Sambooski, also spelled samboosak or sambusak, is a popular Middle Eastern appetizer that consists of small, crispy pastry shells filled with a savory filling. The pastry shell is made with flour, water, salt, and sometimes yeast, and is usually shaped into a small triangle or crescent.
The filling can vary, but it typically includes ingredients such as spiced meat (often ground lamb or beef), cheese, vegetables (such as spinach or onions), or a combination of these. The filling is often seasoned with spices such as cumin, coriander, or sumac. Sambooski can be fried or baked, and is often served as a snack or appetizer.