September 14, 2011

Baked Samosa for Blog Hop Wednesdays

Time has just flown by and its time for another edition of Blog Hop Wednesdays. It is a wonderful concept where you are paired with a new blogger every week and I had made Bharwa Bhindi (Jain Style), Sugarfree Fruit Ginger Mocktail  & Aama Vadai (Paruppu Vadai) for the last 3 editions adapted from the paired blogger friends. 

This week, I was paired with Suchitra of Simple Indian Food. Suchitra's blog is truly exhaustive, and I like her menu card a lot - neatly categorised layout and easy to look up : something I want to bring up on my space soon !! Coming to today's post, I adapted her post on Samosa and made it yesterday for an afternoon snack with a predeominantly Sweet potato filling. I am not really fond of deep fried food, so I baked it and was pleasantly pleased with myself. It may not taste the same as deep fried ones because of the absence of zillions of fat laden calories, but the verdict at home was that Baked Samosa was welcome anytime. You can make these prior to any party too, and just toss it in the OTG to bake before serving. As I was running behind schedule last evening, I used readymade samosa pattis for the covering, but go ahead and make the covering at home too.  Off to the recipe, shall we ?

Update: Sending this to Archana's event - Fast food but not fried food, started by Priya and also Susan's BWW






Prep time : 30 mins. Baking time : 15 mins. Makes : 10 samosas.

Ingredients:

Filling:

  • Sweet potato - 1/4 kg
  • Potato - 1 large
  • Onions - 1 large
  • Peas - a handful
  • Carrots diced - a handful
  • Green chillies - 1 or 2 (adjust)
  • Oil - 2 TBSP (split use)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Ghee / clarified Butter - 1 tsp (optional - for basting)

Dry Masala Powders :
  • Amchur / Dry Mango powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric - a dash
  • Kitchen King Masala - 1/2 tsp

Outer Covering:
  • Samosa patti - 10 sheets
  • Maida/ APF - 1 TBSP + water - mixed to a slurry for sealing

Method:
1) De-freeze the samosa pattis (if using frozen)
2) Pressure cook all the veggies except for 2 whistles. Drain any water and mash well.
3) In a skillet, heat 1 TBSP of oil and add onions, Fry well till translucent. Add the boiled and mashed veggies, and all dry masala powders and fry well till the mixture turns dry. Add salt and mix once more. Let cool
4) Take the samosa patti and make it to a cone. Spoon in a tbsp of the filling and press it into the patti. Now seal the samosa with the maida sealant and close so that the masala mix is packed but not too fragile.
5) Repeat with all the pattis. Meanwhile heat the oven to 180 deg C.
6) Grease an oven proof baking tray and place the samosas with 1 inch gap in between, slightly basting them with ghee / butter (I didnt do this, but am sure it would help increase the glaze and the taste)
7) Bake for 10- 12 mins, flip them over, bast with ghee / butter again and bake for 3 - 4 mins till they turn golden brown.
8) Serve baked samosa with high tea !

40 Foodie Comments:

Priya Sreeram on September 14, 2011 said...

thumbs-up to the baked goodies kalyani !

mykitchentrials on September 14, 2011 said...

A cup of coffee, a samosa to binge on (and a fat free one at that!) one cannot ask for more :)

Kalpana Sareesh on September 14, 2011 said...

Perfect n sin free baked samosas..with wonderful filling!!!

Hari Chandana on September 14, 2011 said...

Wow.. looks super perfect and delicious.. thanks for the wonderful recipe dear :)
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Deepali on September 14, 2011 said...

samosas can be healthy too.. thanks Kalyani for this nutritious & healthy version with veggies & loads of carbs for kids :)

Vardhini on September 14, 2011 said...

Yummy samosas Kalyani.

Vardhini
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Chandrani Banerjee on September 14, 2011 said...

Baked samosa looks tempting. Perfect snacks with a cup of tea.

Priti on September 14, 2011 said...

Baked version is always gud n healthy ..looks so yum

Rinku Naveen on September 14, 2011 said...

Loved this baked version.Superb!

Sarah on September 14, 2011 said...

sure is lovely! and since it is baked, we can gorge on it !

