A sambusak is a savory phyllo dough pastry filled with spiced chickpea mixture that is enjoyed by Iraqi Jews on Purim. But they are tasty treat anytime of the year. This pastry features a spicy blend of garbanzo beans, cumin, turmeric, and a little parsley for color. Smart Recipes, Middle Eastern Recipes, Grains Recipes, Recipes Grains Middle Eastern Iraqi Sambusak Iraqi Sambusak Recipe | RecipeSavants.com PT45M Serves 2 Ingredients: 0.25 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 0.25 Cup Sesame Seeds 2 Medium Yellow Onions 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin 0.5 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric 0.5 Teaspoon Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper 15 Ounces Chickpeas 0.25 Cup Parsley 0.5 Pound Store Bought Phyllo Dough Heat 3 tablespoons of oilive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat, sauté onions for 10 minutes, or until translucent. Add cumin, salt, pepper, turmeric, and chickpeas to the sauté pan and cook for another 10 minutes. Roughly mash the garbanzo bean mixture using a potato masher, and stir in parsley. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a cookie sheet with olive oil or cooking spray. Cut the phyllo dough in half to form 2 stacks of dough. Remove 1 sheet of phyllo dough, and brush with a light layer of oil. Repeat with 2nd and 3rd phyllo dough sheets. Mound 2 tablespoon of the chickpea mixture at the end of the phyllo sheets. Diagonally fold the strip of the sheet to form a triangle. Keep folding until you reach the end of the strip maintaining the triangular shape. Repeat with the remaining phyllo sheets and chickpea mixture. Place the pastry on the prepared cookie sheet and brush the top with a thin layer of oil, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and delicous.

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