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Sambusac (or samboosa:
You can learn all about sambusac's orgins, and all the other
samosa-like dishes around the world at samosa-connection.com
|I'll tell you what you can
put there :
1/2 pound of cooked garbanzo beans (or
large bunch of chopped parsley or cilantro
- 1 onion, diced
2 cloves of diced fresh garlic
1 pound of flour
1/2 pack of active yeast
Spices: cumin, corriander, curry powder,
salt, hot sauce, etc. to taste
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The sambusac is very similar to an Indian samosa, and is
a 'grandfather' to Latin American empanadas or Portuguese empadas.
They are enjoyed as an appetizer or a full meal, and yes, you
can eat them with your hands! This recipe makes approximately
I'll tell you what you can do
You can use
any bread dough recipe, or even buy it prepared in the supermarket.
However, I simply mix a little salt, the flour with yeast and
warm water. Add enough lukewarm water (about 1.5 cups) to the
flour until you can work with it as a pliable dough. Allow it to
rest in a warm covered area for 30-60 minutes.
Sauté onions and garlic in a frying
pan on medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the
cooked garbanzo and spices and mash the ingredients unti you make
a paste. Remove from heat and mix in the chopped parsley and salt
Now, divide the risen dough
into about 15 balls. Flatten out each ball into a circle of about
3 inches in diameter. Place large spoonful of the garbanzo mixture
in the center of the dough and fold over the sides to form a
closed pocket. Fry your simbusak in a generous portion of oil,
flipping once to brown each side.
Serve as a side dish or main course.
It's sooo good!
Although chickpeas are the traditional simbusak filling, you can
make it tasy with ground meat, or even cheese.
Your favorite filling = sooo good!
Best of luck,
New! Write a comment about this recipe:
(05 Feb 2015, 12:33)
I was born in Iraq to a Jewish family from Diwaniyi. My mother used to make
the sambusac exactly like yours and I would not change a thing about it. I
would just add another onion and fry it to golden brown; it add some
sweetness to the stuffing.
(20 May 2014, 10:05)
We use the premade goya empanada wraps, which work perfectly when you bake
them. Also, we put onions in the mix with the chickpeas.
Cari, I know the recipe you're talking about. We just roast and then smash
almonds covered in sugar or mix with some silan or some other syrup so the
almonds don't dry out too much when you bake the sambusac.
(10 Aug 2013, 04:44)
Dear Moti, thanks so much for the recipe! My grandmother used to make
Sambusac when I was young, and I didn't get to learn from her before she
passed away. I tried your recipe and it's a great start! Now I can
fine-tune the filling and the dough. Thanks again!
(10 Aug 2013, 04:42)
Thanks so much for the recipe! My grandmother used to make Sambusac when I
was young, and I didn't get to learn from her before she passed away. I
tried your recipe and it's a great start! Now I can fine-tune the filling
and the dough. Thanks again!
(10 Aug 2013, 04:40)
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mitchell 917 561 6499 writes:
(25 Jun 2012, 21:16)
Dear Moti, please let me know where can i buy ready made sambusak fresh
daily,(deep fried). in or around brooklyn or queens. thanks
(11 Sep 2010, 08:21)
My grandmother was iraqi and she passed away in 1994. She made sambusac
but it was only cheeses inside... is there a recipie for this??
(04 May 2010, 16:10)
My mom, of iraqi jewish heritage used to make the best sambusak. I do not
have her recipe, and am trying, thanks to you, to make sambusak. I
remember her telling me that she used the water from the garbonzo beans.
Thoughts? Now I am having trouble with the dough. Not sure she added
yeast. Thoughts? Also, what about Kahi? All my best, Delilah
(22 Dec 2009, 15:43)
I am looking for a dessert recipe that is like Sambusac but it is filled
with nuts and sugar...etc. can you help??
my mother in-law used to make for my husband but she has since passed away
and the recipe went with her! please help if you can!
(09 Sep 2008, 11:29)
I tried your recipe and it was delicious. Even my little son loved it.
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