Keema samosa – Packed with flavourful and delicious spiced minced meat, these crispy parcels are the non-vegetarian version of classic Indian potato samosas. It’s a great addition to your appetizer menu this holiday season and sensational with your afternoon tea.
As we step into the most magical season of the year, I know everything you’ll be thinking about is Christmassy. Christmas food, presents, entertaining- all takes center stage in the holiday season. I know you have a huge to-do list just like me. After all, this is the most special season I’ve been waiting for the whole year. So, obviously, I’m super excited and a bit stressed out thinking about the upcoming busy weeks.
I strongly believe that food is the center piece of every celebration, and this keema samosa or minced meat samosa is just so perfect for this season. Samosas are Indian-style pastries filled with spiced potatoes or meat. This meat-version of samosa is easy to make, and I can’t think of a better way to kick start your party these holidays.
Spiced up minced meat is encased in a crispy puff pastry shell making this samosa amazingly delicious. No wonder this is my simple go-to appetizer for any special occasion.
To make this recipe easy for everyone, I decided to use puff pastry as the outer covering. If you don’t want to use puff pastry, there are plenty of other options like filo and spring roll pastry sheets. Samosa leaves that are very similar to puff pastry sheets are available in some Indian grocery stores. Well, whichever pastry you use, the basic idea is to get a very crispy pastry pocket, and most of all, have fun.
While there are so many different varieties of samosas ranging from savory vegetarian ones to decadent sweet treats, this keema samosa is my typical go-to appetizer for a party. I know, my meat-loving friends love this as much as I do. Currently, I’m in love with these delicious meat parcels.
The minced meat filling is super delicious, and is flavored with both whole and ground spices. So perfect!
The rest of the recipe is simple and easy. Cut each puff pastry sheet into nine small squares. Fill them with minced meat or keema. Seal with egg wash. Brush with more egg wash to give a golden hue to the pastries. Bake in the oven until puffed and golden.
I think I have introduced you to yet another showstopper appetizer for this holiday season. Happy cooking!