This is not (I repeat: is not) a beginner recipe.
I think phyllo was invented by a cruel Greek goddess who inflicted the pain and terror of shredding sheets and loose filling on her enemies.
That said, eventually, they turned out (recipe from Foolproof). The filling was great. I omitted the curry, naturally, and I didn’t feel that the flavor suffered any. I just think that they would have been better suited for maybe a wonton wrapper. This is a lot of futz for an appetizer. We ate a few sections of them as a main course with cucumbers and homemade ranch dressing.