Indian Beef Samosas with Mint Chutney Dip

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 3/4 lb of ground chuck
  • 1 tbs curry powder
  • 1 tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 1 tbs fresh mint, chopped
  • 6 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbs cream
  • Mint Chutney Dip:
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 scallions
  • 1 red chili, seeded and chopped
  • dash of kosher salt
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp super fine sugar
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala

Directions:

  • Heat the oil in a large saute pan, add the onions and ginger and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until the onions are soft.
  • Add the ground chuck and curry powder and stir over high heat until the beef ans browned.
  • Add 2 tsp of kosher salt and the tomato and cook, covered for 5 minutes.
  • Add the potato and 3 tbs water and cook, stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat,  cool then stir in mint.
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Roll the pastry out on a floured surface,the use a cookie cutter to cut into 6 inch circles.
  • Once you cut the circles then cut in half.
  • Form cones by folding each in half and pinching the sides together.
  • Spoon 2 tsp of the meat mixture into each cone.
  • Pinch the top edges together to seal.
  • Place on a lightly greased baking tray.
  • Beat the egg yolk with the cream  and brush over the pastry.
  • Bake  for 10-15 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
  • Serve with Mint chutney dip.
  • To make the dip, roughly chop the min leaves, scallions and chilies and place in a food processor or blender with 3 tbs of water and the remaining ingredients.
  • Mix completely and serve with the hot samosas.

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