Monday, July 06, 2015

Deconstructed samosas

Apparently deconstructed food is 'a thing' now. Dr Google tells me it involves taking a traditional dish and presenting it in its component parts, or all mixed up. Sounds like fun. I've dabbled in it a little already – you can read about my deconstructed pavlova here – and this week branched out into deconstructed samosas.

1 red onion, diced
1 teaspoon curry powder (I used Malaysian curry powder, use whatever you like)
500 grams minced beef
2 large carrots, diced
frozen peas
frozen puff pastry sheets

Following instructions on pastry packet, cut pastry sheet/s into smaller shapes and bake.

Cook the onion in a little olive oil. Add the curry powder and fry till fragrant. Add the mince and carrots, and simmer till meat is cooked through. Add peas and reheat. Add salt, pepper or other seasoning to taste.

Arrange pastry shapes on top of mince mixture on plates. Serve and enjoy.

Note: the quantities shown above will make enough for about four servings. The mince mixture freezes well. For a vego version you could use lentils instead of meat. I might try that next time ...

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