Baked – Samosas

 

Baked Samosa

About: Samosas are traditionally deep fried Indian snack but for diet purpose have chosen baking method.

Quantity: 10
Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 20min
Baking time: 30min

Ingredients:

For dough:

  •          Wheat flour-1cup
  •          Olive oil-1tbsp
  •          Salt-pinch
  •          Carom seeds/Ajwain -1tsp
  •          Yogurt-1tbsp (optional)

For Filling:

  •          Onion-1num
  •          Peas-1/4cup
  •          Poha/ Flattened rice- 2tbsp (Soaked in water until soft)
  •          Chilli finely chopped -2-3num
  •          Ginger finely chopped -1 inch
  •          Garlic finely chopped – 4-5pods
  •          Coriander finely chopped – 2tbsp
  •          Chilli powder-1/2tsp
  •          Oil- 2tsp
  •          Salt-as required
  •          Turmeric- pinch
  •          Dry mango powder-1tsp

Procedure:

For stuffing:

  •          Heat oil in the pan and add cumin seeds. When seeds crackle add onion, ginger, garlic, chilli and saute for few minutes.
  •          Now add salt, chilli powder, green peas, dry mango powder and saute for another 2 minutes.
  •          Add chopped coriander and set aside until it cools down completely.

For Samosa sheets:

  •          Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and add enough water to make a firm dough. Knead well and rest the dough covered with wet muslin cloth for 15-20min
  •          Take the dough and divide into 5 equal portion and roll out each portion into 6” diameter thin chapattis.
  •          Cook chapattis on the hot griddle till light brown spots appears on both sides (Optional step but makes Samosas crispier).
  •          Now divide this chapattis into 2 halves & make a cone shape for filling
  •          Stuff each cone with a portion of stuffing.
  •          Seal the edges with little water and keep aside.
  •          Repeat with the remaining chapatti halves and do the stuffing in the same manner.
  •          Arrange the stuffed samosas on the greased baking tray and bake in the pre-heated oven at 200deg (400f) for 20-25minutes.

Serve hot with ketchup / mint chutney.

Note:

  •          For the samosa sheet dough you can use melted butter or ghee instead of oil.
  •          Adding poha/flattened rice makes the stuffing to remain dry as the onion oozes out water.
  •          Make thin rolls for samosa sheet/chapatti

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on April 1, 2014, in Appetizers, Indian, International, Starters and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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