Baked Samosas

16 Apr

Samosas are a popular Indian snack but like many delicious foods, they are deep fried. So, instead of frying them, Dolly auntie and I thought we would create a baked version. Our recipe came out delicious and Jasbir uncle and R loved them!

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Q: What did R say to the waiter after gobbling all of the food on his plate?
A: Can I have samosa?

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Ingredients: Makes about 12 samosas.
For pastry:
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ajwain seeds
For filling:
  • 1 ½ cups boiled & mashed russet potatoes
  • ½ cup boiled peas
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. chaat masala
  • 1 tbsp. amchur powder
  • 2 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp. ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground curry leaves
Assembly:
  1. To make pastry: In large bowl, combine flour, yogurt, oil, salt, and ajwain seeds. Mix together to form a dough. Knead for about 5 minutes. Allow to rest at room temperature for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Mix together all the filling ingredients.
  3. Glaze a small ball of dough with oil.
  4. Roll out the ball of dough.
  5. Slice the dough in half (each ball makes two samosas).
  6. Scoop a tablespoon of the filling into the center of the dough.
  7. Fold the ends over as depicted in the picture.
  8. Use your fingers to make the edges of the samosa thin so they will become crispy when baked.
  9. Lay samosas on baking sheet.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes on the bottom rack.
  11. Take out and flip samosas over.  Bake for 15 more minutes.
  12. Take out and flip again.  Broil for 1 minute.
  13. Take out and flip again. Broil for 1 minute.
Have extra stuffing? No worries! Use the stuffing for aloo paranthas!

Serving suggestions

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अपने भोजन का आनंद
Pri

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step 1

mix mix mix

i knead ya in my life

my hands were hurting so jasbir uncle gave me a glass of wine 🙂

mashing the potatoes

potatoes, onion, and peas

estimating the masalas

yum!!!

dolly auntie: “it’s a bit salty, right?”
me: “yeah, definitely”

jasbir uncle: “no, I think it tastes perfect”

priya & dolly auntie: “ok, yes, there’s definitely too much salt”

step 3

step 4

step 5

step 6

step 7: samosa origami

step 7: fold other side

step 8

omg!! my very first samosa!

step 10

partially baked

perfect

i love to cook with dolly auntie 🙂

the final product

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