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Minced Beef Patties ( Beef / Snacks )
for the pastry dough:
2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
60 g butter
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
2 egg yolks
egg, for brushing
oil, for frying
for the filling
25 g butter
225 g minced beef
25 g chopped onions
3 tsp chopped ginger
3 tsp chopped garlic
1 cardamom, peeled
a spring of curry leaves
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
25 gm boiled potatoes
salt to taste

To prepare the pastry dough: Sift flour and rub in butter. Add egg yolk, cocnut milk and salt. Mix and knead well. Let it rest for 30 minutes in a cool place.
To prepare the filling: Heat butter in a saucepan and saute onion, garlic and ginger till slightly browned. Add cardamomseeds and minced beef. Saute for 2-3 minutres and add curry leaves, coriander and turmeric powders. Saute till cooked. Add potatoes and mix well. Season well, remove from heat and let it cool
To prepare the pastry: divide the dough into small balls. Roll out into a circular shape. Brush edges with whisked egg. Spoon some filling on one half of the circle, close it to make a half circle. Press the edges with the back of a fork to seal.
Pan fry in medium hot oil to ensure the dough gets cooked and the pastry id golden brown.