Rains and samosas…. delicious combination. Can never say no to samosas. Had Phyllo sheets on hand so prepared a flavor-licious recipe – Chicken Keema Samosa.
Minced chicken sauteed in spices then wrapped in pastry sheets and baked to perfection!! Prepared both the non- veg samosas and veggie samosas for my family! Don’t let the long list of ingredients daunt you from trying out this delicious recipe, once the meat mixture is done from there on the recipe is pretty easy.
Chicken can be substituted with mutton; substitute it with tofu, potato-peas mixture, or even paneer for vegetarian options. The meat mixture is easy to put together and most of the time goes in assembling the samosas, well its worth the effort. Keema filling is very delicious, with bold and aromatic flavors. If you plan to make it for a party then prepare it ahead of time and let the flavors set in. I have used store bought Phyllo sheets but you can substitute Phyllo with-
- Wonton or eggroll wrappers – pretty close option to authentic samosa crust.
- Puff pastry sheets
- Spring roll wrappers
- Homemade smaosa crust – Recipe explained below – Veggie samosa pictures used.
Phyllo dough may seem a bit difficult to work with, if you are a first-timer. But don’t worry follow the step by step tutorial below and you will be a pro at it. Just remember that unused Phyllo dough needs to be covered with a damp cloth at all times, leaving it open may result in crumbly and dry sheets that would be impossible to work with. Even miniature phyllo shells can be very healthy, yummy and delicious option.
If you like spicy samosa than tailor the filling as per your taste, add green chilies for an extra kick!
Below I have shown both methods for Phyllo dough – Baked and fried. I baked the samosa in the oven at 350 degrees until the dough was golden and before tossing them in the oven I brushed them with melted butter for an extra flaky and crispy samosas. Always a a crowd pleaser recipe. Be sure to have a nice spicy green chutney on the side to dip the samosas in.