For the Filling

1          kg minced beef

1          onion, chopped

2          tablespoons olive oil

1          teaspoon ground spices

Salt and pepper

For the Duggus (tomato cilantro salsa)

2          tomatoes, medium

1          green chili

1/2       cup cilantro leaves

1          tablespoon lemon juice

2          garlic cloves, minced

            Salt and pepper

For the Dough

3          cup flour

1/4       teaspoon salt

1/2       cup vegetable oil

1          cup water

            Pinch of salt

            Vegetable oil for deep frying


 For the Filling

–       Cook the minced beef 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 pepper stirring continously for 5 minutes.

–       Remove from heat and cool aside.

For the Duggus (tomato cilantro salsa):

–       Plunge the tomatoes in boiling water for 20 minutes, then plunge them into ice cold water.

–       Finely chop the tomatoes, the rest of the ingredients and  season with salt and pepper.

–       Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the Dough

–       Mix the flour and salt in Kenwood bowl using the K-beater, on low speed.

–       Add the oil and water and continue to mix on medium speed for 10 minutes until well combined and a soft, elastic dough is formed.

–       Divide the dough into small equal balls.

–       Roll out onto a smooth floured surface and cut into circles of about 1/2cm thick.

–       Place a tablespoon of the filling into each semi-circle and lightly brush the edges with water using your finger tips.

–       Fold the dough over and seal the edges.

–       Deep fry in batches until golden and drain on paper towel.

–       Arrange on a plate and serve with Duggus salsa.

Ground Spices are: nutmeg, coriander, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and dried chilli).

Another filling variation: peas, chopped onion and cubes of boiled potatoes cooked in some olive oil and seasoned with dried coriander and cumin.