Samsa is a yummy savory pastry that is significantly seen in the central Asian cuisines. Samsa is known to be representing a bun that is stuffed with nothing but meat, and for those who love vegetables, they can even load it with vegetables.
In some nations such as Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, Samsa is baked almost every day. It shows how much people living in these nations love Samsa. In other countries such as South Asia, it is fried.
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It should be noted that the traditional Samsa is considered to be baked in the tandoor mainly. If you do not know what tandoor is, it is a unique clay oven used for baking bread and even Samsa.
The dough used in the Samosa is the same pastry and bread dough. So there is nothing complicated in preparing the dough.
You will see Samsa being sold in the streets in Central Asia. People love the taste of it.
Let us know what ingredients we need to prepare the mouthwatering Samsa and its recipe. We are sure you will love the heavenly taste of Samsa. Just follow the steps, and you will make it at home. Enjoy the taste of Samosa with meat or vegetables.
What Are the Ingredients Required for The Preparation of the Samsa at Home?
If you plan to prepare and taste Samsa at home, you need to have the following ingredients to make Samosa.
- 1 1/2 cups of warm water
- 1 tbsp. salt
- 4 cups of flour will be fine
- 1/2 tbs. sugar
- 1cup melted clarified butter
- Sesame seeds
- 1 tbs. dry yeast
The ingredients required for filling.
As it is highly optional, you can decide whether to use meat or vegetables for the process of filling the Samsa.
- 3 medium onions
- 1 1/2 lbs. meat
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cumin seeds to be crushed
The Recipe of Samsa
Now that you are aware of the ingredients needed for the preparation of the Samosa let us read further to see what steps are required for us to follow. Preparing it is easy.
Samsa dough recipe
- You can use a mixer for this part of the process as well. If you are comfortable, then prepare the dough by hand.
- Keep warm water in a bowl and add sugar, dry yeast, and salt. Mix it well. Then add flour and start with the process of kneading.
- Make sure your dough is neither too soft nor too hard.
- Cover it and let it rest for about 20 minutes as soon as your dough is ready.
- Take the dough after 20 minutes and prepare it to roll.
- Make sure you use flour to avoid the dough from getting sticky to your hands and the table.
- Fold the dough once you have made circles out of it.
- Latch the edges. Now that the dough is fully ready, put melted butter over the dough.
- With the help of a knife, cut the dough into a slice gently.
- Now let us read about the process of filling.
- Cut the onions in fine pieces and keep it over the lamb or the vegetables you plan to fill.
- Add ingredients such as salt, pepper, cumin seeds on top of the mixture and mix well.
How wrap Samsa?
- Remember that every Samsa you prepare requires at least a one-inch-long line to be wrapped quickly.
- Now, place a tbsp. Of the lamb, if you are preparing a lamb Samosa or the mixture of the vegetables on the dough.
- Start with rolling and make sure you get a triangle from it. Roll from both sides equally and keep the shape of the Samsa.
- It’s time to tuck the edges of the Samsa dough. Do not lose heart if you see some of the Samsa get disfigured. It is totally fine as you are doing it for the first time.
- Make sure your oven is preheated.
- Make an egg wash using a single egg and brush the Samsa with the egg.
- Keep the Samsas in the oven and allow them to cook for about 30 minutes.
- A Samsa that is ready will look golden in color.
The dough, if prepared right, will be very tender. You can use ghee or butter for the process. It is highly optional.
Samsa is very delicious, and we are sure that you will never stop making it again once you prepare it.
As stated earlier, it is highly found and loved by people in Asian countries, especially India. Samsa is called samosa in India. People love to eat Samosa with their delicious cup of milk tea in India. It tastes heavenly.
Are you done preparing your lamb Samsa? Which one do you prefer the most? Lamb Samsa or the one filled with vegetables?
Tell us about your experience of making it for the first time. We would love to hear from you.