The humble samosa is undoubtedly one of most loved street foods. But eating fried samosas is not so great for your healthy eating plan or waist line. This healthy recipe version is baked rather than fried, containing less fat. In addition, fresh green peas have been used rather than the traditional potato to pack more nutrition into this family favourite.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon melted ghee
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 2 cups boiled green peas
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
- ½ teaspoon chopped green chili
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried mango powder
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder
- 4 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves
To make outer pastry dough
Combine all the ingredients for pastry in a bowl and add enough water to make a firm dough. Cover with a wet cloth and set the dough aside.
To make green peas stuffing
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. When the seeds start to crackle, add green chilli and chopped ginger and cook for one minute.
Add boiled peas, cook for 2 minutes and add dry mango powder, chilli powder, salt and coriander leaves. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes and remove the mixture from heat.
Let it cool.
Divide the dough into 4 parts; also divide stuffing into 8 portions.
Roll out one part of the dough into a thin round. With a knife cut this round into two halves. Roll out the remaining parts of dough in the same way.
Now pick up one half of the round of dough and make a cone with it. Fill one portion of stuffing into this cone and seal the edges carefully using a little water.
Repeat the same process with remaining 7 portions.
Grease a baking tray, arrange the samosas on the tray and bake in pre heated oven at 210ºc for 20 to 23 minutes.
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