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Somali Sambusa
Somali Sambusa

More by user: jamaal2
Created: 20th May 2010
Modified: 20th May 2010
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Somali Sambusa is a stuffed triangular pastries that are very popular appetizers served not only during Ramadan, but any on occasion as an appetizer, they come with all kinds of fillings.
Ingredients
  • * Sambusa wrappers * 1 pounds ground beef/lamb * 2 tablespoons oil * 1 small onion, chopped * 2 teaspoons coriander powder * 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped * green onion, chopped * 2 teaspoon cumin powder * 2 teaspoon cardamom powder * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 teaspoon pepper * 1 green chili * 1 clove garlic, minced * oil for frying for the flour paste * ¼ cup all-purpose flour * ¼ cup water, or as needed
Directions

Ingredients:

  • Sambusa wrappers
  • 1 pounds ground beef/lamb
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • green onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • oil for frying

for the flour paste

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup water, or as needed

Directions:

  • Cook the meat in a skillet with a little oil on a medium heat.
  • Add the onions and green chili, stir until tender
  • Then add coriander, cumin, cardamom, salt, and pepper, garlic, green onion and the cilantro. Cook briefly for few minutes
  • Let the filling cool at room temperature.
  • In a small bowl, mix flour and the water to make a smooth paste.
  • Pick one the sambusa wrappers with your hands and fold it into a cone shape seal it with flour paste.
  • Fill the cone with the filling and close the top into a triangle shape and seal it with the flour paste.
  • Pinch the edges so that it is completely sealed.
  • Continue filling the rest of the sambusas.
  • Heat the oil in frying pan, fry the sambusas until golden brown.
  • Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Serve while warm.

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