Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tortilla Samosas

Serves 2

1 pkt-White Flour tortillas
1 pounds-Minced beef or chicken or vegetables
1 large-Onion chopped
1/2 tsp-Garlic paste
1/2tsp-Ginger paste
1 or 2 or to taste-Green chillies minced
1/4tsp-Turmeric powder
To taste-Red chilly powder
1 tsp-Garam masala
1 tbsp-Oil
A few-Curry leaves or cilantro chopped


Beef Samosa Filling
1. Heat oil in a pan. Add onions, ginger & garlic & saute until its transparent.
2. Add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, green chillies and garam masala powder.
3. Add minced meat or vegetables and curry leaves. Stir until its cooked and the water absorbed completely.The masala has to be dry. Remove from heat.

For Samosa pastry out of tortilla
1. Warm your flour tortillas in a dry pan to make it flexible.
2. Stack in a pile and cut them into half. (we can make two samosas from one tortilla)
3. Fold one strip end into a triangular shape. Place a spoonful of mixture and fold again at an opposite angle. Continue folding at a diagonal angle until you have a finished making a triangular shaped stuffed samosa.
4. Mix 1 tbsp all purpose flour with little water & use this to paste all the edges of the samosa. Make sure the masala does not come out while you fry. Deep fry the samosas in hot oil over medium high heat until its golden brown.

Please do not use wheat tortilla. If you are making vegetbale samosa you can use 1/'2 tsp cumin seeds as seasoning before you add the onions. You can use any of your favorite meat or vegetables.
You can also bake them at 350 degrees until its golden brown instead of frying.Spray with oil or brush with butter before baking.
You can also add 1/'2 cup green peas or 1/2 cup shreaded carrot to the meat samosas for variation.


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