Keto Samosa Recipe; Perfect For A Keto Ramadan

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A Keto samosa? Can it be? Do we dare to dream? Well, yes and no. In my attempt to keep it high fat and low carb for Ramadan 2021, I have been digging through old recipes. And this Keto samosa recipe stood out. 

Ramadan has always been about reconnecting with family for me. And food has a way of helping us navigate all kinds of hurdles, and reminisce about better times. I’d argue that giving up familiar foods can seem daunting because of the memories that are attached to them. 

Thankfully, we can always experiment in the kitchen. And one of my experiments led me here. I hope you find a bit of the familiar when you bite into these. 

The Keto Samosa Test

Admittedly, these are not as crisp as traditional samosas. With the dough not being fried, I suppose that was to be expected. That being said, my iftari can always have more moorish, savoury, meat filled food. Whether they meet the nostalgia brief or not, they are delicious, and take the classic spices really well. They also happen to be crowd pleasers. My non-Keto siblings definitely approved.


Equipment

Baking sheet 

Parchment paper 

Microwave safe bowl 

Pan 

Stove 

PTV classic of choice 


Ingredients 

  • 200 grams minced chicken
  • 1 medium onion
  • 0.25 cup tomatoes
  • 0.75 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 5 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 0.5 tsp ground coriander
  • 0.5 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground chilli powder
  • Salt to taste

Method 

  1. For the filling, heat the oil in a pot on medium heat. Add the onions, sauté till brown. Then, add the chicken, cook until it begins to change colour, and add the tomatoes and ginger & garlic paste. Add all the spices except the whole cumin and 1 tsp of the salt. Allow the meat mixture to cook for at least 45 minutes, or until it’s cooked all the way through. Set it aside to cool.
  2. For the pastry, combine the shredded mozzarella and cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl, heat it in the microwave until the cheese melts. This will vary based on your microwave, mine took a minute but keep an eye on it because it could burn. Mix the melted cheese together, add the almond flour, whole cumin and salt and form a dough. When it is cool enough to handle, mix it well with your hands and place it between two sheets of parchment paper. Roll it out, it should be approximately 1/8 inch thick.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the pastry into six equal (ish) squares. Place the mince mixture in the middle of each and fold it to form rough triangles. Line a baking tray with parchment, place the pies on the tray and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry is crisp. Serve hot.


Per samosa. Calories: 215. Fat: 16 grams. Net carbs: 3 grams. Protein: 12 grams.

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