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Sri Lanka Deep Fried Beef Filled Pasties















Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


225 grams all-purpose flour
40 grams butter
1 each eggs
¼ teaspoon salt
25 milliliters lemon juice
225 grams beef
50 grams onions
2 each green chili peppers
1 each cardamom seeds
1 each cloves
1 each tomatoes
100 grams potatoes
75 ml vegetable oil
1 x curry leaves
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon vinegar
½ each limes
juice from
50 milliliters coconut milk
1 litre vegetable oil


Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter.

Separate the egg and add the yolk to the flour along with the salt and lemon juice.

Mix in sufficient water to make a stiff dough, knead well and put on one side for 30 minutes.

Mince the beef, chop the onion and chile, crush the cardamom and clove, dice the tomato and cube the potato.

Heat the oil, add the onion and curry leaves and fry until the onion turns light brown.

Add minced beef, chile, cardamom, clove salt pepper, coriander powder, chile powder, cumin vinegar and stir fry for 5 minutes.

Add the tomato and potato and cook for a further 3 minutes.

Pour in the coconut milk, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add lime juice.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.

Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured board and, using a pastry cutter, cut circles in the dough.

Beat the egg white.

Place a little beef mixture in the centre of each pastry circle, apply the beaten egg white to the edges and fold patty in two.

Seal the edges and deep fry until golden brown.

Drain well.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 213g (7.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 50037% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 689mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
Sugars g
Protein 48g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 58%
Calcium 6% Iron 32%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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