Move over your falafels and kebabs this Eid-ul-Adha 2021 and whip up some Lamb Sambousek in the comfort of your home as they are a must-try at during festive fare. It looks like a regular Indian samosa but Lamb Sambousek is actually a small meat pie that is served as an appetizer or snack.
With the auspicious occasion of Bakra Eid just around the corner, Lamb Sambousek is the perfect mouthwatering dish from the Middle East’s Lebanese cusinie. Check out the recipe of Lamb Sambousek below.
Minced Lamb Meat – 500 gms
Onion – 100 gms
Parsley – 20 gms
Celery – 15 gms
Pine Nuts – 15 gms
Garlic – 30 gms
Cumin Powder – 0.5 gms
Cinnamon Powder – 10 gms
Bay Leaf – 2 no
Salt – Add to taste
Refined Flour (For Dough) – 300 gms
Water (For Dough) – 100 ml
Olive Oil (For Dough) – 50 ml
Yeast (For Dough) – 10 gms
Salt (For Dough) – Add to taste
Mix the flour and salt in a bowl add the oil and water and continue to mix. Divide the dough into small equal balls. Roll out onto a smooth floured surface and cut into circles of about 1/2 cm thick.
Cook the minced lamb meat in a pan over medium heat until brown breaking down any chunks of meat with a wooden spoon and drain off any excess fat. Add the onion, oil, spices, salt and cinnamon powder stirring continuously for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool aside. Then stuff the meat inside the sheet and fold like a half moon. Deep fry at 175 degree Celsius.
(Recipe: Farah Mohamed, Chef de Partie, Ozen Reserve Bolifushi, Maldives)
Commonly included as a meat consumed in Mediterranean diets, lamb meat lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease or risk of inflammation. Grass-fed lamb is a very good source of selenium and zinc which fight against oxidative stress.
The zinc content also helps boost immunity along with growth and development in children. Apart from these, zinc content in lamb helps in wound healing, DNA and protein synthesis.
When compared to other protein sources like chicken or fish, lamb as a red meat has a lot more iron that can help to improve and prevent anemia symptoms. The anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids in lamb meat aid fat loss and improve lean muscle mass courtesy its conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).