Baked or Fried Super Crispy Chicken Samosas full of chicken , peas and spiced up with just enough spices and heat .
1 hour 10 mins
3 cups all-purpose flour plus more as needed
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1½ teaspoon salt
½ cup ghee (Clarified butter) or oil
1 cup warm water
1-pound ground chicken
½ cup frozen peas, thawed
1 medium onion, chopped
½-1 teaspoon pepper sauce or chili sauce,
3 tablespoons oil
1-teaspoon ginger, grated
2 teaspoon minced garlic
1-teaspoon curry powder
2-3 tablespoon parsley or cilantro
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon white pepper
salt to taste
In a medium- large skillet, add oil, onions, garlic, ginger and sauté, for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent any burns.
Then add, curry, pepper sauce paprika, white and cayenne pepper and continue stirring with a heavy wooden spoon, about 2 minutes.
Add minced ground chicken mix until ingredients have been thoroughly combine. Simmer for about 5 minutes or more Finally throw in peas , parsley , adjust the seasoning, to taste. Remove from the heat and let it cool. You may prepare this a day in advance.
In a large bowl add flour and make a well then add sugar, salt
Followed by water, ghee or oil
Knead to form soft and sticky dough.
Place dough on a heavily floured board and knead for about 3-4minutes. Continue to flour dough as needed to facilitate kneading. Be careful not to over do it. Dough should be soft, elastic and smooth.
On a lightly floured surface form the dough into 16 balls.
Roll the dough using a lightly floured rolling pin; cut it half. Spoon a generous 1-2 tablespoons filling in the center of a half-circle; lightly moisten the dough edges with water or flour paste, using your finger. Fold the end over the filling to form a triangle, and then continue to fold up the strip in triangles, like you would a flag. Continue with remaining dough. Set samosas on tray.
In a large, sauce pan pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches), and place on medium heat until oil is 350 degrees.
When ready gently place a few samosas at a time into saucepan
Fry for a few minutes until the bottom side is light brown
Turn over and fry for a few more minutes until the other side is light brown.
Serve warm or at room temperature with this avocado ranch dressing.
If baking Place on a baking sheet and brush with canola oil. Then bake at 375 degrees
For about 20 minutes or more until golden brown turning once.
Use a large spoon or something like that to take it out of the oil. Repeat the process until finish. Best serve warm with this pepper
African Meat Pie (Empanadas)
African Meat Pie (Meat Empanadas)
Recipe type: Appetizer
4 cups flour (plus more for dusting)
2 Tablespoon sugar
½ Tablespoon salt
8 oz(228 gram) or 1 cup butter
¾ cup milk
2 tablespoon canola oil
½ pound ground meat
½ medium onion chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 tablespoon parsley
1 teaspoon white pepper
2 green onion chopped
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder(optional)
salt and pepper to taste
2 boil eggs (optional)
In a food processor or by hand, mix together salt, sugar ,butter blend well .Add the eggs, milk in small amounts, pulse until combined and dough holds together in a ball.
Place the dough on a well floured surface . Divide it into 2 and roll it out .
Using a large mouth, glass glass or bowl about 4 – 5 » cut out circles by gently pressing on the dough and releasing it, shaping the meat pie dough. Continue cutting out dough until all dough has been cut.Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until ready to use.
Make the Meat pie filling
Add 2 tablespoon of oil to a sauce pan, followed by onions, garlic, chicken bouillon
and tomato sauce. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning, add about ½ cup of water if needed.
Then, add ground meat and continue cooking for about 10 or more minutes.
Finally add green onions and parsley, adjust for salt and pepper seasoning.
Remove from stove top and let it cool.
Assembling Meat pie
Scoop a heaping tablespoon of filling into each circle, top with egg and brush the egg white around half of the circle. Fold over twist and and press with fingers gently to seal the edges of the meat pie.
Another way of sealing is by pressing the tines of a fork along the edges of the dough.
Carefully place each empanada on a baking sheet to bake or you may freeze to use later.
Mashed Potato Cakes with Pepper Garlic Sauce
1 large potato
A handful of Chopped spring Onions
1 handful of Chopped Carrots
8 tablespoons of flour
For the pepper sauce :
3 scotch bonnet peppers (ata rodo)
3 Cloves garlic
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Boil the potato and mash in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and add the seasoning cube.
Pour the egg mix into the bowl with the mashed potato and add the chopped carrot and spring onions.
Add the flour and mix till everything is properly incorporated. In a pan with a little oil, scoop the potato mix and shallow fry till brown on both sides.
Pepper Garlic Sauce:
Blend the pepper and garlic.
In a pan with heated oil, fry the blended pepper garlic mix and season with the seasoning cube and serve with the potato cakes.