Beef Wonton Samosas
photo by Bergy
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 15mins
- 2 large potatoes, peeled
- 1 cup chickpeas or 1 cup green peas, drained
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin seed
- 1 bay leaf, crushed
- 2 large onions, finely chopped
- 1 lb ground beef
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tablespoon gingerroot, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- 1 tablespoon green chili pepper, finely chopped
- 1 (14 ounce) package wonton wrappers
- 1 quart oil (for deep frying, baking is optional)
- Bring a medium saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil.
- Stir in potatoes and peas.
- Cook until potatoes are tender but still firm, about 15 minutes.
- Drain, mash together and set aside.
- In a large saucepan over medium high heat, heat the oil.
- Brown cumin seeds and bay leaf.
- Mix in onions and ground beef.
- Cook until beef is evenly brown and onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
- Mix in garlic and ginger root.
- Season with black pepper, salt, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili powder, cinnamon and cardamom.
- Stir in the mashed potato mixture.
- Remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until cool.
- Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan over high heat.
- Mix cilantro and green chile peppers into the potato and beef mixture.
- Place approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto each wonton wrapper.
- Fold into triangles, pressing edges together with moistened fingers.
- In small batches, fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
- Drain on paper towels and serve warm.
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Very tasty Samosa recipe. I used a left over potato, mashed chickpeas and cut the recipe back to 6 Samosas. Delish - great spice mixture. Baked in the oven - 400 degrees for 10 minutes each side. I painted the wonton wrapped samosas with olive oil, set them on a bake sheet, when done served them with Denzel's Peaches and Scream sauce - Enjoyed by both of us
I halved the recipe and made for my daughter's boyfriend, who lived in Africa as a child and remembered fondly eating samosas. I wanted to make an African meal for him and chose to make these! I did add green bell pepper and carrots to the mix. I left some without the meat for me. Thank you! He and all of us really enjoyed them!
Very tasty, Certainly a make again! Meat, potato & veggie--it's a meal! Lends itself to any ground meat or meat substitute. Very staight-forward preparation, the biggest challenge is getting the filled wrappers into a uniform eye pleasing shape. I did sustitute ground turkey (didn't have a chilli pepper), opted for peas, and otherwise stuck to the recipe. The first test batch was less than impressive, the wonton wrappers were a dry/crisp and dull, so after asking-used a very light brush of oil and a pinch of salt made them soft and inviting(can also use cooking oil spray). I found the spice level/combination very agreeable but felt it was repetitious(maybe because of the turkey being less powerful than beef) and in need something. I noticed other people use rasins or sultanas so I chopped some for a second test batch--yummy! They added a needed contrast for my liking and the taste was complete. I wanted to give 5 stars but I've never had Samosas before so I can't say how traditional these taste. As far as quantity,I made 12-15 filled wonton wraps and filled a small burrito wrap for neighbor to munch on and still had about 3/4 of the mixture remaining (in the fridge for tommorow) so I'd say #60 individual peices easily. This is a great filling to make ahead or freeze for time saving convenience. Thumbs up!
My first ever samosas and i used Mercy's recipe for the filling -very tasty! I used soy ground 'beef' instead. I also fou7nd frozen samosa pastry in my grocery store- it is even pre-cut. I used that instead of wonton wrappers and baked them in the oven. Easy instructions and authentic tasting results- I will definitely use this recipe again.