Friday, January 15, 2010

Easy Cooking Vegetable Samosa Recipe

The kids will love these as a treat, and the boys will think that this easy-cooking-for-men Vegetable Samosa recipe is their new favourite snack best served with a few cold beers. A tasty meal stuffed full of vitamins and vegetables.

  • Frying oil
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 3 large potato, boiled and diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (or lime juice)
  • 3 (25 x 25cm) sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • Tzatziki dip, to serve

  • Heat 1 tbs of the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
  • Add the onion and cook for approx 5 minutes, look for the onion to start to turn translucent.
  • Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric and chilli and cook for 30 seconds, making sure the onions are well coated in the spice mixture.
  • Add the potatoes, peas, corn, coriander and lemon juice and stir. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Cut out 4 circles from each sheet of pastry. Working with one circle at a time, roll to make a cone shape.
  • Place 2 tbs of the mixture into the centre and fold the top of the pastry over and pinch to close to get the vegetable samosa shape.
  • Repeat with remaining pastry and filling.
  • To shallow fry the vegetable samosas pour oil into a saucepan and heat the oil up to 180°C, (medium high).
  • In batches, cook the vegetable samosas for 2 minutes on each side, or until puffed and golden brown.
  • Drain well on paper towels.
  • Serve with tzatziki dip.

#1 - Substitute 2 potatoes and half of the peas and corn for some lean lamb mince. Add the mince at the same stage as the other vegetables and cook for approx 20 minutes, or until well browned.
#2 – For a slightly different texture to this vegetable samosa recipe substitute the puff pastry for filo pastry, don't forget to seal the filo pastry and brush the outside with beaten egg wash.

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