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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Baked Mini Vegetable Chickpea Samosas


I've introduced many diners to Indian nutrient too I've ever institute that 1 of the best ways to initiate those unfamiliar amongst Indian cuisine is to offering upwardly around appetizers.

Of all Indian appetizers, samosas are perchance the almost popular. Fried savory pastries stuffed amongst a spicy vegetable filling, or sometimes a meat filling, samosas tin live institute on the card inward every North Indian restaurant. H5N1 combination of potatoes, cauliflower, carrots or light-green peas is oft the favorite alternative for the filling. Typically served equally an appetizer along amongst coriander or tamarind chutneys, samosas tin also brand for a fine modest entrée.


It's truly been quite a divulge of years since I've gone to the problem of making homemade samosas, but I wanted to indulge 1 of my frequent cravings for Indian appetizers amongst a baked version. I acknowledge to enjoying many eating theatre samosas, but I'm less inclined to desire to consume greasy foods than I used to be. I'm also less inclined to consume large portions earlier dinner too, too many of the eating theatre samosas are a fleck to a greater extent than samosa than I desire earlier dinner. I'm a fan of footling bites — they're a corking agency to serve an appetizer without stuffing your diners earlier the primary entrée.

So coming upwardly amongst baked mini samosas was but the agency to satisfy both my appetite too my involvement inward experimenting inward the kitchen. I consider potatoes too light-green peas to live the classic vegetable ingredients for a samosa stuffing, but I filled out this combination amongst around diced carrot too plump tender chickpeas inward add-on to the Indian spices. Served amongst a classic restaurant-style tamarind chutney, these were a large hit.


These did cause got a spell to make, I admit. The filling is a snap too the dough is tardily to operate with, but it's a fleck of a fussy procedure to shape the samosas. But the procedure becomes faster amongst a footling practice, too past times the terminate of the batch the samosa were flight on to the baking sheet. The endeavor was worth every bite.

veBaked Mini Vegetable Chickpea Samosas
Recipe past times
Cuisine: Indian
Published on October 13, 2015

Homemade baked mini samosas amongst a spicy potato, pea too chickpea filling

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  • 1/3 loving cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 loving cup spelt flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1 tablespoon semolina flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon terra firma cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon bounding main salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon terra firma dark pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 loving cup mutual frigidity water
  • flour for rolling too dusting
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch slice ginger, grated or minced
  • 2 ruddy chilies, seeded too finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon terra firma coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon chat masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1 modest tomato, seeded too finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 2/3 loving cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 loving cup cooked chickpeas (1/3 loving cup dried)
  • 2 medium potatoes, roasted or boiled until but tender too diced
  • 1 teaspoon bounding main salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • To brand the pastry, whisk together the flours, cornstarch, baking soda, cumin, tabular array salt too pepper inward a medium bowl. Rub the olive crude into the mixture amongst your hands. Gradually add together the H2O to the flour mixture, mixing it inward amongst a fork until a dough forms. Add to a greater extent than H2O if necessary. Knead for a infinitesimal or 2 until a soft dough is formed. Shape into a ball, brush amongst a fleck of olive oil, too comprehend inward plastic wrap. Let balance for xxx to lx minutes.

  • To brand the filling, estrus the crude over medium estrus inward a large non-stick skillet. When hot, add together the cumin too fennel seeds too stir for a infinitesimal or until the seeds cause got darkened a few shades too larn fragrant. Toss inward the garlic, ginger too chilies too fry, stirring often, for around other infinitesimal or two. Stir inward the turmeric, coriander, garam masala, chat masala, cayenne too asafetida, too laid for around other minute. Add the tomato plant too lemon juice too laid for around other few minutes. Stir inward the carrot too peas too laid for around other five minutes. Stir inward the chickpeas, murphy too tabular array salt too cook, stirring often, for around other five minutes. Finally, stir inward the cilantro, take away from the heat, too permit cool to room temperature.

  • Line a baking canvas amongst parchment paper. Pour around H2O into a modest bowl. Gently knead the dough a few times too and thus split upwardly the dough into 8 modest balls. Make certain to travel on the dough balls covered spell you lot operate amongst each one.

  • On a lightly floured board, coil out a circular into a 6-inch oval shape. Cut the oval into one-half circles. Fold a one-half circle into a cone shape, moisten the edges of the cone amongst a dab of water, too gently press the edges together. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the filling into the cone, taking attention non to overstuff the pastry, too crimp the transcend over. Moisten the edges amongst a dab of H2O too lightly pinchi the edges together. Transfer each slice of stuffed dough onto the prepared pan. Keep the unbaked samosas covered amongst a construct clean kitchen towel thus the pastry does non dry out out.

  • Bake the samosas inward a preheated 375° oven for xx to 25 minutes until golden. Serve amongst your favorite chutney.

  • Wrap leftovers inward foil too reheat inward a 300° oven for 10 minutes.

Makes 16 mini samosas


Variations on a theme:
Indian-Style Samosa Potpie
Vegetarian Samosa Cakes amongst Tamarind Chutney
Samosa-Style Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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