Sunday, July 31, 2011

Home Cookin #1~ Sambussa

Welcome Readers! As our weekends draw to a close Sunday is the perfect day to have a peaceful gathering with family around the dinner table.

Every Sunday I will blog about what we are cookin' up in our kitchen along with the recipe!

Any readers who try out the recipe please COMMENT below with your thoughts/suggestions/reviews!!

Today we are cookin' up... Sambussa

1 cup of lentils
1 medium sized potato (cooked and chunky mashed)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup diced bell pepper
3/4 cup diced onions
2 minced garlic cloves
3 TBS olive oil
2 tsp paprika
1 beaten egg yolk
1 tsp fresh grated ginger root
1 tsp ground coriander
oil for frying


For Pastry:
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoon oil
6 tablespoon water

Making Pastry:

Combine flour, salt, and oil until bread crumbly texture. Slowly add water mixing well, knead until smooth. Cover with a warm damp cloth and let sit for 30 min or more. Roll out dough into 10 balls (even size). Roll out dough thin until its at least about 5 inch circle.

Directions for filling:
Rinse the lentils and bring them to a boil in the water. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, saute the onions, eggs and garlic in the olive oil until the onions are translucent. Add the spices and chopped green peppers and simmer, covered, for 3 minutes, stirring often.

Remove the pan from the heat. When the lentils are tender, combine them with the sauteed vegetables. Then add chunky mashed potato. Season with salt and pepper.

Cut dough circle in half and take the half and make a cone. Spoon in 2 tablespoons of filling, fold top over forming a kinda of triangle. set to the side. Repeat until all pastry's are made. Heat 2 inches of oil in a pan and fry on both sides until golden brown. Set on paper towel to drain excess oil.
Serve on a bed of rice and with a nice side salad! : )


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