Butter Pastry Samoosas (Steak)
Rec cred: hajera ebrahim (mum)Pic cred: ruhana ebrahim@mama_taught_me_well
Ingredients:3 cups flour¾ teaspoon baking powder250g butter 1 cup tap watermaizena (corn flour) (as needed)
Filling-3 tablespoon oil2 onions (sliced)2 pieces taj (cinnamon bark)1 teaspoon Jeeru (Cumin) seeds1kg steak (cubed small)1 tablespoon red ginger garlic masala1 teaspoon chilli powder2 teaspoon dhana jeeroo powder1⁄4 teaspoon turmeric powder1 ½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon lemon pepper1 teaspoon mustard powder2 tablespoon brown vinegar3 large tomatoes (liquidized)½ cup Crystal's sauceChopped dhania (coriander)3 large potatoes (peeled and diced)
Topping-Beaten eggSesame seeds/dried herbs/ poppy seeds
Method:Pastry-1. Sift flour and baking powder together.2. Melt half the butter and mix with water.3. Make a soft dough with flour and water & butter mixture.4. Divide dough into 10 pieces.5. Roll out into thin rotis.6. Melt remainder butter and smear onto rotis.7. Sprinkle on some maizena (corn flour).8. Place one on top of the other (like samoosa pur) and allow to harden slightly in fridge.9. Roll out- preferably rectangular.10. Roll like swiss and slice into thick slices.11. Chill again slightly in fridge.12. Roll into rounds. (Freezer suitable now, thaw out and place filling in dough when ready to use.)13. Place filling in center and fold into triangles.14. Brush with egg and sprinkle herbs/seeds. 15. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degC until golden and puffed.
Filling-1. Heat oil, braise onion with Jeeru (Cumin) and taj until lightly golden. 2. Add masala and spices, then add steak, mustard and vinegar. 3. Cook till no water remains, add tomatoes and potatoes, cook until potatoes and steak are tender, adding water if needed. 4. Remove taj pieces, add sauce and allow to thicken. 5. Cool completely. Add dhania (coriander) and use filling.
Note: The potatoes can be omitted if you wish.