Truth be told, am a sucker for recipe books and cookery shows. Although my phone scheduler said I needed to pick up my textbooks for an impending exam,the mind was wandering on something else. Bad student I know L
The worse thing was it was a relatively cold day in January and at 3:30 pm, the hunger pangs for something spicy (and fatty) had started to kick in.. (You know how these things go…. before you look, you are munching on something that your mind and heart both know is bad for you - Has this ever happened to you ?? )
And to boot, the television wasn’t switched off and so I ended up watching , AND baking these yummy baked samosas.
Vikas Khanna is a relatively recent phenomenon on the Indian Cookery scene,but has mastered the art of getting the audience hooked with this Fit Foodie program that used to air on a Food based channel. So, it was yummy samosas for tea time .
I had some of the filling left over from the stuffed Vegan buns, and it came in very handy for a quick and healthy samosa. No more leftovers ! yay!!! I made just a batch of 4, for which surprisingly the family waited patiently till I clicked J J
So, go on and make these. And satisfy a craving that can be pretty easily converted into a baked one.
Baking Marathon Day 21 : Baked Samosa
Recipe type : Snack – Indian / Tea time snack
Course: snack or appetizer
Spice level : medium to high
Prep time : 10 mins | Bake time : 15 mins | wait time : 20 mins
- Wholewheat flour – 1/2 cup
- Maida – 1/2 cup ( you could use 1 cup of entirely maida OR wholewheat, I was just trying to feel less guilty :D)
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – 4 TBSP (split use) + 1 TBSP for basting
- Ajwain carom seeds – ½ tsp (optional but recommended)
- Baking powder – ½ tsp
- Filling : mixed veggies / soaked and ground channa dal/ boiled potato and peas (pretty much anything you like) + spice powders (turmeric , salt, garam masala powders, amchur etc – all to taste).**
How to :
- In a bowl, add the flours, salt, ajwain half the oil and mix well . Rub the oil into the dough till it resembles bread crumbs. Now add warm water and rest of the oil till you get a semi soft dough. Cling wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 mins.
- Meanwhile prepare the filling. Saute the veggies in 1 tsp oil. Sauté till done, add spice powders , check for spice and cool (** I had a cup of leftover veggies so just sauted them in 1 tsp oil and cooled).
- Pinch out a small roundel , roll into a small flat disc, add a tsp or two of the filling. Shape into samosa as shown, preheat the oven to 155 / 160 C.
- Brush all the samosas with a film of oil, bake for 15-17 mins (keep an eye after 13 mins), flipping them once after 10 mins.
- Cool them a bit and indulge J