the paste just as you're about to assemble the samosas or it'll dry out).

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 11
    Step 11

    Time to assemble! You'll need a flat surface, rolling pin (not pictured), fork (optional), knife, and a spoon/brush for the flour paste, as well as additional flour to aid with rolling out the dough.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 12
    Step 12

    Take a golf ball sized piece of the dough and roll it in flour.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 13
    Step 13

    Roll out the dough with a rolling pin till it is at least vaguely circle-shaped, and about 9 inches in diameter (add flour only as needed to roll out the dough, don't add too much, this should be a pretty easy dough to work with).

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now just slice the rolled out dough in half.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 15
    Step 15

    Add about 1-2 tablespoons of the meat filling.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 16
    Step 16

    Alright, so now just follow my little diagram to know where to place the flour paste. Just think of it as a glue to hold the samosa together, don't add too much. The placement of the flour paste will make sense once you start to fold the dough.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 17
    Step 17

    Ok, now bring the left third of the semi-circle up to the middle (let me know if this part is unclear).

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 18
    Step 18

    Now the right side, to get the triangular shape.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 19
    Step 19

    Press down on all the seams with your fingers, and then use a fork to seal the curved bottom part shut.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 20
    Step 20

    Once you've made a couple, you can start heating up vegetable oil on medium heat.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 21
    Step 21

    Once the oil is heated, start placing the samosas in. Make sure you don't overcrowd the pan. And then fry until golden brown on both sides.

  • How to cook a samosa. Step By Step Samosa Tutorial With Homemade Pastry - Step 22
    Step 22

    And ready to eat! Serve with ketchup/chutney and enjoy!

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