Thursday, November 1, 2007

Vegetable samosa/ Vegetable patties

You will need:


  • 1 cup all purpose flour(Maida)
  • 1 tbsp sooji
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil/Butter
  • ½ tsp Ajawin(Omam) You can substitute ajwain with dried oregano also.
  • ¼ cup luke warm water(as reqd to form a dough)
  • 2 large potatoes
  • ½ cup green peas
  • 1 onion( finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies(finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • salt as reqd
  • coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
Step 1:

For the pastry

  1. Sift the flour, add the salt, oregano and work in the oil.
  2. Add in half the water and mix to make a soft dough. Add the rest if you need to.
  3. Knead the dough until it is soft and pliable.
  4. Roll out the dough to about a ¼ inch and cut out in circles.
Step 2:

Boil the potatoes

Boil the potatoes in microwave high for 6 mins and then mash it with potato masher to get mashed potatoes.

Step 3:

Preparing filling:

Heat the oil in a skillet or fry pan. Once the oil is hot, add the cumin and mustard seeds and fry until they splutter. Add the onions and cook until transparent. Add garlic, ginger paste and garam masala, coriander powder and chilli powder. Cook for about 3 mins. Add green peas and stir it for 2 mins. Then add the mashed potatoes and stir continuously for 2 mins. Add coriander leaves and salt. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.

Step 4:

Start stuffing:

Cut the pastry circle in semi circle shape. Now take one semi circle,moisten the edges with water and fold it like a cone. Place a spoon of filling in the cone and seal the third side using a drop of water. Press the edges with fork as shown in pic to make sure that the edges are closed.
Step 5:

For deep frying:

Heat oil to 350 F and cook the samosas until golden brown.

For baking:

Brush samosa with oil. Poke it with fork in the pastry for the steam to escape. By doing like this you can avoid the filling popping out. Place the samosas on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 400F for about 10 minutes, then turn it and bake for 10 mins or until golden brown. If you bake, the texture of the outside will not be as crispy as it should. I prefer baking since its good for health.

Handy Hint:

Serve it hot with mint chutney.

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