Beef Samosas


Try these homemade beef samosas! This recipe is a true delight that surpasses anything you can find in stores. With a blend of spices, vegetables, and savory beef, these samosas are sure to impress. Plus, they’re surprisingly easy to make!

Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Resting time: 1 hour
Total time: 2 hours
Serves: 18


  • 1 quart oil for deep frying
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chili peppers
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring lightly salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and peas; cook until potatoes are tender but firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, mash together, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat. Add cumin seeds and crushed bay leaf; stir until fragrant and seeds are browned. Add ground beef and onions; cook until beef is browned and crumbly and onions are soft, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in garlic and ginger. Season with salt, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper. Mix in the mashed potato mixture. Remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until cool.
  4. In a deep saucepan, heat 1 quart of oil over medium heat.
  5. Mix cilantro and chopped green chili peppers into the potato and beef mixture. Place approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto each phyllo sheet. Fold the sheets into triangles, pressing the edges together with moistened fingers.
  6. Carefully lower samosas into the hot oil in batches. Fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with the remaining samosas. Serve warm.

For a vegetarian version, you can substitute the ground beef with cooked lentils or chickpeas. Simply mash them slightly before mixing them with the spices and other ingredients.

Nutritional Info:
Calories: 258
Carbs: 24g
Protein 8g
Fat 15g

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