Indian Lamb Samosas with Fresh Mint Dipping Sauce (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Indian Lamb Samosas with Fresh Mint Dipping Sauce (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. Make the pastry by combining the flour and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and then rubbing 4 tablespoons of the ghee into the flour until well combined and mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the pastry comes together to form a ball, about 10 tablespoons. Knead the dough lightly and then form into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator to rest for at least 1 hour.
  2. While the dough is resting, make the filling. Heat the remaining ghee in a medium skillet and add 3/4 cup of the onion. Cook until the onion is lightly caramelized, about 6 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of the ginger, 1 tablespoon of the garlic, 1 of the chiles, coriander, garam masala, cumin seeds, turmeric, and cinnamon and cook until the spices are fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the meat, 1 1/4 teaspoons of the remaining salt, 1/8 teaspoon of pepper and 1/4 cup hot water, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is very tender and the water has been absorbed, about 25 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons of the cilantro and set aside to cool completely.
  3. While the filling is cooking, make the dipping sauce by combining the mint, remaining cilantro, remaining chopped onion, remaining ginger, remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic, remaining green chiles, remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt, sugar, lemon juice, and 3 to 4 tablespoons water in the bowl of a processor and process until a fine, smooth puree is formed. (Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.) Set aside, refrigerated, until ready to serve the samosas. (Taste and season with additional salt and sugar, to taste, if necessary.)
  4. Divide the samosa dough into 10 portions and roll each piece of dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll each ball of dough into a circle about 5 inches in diameter (use a small bowl or the rim of a saucer and a sharp paring knife to trim the edges of the dough to form neat circles.) Cut each circle in half. Lightly moisten half of the straight edge of each half circle then bring the edges together to form a cone shape and press together to seal. Carefully spoon about 2 heaping tablespoons of the filling into the dough cone and push downward to compress the filling. Moisten the top edges with a bit of water and press together to seal. Repeat with the remaining portions of dough and filling.
  5. When you are ready to fry the samosas, heat a deep-fryer or a large saucepan filled with at least 2 inches of oil to about 340 degrees F. Fry the samosas, a few at a time and stirring to promote even cooking, until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. (Note: these will float to the surface of the oil long before they are ready to be removed - make certain to cook them until the pastry is crispy and golden brown.) Remove using a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper-lined plate to drain. Repeat until all samosas have been fried. Serve immediately, with the fresh mint dippng sauce and/or your favorite chutney.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4000.25 Kcal (16748 kJ)
Calories from fat 2070.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 230.05g 354%
Cholesterol 667.63mg 223%
Sodium 4662.62mg 194%
Potassium 6104.54mg 130%
Total Carbs 286.41g 95%
Sugars 11.72g 47%
Dietary Fiber 83.38g 334%
Protein 130.35g 261%
Vitamin C 239.9mg 400%
Vitamin A 35.5mg 1184%
Iron 4276mg 23756%
Calcium 1644.1mg 164%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 197.81 Kcal (828 kJ)
Calories from fat 102.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.38g 354%
Cholesterol 33.01mg 223%
Sodium 230.56mg 194%
Potassium 301.86mg 130%
Total Carbs 14.16g 95%
Sugars 0.58g 47%
Dietary Fiber 4.12g 334%
Protein 6.45g 261%
Vitamin C 11.9mg 400%
Vitamin A 1.8mg 1184%
Iron 211.4mg 23756%
Calcium 81.3mg 164%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 98.4
  • 95

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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