Meat & Potatoes Samboosa

  • Cuisine: MENA
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Skill Level: Average

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Serves: 4
  • Cost: Economical


Ingredients: For filling:
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 500g minced meat
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 cubes MAGGI Chicken Stock
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil

For pastry:
  • 1 pack samboosa sheet pastry
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tbsp. corn flour
  • 1 cup vegetable oil, for frying

  • Peel and cut potatoes into 1cm cubes and set aside.
  • In a deep pan, heat vegetable oil, add potato cubes and fry until golden. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pan, brown minced meat, add chopped onions and fry until onions are translucent.
  • Add chopped parsley and the MAGGI Chicken Stock and water and simmer for five minutes until liquid is absorbed.
  • Stir in previously fried potatoes and remove the filling from heat. Cover and cool to room temperature.
  • Dissolve corn flour and cold water until smooth and milky.
  • Place about a tbsp. of the filling on the samboosa pastry and roll to desired shape, making sure the filling is completely covered. Brush with the cornstarch mixture to seal the ends of the pastry.
  • Pan fry rolled samboosa in hot vegetable oil and place on kitchen paper to drain excess grease.
  • Serve warm with a side of chili sauce.
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