Lukhmi / Luqmi / Kheema Samosas


Ingredients for the filling:
Half kg kheema/mince (lamb or veal)
2 medium sized onions - finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
Half tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
Half tsp black pepper powder
Salt to taste

Heat half a cup of oil in a wok, on medium heat start frying the onions until they turn light brown. Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric and red chilli powder and stir for 2 minutes. Now add the mince, black pepper and salt. Cook the mince on medium heat until it is done, say for about half an hour.
Keep it aside.

Ingredients for the luqmis:
All-purpose flour / Maida - 125 grams plus for dusting
Pure ghee / butter - 2 tbsp
A pinch of salt
Yogurt - 1 tbsp
Milk - 100 ml

Add all the above ingredients to a bowl. Mix all of them well adding water simultaneously and knead it into a soft dough. Cover the dough or wrap the bowl with cling wrap and refrigerate it for about an hour.  Now you can divide the dough and make 14-17 equal sized balls out of it.
Roll each ball in your hand and flatten it between your palms, then roll them into a rectangular shape sheet with the help of a rolling pin. Dust some flour if needed to avoid stickiness.
Place a tablespoon of the prepared kheema / mince onto the centre of the sheet, and secure the filling by folding the sheet and sealing all the 3 edges. Moisten the edges with water for a nice seal.

Heat oil for deep frying the luqmis in a deep bottomed frying pan. Deep fry until they turn golden brown in color. Serve hot with Hyderabadi Marag or just enjoy them with ketchup!

Luqmis are great appetizers and savoury snacks made for weddings or for Iftaars during the holy month of Ramadan.

The Hyderabadi Ramadan Food Festival is here, which is a Food Blog Event held by Those who wish to participate please click on the link below and follow the simple rules:

Happy fasting :) Ramadan Kareem to everyone


  1. Welcome baaaack :) I missed your recipes! These look beautiful.. Great job.

    Mary Ibrahim

  2. Aisha these look amazing.. Missed your awesome recipes! Welcome back :)

    Mary Ibrahim

  3. Thank you so much dear! Even I missed posting recipes ... I was very busy lately but hopefully will post regularly from now on :) iA

  4. yummy..thanks for sharing!! sweet friend, plz share some more spicy stuff for Ramadan..
    Love :)

  5. delicious looking samosas looks wonderful

  6. Luqmi are my hubby's favorite. And yours look just like the ones served at weddings in Hyderabad. Just perfect.

  7. Thanks a lot everyone :)
    @creative mind- sure i will dear :)


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