Kaveri on September 14, 2011 said...

These baked samosas looks awesome...nice clicks

Radhika on September 14, 2011 said...

Perfect with a steaming cup of chai.

Santosh Bangar on September 14, 2011 said...

awesome looking samosa healthy we can eat it without any hesitation

Harini on September 14, 2011 said...

hey Kalyani, love the sweet potato filling..and I love the baked versions better :)

vaishali sabnani on September 14, 2011 said...

Kalyani..i am a samosa fan...must try these..they look really super...gorgeous!!

Laxmi on September 14, 2011 said...

Perfect Healthy samosas.. nice clicks..

PJ on September 14, 2011 said...

BAked version sounds healthy. Next time I make samosas I am going to bake them. Nice click:)

Krithi's Kitchen on September 14, 2011 said...

Sweet potato filling is a great idea!!
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Kavi... on September 14, 2011 said...

Yoohoo!! Superrrr Alternative to the fried ones! ;)
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Kavi | Edible Entertainment

munchmunchcrunchcrunch on September 14, 2011 said...

baked version is definitely better tha the deep fried one...Inspite of running out of time, you were able to click those pics..really shows your interest i blogging...much appreciated

Alpana on September 14, 2011 said...

Healthy samosa.......super awesome.

Prathima Rao on September 14, 2011 said...

Perfectly baked, guilt free samosas!!!! Im bookmarking this one :))
Prathima Rao
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soujanya on September 14, 2011 said...

Super samosas....i luv it!!
where do we get the sheets...???

Renuka on September 14, 2011 said...

Beautiful pictures..... I love samosas. Now you have given me a healthy samosa recipe. Thanks so much.ferb

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal on September 15, 2011 said...

I am going to have to bake them too, looks superb.

Sensible Vegetarian on September 15, 2011 said...

This looks great, perfect tea time snack.

Now Serving on September 15, 2011 said...

perfect pick to make! awesome pictorial - Please send to FFNFF hosted by Archana of Mad Scientist's Kitchen - Cheers, priya

Vatsala. on September 15, 2011 said...

Lovely presentation. Loved the baked version.

schmetterlingwords on September 15, 2011 said...

Good choice! A healthy way to snack on... Beautifully presented :)

Premalatha Aravindhan on September 15, 2011 said...

Delicious version,luks so tempting...lovely presentation.

Vidhya on September 15, 2011 said...

Loved this guilt free samosa.

Jayasri Ravi on September 15, 2011 said...

Delicious and healthy samosas and tempting clicks too..

Nirmala's kitchen on September 15, 2011 said...

Yummy and healthy samosas .One small enquiry?Is this sheet available in chennai?

EC on September 15, 2011 said...

Nice healthy version of samosa..

the mad on September 15, 2011 said...

Wow what a lovely presentation.
Love them. Can I join you for tea?

Thanks for sending this to my event could you please send me the details to themadscientistskitchen@gmail.com

Do check out my event and send me your entries.

Kalyani on September 15, 2011 said...

@ Nirmala & Soujanya - these are called Samosa Pattis - available at any upmarket departmental store. Eg: Hypermart . In Chennai nilgiris might have it. If not, at any departmental store where you generally get imported stuff life brie cheese, whipped cream etc.

Prabhamani on September 15, 2011 said...

Hey Kalyani,

Thank u so much for stopping in my space,& 4 a lovely words :) Those Samosas luks really gud.Perfect "T Time" snack!!
U having a Wonderful blog with Yum Yum recipes...Will try to sent my entries 4 the event soon!!!

dreambake on September 26, 2011 said...

I added 1 / 2 c. teaspoon garam masala as well. As a note, I cut the potatoes into very small cubes, and they do not need to be precooked. The 20 minutes of oven time was enough to cook the potatoes perfectly. I will make these samosas again
Dreambox Remote

Kalyani on September 26, 2011 said...

@dreambake - thanks for dropping by.. and do keep visiting

Susan on September 28, 2011 said...

Yum! And very tasty in sepia tones, too. Thanks, Kalyani, for your BWW photo.

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