Simple SamosasLa Cocina de Babel
Samosas are a traditionally Middle Eastern and Asian savory stuffed pastry. These samosas are simple and vegetarian friendly. Squares of puff pastry are filled with a savory filling featuring potatoes, peas, currants, a medley of spices including cumin, cinnamon, and chilli powder. You can make your own puff pastry or buy it premade before being baked a golden crisp. This recipe includes instructions for an accompanying yogurt-based raita sauce for dipping.
- 3 potatoes (medium, peeled and cubed)
- 80 grams frozen peas
- 35 grams dried currants (you can substitute raisins or prunes)
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (diced)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili peppers (diced, optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 sheets puff pastry (thawed and carefully extended)
- 1 eggs (beaten)
- 250 grams plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint (diced)
- 1 pinch ground cumin
- 1Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- 2Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- 3In a pot, add the potatoes and peas. Cover with lightly salted water and bring the the boil. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes until the potatoes are soft. Drain.
- 4In a large bowl, add the potatoes and peas. Then add in the currants, cilantro, lemon juice, cumin, chili powder (optional), chili pepper (optional), and cinnamon. Stir well and salt to taste.
- 5Cut the puff pastry into 12 centimeter diameter circles. Wet the edges of the circle with water and fill with a tablespoon of the potato mixture.
- 6Fold the circles into half moons and seal the edges by pressing them with the tines of a fork. Baste the tops with beaten egg and place the samosas on the baking sheet.
- 7Bake 15 minutes until golden and crunchy.
- 8While baking, stir together the yogurt, mint, and cumin powder to make the raita sauce.
- 9Serve the samosas with the raita sauce on the side.
PER SERVING *
|Calories270Calories from Fat140|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat140|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.