Thursday, April 19, 2012

Samosas: the snack food of India and Central Asia

Samosas by Anoop Iyer
Samosas, a photo by Anoop Iyer on Flickr.

Time and labor intensive, the Samosa is delicious. It is full of spices and thus takes quite a bit of time to make.

Vegetable Samosa FIlling

1 Potato finely diced (5 to 10 mill cubes)
1 carrot finely diced - as above
2 cloves of crushed garlic.
1 Onion finely chopped
1 Cup of frozen peas
1 tblspn vegetable oil
2 tspn curry powder or your own spices according to taste
Salt, Pepper to taste.
100ml of vegetable stock.

Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and garlic, mix in the spices and fry until soft. Add the vegetables, seasoning and stir well until coated. Add the stock, cover and simmer for 30 minutes until cooked.

You don't have to make your own pastry. You can simply buy some ready-made pastry from the shop. For samosas you want to fry, use Filo Pastry and for samosas you want to cook in the oven use Puff Pastry.

See youtube for more!