Samosa is a very popular Indian snack that consists of a pastry stuffed with spiced veggie or meat filling and then deep-fried. The crispy texture of the pastry and flavorful stuffing has made samosa a popular snack world-wide.
Most people associate samosa to being an unhealthy snack since it is deep-fried and hence is high in calories. This recipe discusses a healthier version of the traditional fried samosa. The recipe discussed in this article tells you how to make baked samosa. Using this recipe you can make low-calorie fat-free samosas at home. Read on to find out more details about this delicious and interesting samosa recipe.
2 cups refined flour
2 spoons butter
Salt to taste
1 cup water
2 large potatoes
1 cup green peas
2 spoons cumin seeds
2 spoons chopped Serrano chilies
1 spoon paprika powder
1 spoon coriander powder
1 spoon dry mango powder
2 spoons freshly chopped cilantro
4-5 spoons oil
To make the baked samosa, pre-heat your oven to 425 degree farenhiet. Make the pastry for teh samosa by combining flour with butter and salt. Keep adding water little by little to make a smooth and soft dough. Keep aside for an hour covered with a moist cloth. Make the stuffing for samosa by cooking the potatoes completely. For this, cube the potatoes to small sized pieces and then cook them in the microwave till they are almost done.
After this, heat some oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Next add the cooked potatoes and sauté them with the cumin seeds. After this, add salt, paprika powder, coriander powder and dry mango powder. Sauté a the spices very well with the potatoes for 2 minutes. After this add the green peas and allow the green peas to cook with the potatoes and spices for 2-3 minutes.
Once done, remove from flame and add the finely chopped cilantro and the chopped Serrano chilies. Mix everything well and allow the stuffing to cool. You can use your own variation and use other veggies to make the stuffing. Carrots, cauliflower, beans, etc. can be used in addition to potatoes to make the stuffing. Minced chicken or minced meat can also be used to make delicious samosas.
To make the samosa, divide the pastry dough into equal sized portions. Roll them into circular shapes with medium thickness. Form semi-circles from the round shaped dough by cutting out a part of it. After this, shape it in form of a cone and place the prepared potato-peas stuffing in the cone. Seal the samosa by brining the edges of the cone together.
Repeat this process to prepare all the samosas. Next, line the samosas on a baking tray and brush them with oil. Bake the samosas in a pre-heated oven till they turn golden brown. Serve the baked samosas hot with a mint-cilantro dip. To make the dip, in a food processor take fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves, Serrano chilies, salt and lemon juice. Add some water and blend till you get smooth paste. Transfer the dip into a serving bowl and serve it alongside the healthy baked samosas.
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