Thursday, January 8, 2009

Samosa Recipe

 Thomas gave me a copy of Whitewater Cooks
for Christmas! It is a wonderful cookbook and I have already made several recipes from it. Yesterday I made the samosa recipe from it, they are delicious! I will share the recipe with you. It was the first time I made samosas.

cutting out the dough circles with a yogurt container

filling the dough circles


Samosas

Ingredients:
Dough:
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. paprika
2/3 cup cold butter, cubed
2/3 cup cold water

Place flour, salt, baking powder, turmeric and paprika into food processor. Add butter and process until sand-like, approximately 10 seconds. Add water and pulse until mixture just comes together. Wrap dough in saran wrap and allow it to rest in fridge for at least an hour.

Filling:
1 tbsp. oil
1 cup onions, diced
1 tbsp. ginger, minced
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. curry powder
1 1/2 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. turmeric
2 tsp. chili sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
5 cups potatoes, cubed in 1/2" pieces
1/2 head cauliflower, chopped into small pieces
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 tsp. salt

Boil potato and cauliflower pieces together until tender. In a large skillet, saute onion, ginger and garlic until tender. Add spices and cook one minute. Over medium heat add remaining filling ingredients except for peas and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes until mixture is well combined. Fold in peas and adjust seasoning. Let filling cool. 
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough and use a sour cream or yogurt type lid (5 inches in diameter) to cut shape. Place approximately 1/4 cup of filling on half of the circle of dough. Fold the dough over to make a half moon. Seal the edges well by pinching the dough together. Place samosas on a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Brush with an egg wash. Bake in a 350° F oven for approximately 30 minutes, or shallow fry them in 1 1/2" - 2" of vegetable oil until golden brown.

Makes approximately 12 - 16. Serve with mango chutney and enjoy!

4 comments:

prairie peasant said...

I am definitely going to try this recipe! My dh would be in heaven if I learned to make these!

aliceinparis said...

yum, they sound delicious!!!
I really love samosas.

liz said...

mmmm...so, when's dinner at your house?

Sam said...

Wow!! I lvoe samosa.... This does sound delicious. This sure looks yummy! Thanks so much for sharing.