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Meat Stuffed Pastries

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Ingredients
For filling
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Minced onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Tomato 1 , chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Indian curry powder 1 Tablespoon
  Dried chili peppers 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
For pastry
  Sifted flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon, melted
  Yoghurt 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Fat 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a bowl, sift the flour and salt together.
2) Stir in the butter and yoghurt, knead gently into a dough;
cover and allow to stand for 30 minutes.

MAKING
3) In a skillet, saute the garlic and onions in the butter for 5 minutes.
4) Stir in the meat and cook over a high heat, stirring frequently, until browned.
5) Stir in the tomato, salt, curry powder, chili peppers, and parsley, cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
6) Drain off the liquid in the skillet, adjust the seasoning, if required and allow to cool.
7) Roll out the dough thinly and cut into 4-inch squares.
8) Place a heaped teaspoon of the filling on each square, fold over into triangles and seal the edges with cold water.
9) In a deep skillet, heat the fat to 375°F and fry the stuffed pastries in batches, until browned.
10) Remove on kitchen towels and keep hot while frying the rest.

SERVING
11) Serve immediately on individual serving plates.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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