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Baked Samosa, and a reason to indulge :-)

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 knowL

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.

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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 clickedJJ  

So, go on and make these.  And satisfy a craving that can be pretty
easily converted into a baked one.

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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

Ingredients:

  • 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).**

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How to :

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3.  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. 
  4. 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.
  5. Cool them a bit and indulgeJ

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14 Comments

  1. I can't even tell these apart from the traditional deep fried samosas. Perfectly made baked samosas — will definitely try these out.

  2. Suma Gandlur

    I actually love the crispy baked version. Mine is coming later this week. 🙂

  3. vaishali sabnani

    Lovely guilt free baked version of samosas! Would love to indulge into some.

  4. MySpicyKitchen

    Baked version of deep fried food is always welcome. Samosas look just liked the deep fried ones. Nice presentation and images came out good.

  5. Priya Suresh

    Baked samosa looks very catchy Kalyani, am eating them with my eyes..

  6. The Pumpkin Farm

    whiole wheat flour, this is as guilt free as eating roti sabzi, excellent way

  7. Looks so good Kalyani..and if these are so quick, and healthy..we can indulge all the time..:)

  8. I totally agree with you. Baked samosa and we indulge without any guilt.

  9. Varada's Kitchen

    The appearance is so close to the deep fried samosas. What a great snack!

  10. I love the baked samosas. Can have these any day!

  11. Wow!they look just like the deep fried ones! The next time you bake this, I am coming over 🙂

  12. Saraswathi Ganeshan

    Lovely snack !! And I cant believe it is baked, Looks perfect like fried with perfect color and texture..

  13. hmmm that is delicious and so guilt free!!

  14. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    This one is definitely a recipe to indulge in! How lovely this looks 🙂

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