Wednesday, June 20, 2012




  1. Pastry sheets-9 to 10 nos( Recipe given below)
  2. Beef ( cubed)-250 gms
  3. Chilli powder-1 tsp+1/2 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp+1/4 tsp
  5. Pepper powder-1 tsp( or according to taste)
  6. Onion ( chopped finely)- 1 no
  7. Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
  8. Garlic chopped- 1 tsp
  9. Green Chili chopped-1 or 2 nos
  10. Grated carrot-1/4 cup
  11. Grated cabbage-1/4 cup
  12. Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
  13. fennel powder-1/2 tsp
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Oil
  16. All purpose flour-2 tbsp
  17. Water- As required
  • Marinate beef with 1/2 tsp chili powder,1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt ,cook this with sufficient quantity of water till beef is tender and all the water is absorbed.
  • Crush the cooked beef in a food processor and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add onion,ginger , garlic and green chili.saute till onion turns pink.
  • Add grated carrot,cabbage and salt to taste and cook till it is almost done.
  • Reduce the flame to low and add ,1 tsp chili powder,1/2 turmeric powder,and pepper powder.Saute till raw smell leaves.
  • Add crushed beef,garam masala and fennel powder to this and saute till it is dry and colour turns to dark brown,stirring in between.
  • Allow this to cool  well before filling the pastry sheets.
  • Combine 2 tbsp all purpose flour with a small quantity of water to form a thick paste.This is used to seal the edges of the pastry sheets.
  • Take a pastry sheet and cut into two ( ie two semi-circles)
  • Fold this to form a cone shape and place 2 to 3 tsp of filling into it and seal the edges with the flour paste prepared.You can freeze the samosas at this point.
  • Heat oil  in a pan ( oil should not be too hot) and deep fry the samosas till it  turns golden brown.
  • Serve with tomato ketchup. 

For Pastry Sheets

Recipe source (with slight variations)-Yummy tummy

  1. All purpose Flour- 1 Cup
  2. Oil- 1 tbsp( more for brushing on the sheets)
  3. Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  4. Water-as required
  5. Salt to taste


  • Combine all purpose flour,oil,cumin seeds and salt together.Mix well using your fingers.
  • Gradually add sufficient quantity of water  and knead well to form a soft dough.
  • Cover and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  • Divide this into small balls of equal size.Roll each ball into circles.
  • Take one sheet and brush oil on top and place another sheet over this one.
  • Lightly roll this into a thin sheet.
  • Heat a non stick tawa and cook this for less than 10 seconds on each side.( DO NOT OVER COOK)
  • Find an open edge and pull it carefully to separate the two sheets.
  • Repeat the same with the rest of the dough.

For step by step instructions check this out

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