Vegetable Samosa Recipe
"Bring the aromas and taste of Indian and desi food into your own home by making these vegetable samosa."Serves 5 - 6 | Prep Time 1.5 hours | Cook Time 10 minutes
Why I Love This Recipe
These vegetable samosa are very yummy and easy to make. Bring the aromas and taste of Indian and desi food into your own home by making these vegetable samosa.
Ingredients You'll Need
FOR THE FILLING:
3 Medium sized potatoes (peeled and cut into small cubes)
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup Cauliflower
2 medium carrots (cut into small pieces)
1/2 tsp ground cardamon (optional)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
2 tbsp of water
Oil for frying
FOR THE PASTRY:
2 Cups all purpose flour
6 Tbsp oil
6 Tbsp Water
Boil the potatoes, peas and cauliflower in water until cooked.
Prepare the curry base, adding the cardamon and cinnamon with the other spices if using. Once the spices have become fragrant, add the cooked vegetables and water.
Using a wooden spoon or potato masher, coarsely mash the vegetables, and mix thoroughly with the curry base. You should end up with a chunky mashed potato-like concoction.
To make the pastry:
Mix together the flour, oil and water until it forms a dough adding more flour or water as necessary.
Knead for a few minutes until it becomes soft and elastic. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel, and allow to stand for 30 – 40 minutes.
After 40 minutes divide the dough into 6 pieces.
Roll each piece into a disc about 6 inches in diameter (no need to get a measuring tape out, it doesn’t have to be exact).
Cut the pastry disc in half and, by dipping your fingers in water, wet around the edges.
Take one of the halves and fold into a cone. Lightly pinch the overlapping layers so they seal. Now you have a pocket for the filling. Each pocket can fit around 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons of the potato filling. Spoon into the pocket, fold over the open end and seal by pinching lightly with your fingers.
You can cook these in oil heated to around 180°C (either in a deep fryer or a pan) for between 5 and 8 minutes. Or you can place them in a preheated (180°C/ 350°F) oven for 10 – 15 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
Delicious Vegetable Samosa are ready to serve.
Pairs Well With
Serve it with Tea.