Sambusa

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This is a Somali recipe. I learned it by watching my Somali friends around Ramadan and I was able to make my own variation. They are really good and I can't stop eating them. They are served during Ramadan, Weddings, Parties, or just because. Since I am married to a Somalian man, I learned to cook a few things, and there are some of my American dishes he loves as well. For a variation you can substitute shredded beef for ground beef.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 ounce) package spring roll wrappers

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 leek, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed

  • 1 quart oil for frying

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, leek and garlic, and cook, stirring until the onions are transparent. Add ground beef, and cook until about halfway done. Season with cumin, cardamom, salt and pepper. Mix well, and continue cooking until beef has browned.

  2. In a small dish or cup, mix together the flour and water to make a thin paste. Using one wrapper at a time, fold into the shape of a cone. Fill the cone with the meat mixture, close the top, and seal with the paste. Repeat until wraps or filling are used up.

  3. Heat the oil to 365 degrees F ( 170 degrees C) in a deep-fryer or deep heavy pot. There should be enough oil to submerge the wraps. Fry the Sambusa a few at a time until golden brown. Remove carefully to drain on paper towels.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
10g Fat
11g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 110mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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