I had been contemplating between a savory and a dessert post for you guys, but as per my cravings at that time, the savory finger food won. Maybe, just maybe I will settle with a dessert post for next week Monday, just because the week has got to start on a sweet note. I am actually one of those people who wake up one morning and decide to go vegan, or eat clean or healthy foods for just hours or a day, then change mind like and am back to my old habits like I never left. No regrets like ever. This particular post is one of those days, I try to switch things up.
Early this year I wrote an article and included a video on “How to make samosa from scratch”, It was an interesting piece, but looked forward in having a baked version and compare notes. Shall we?
Making “Baked Samosa“
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15 mins Cooling time: 20 mins
Bake time: 25 mins
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
Yields: 23 Samosas
- Samosa sheets – store bought
- 2 diced medium tomatoes
- 1 large red onion diced
- 2 cloves of garlic grated
- 1/2 inch garlic – grated
- 1 cup of diced potatoes – boiled
- diced ham
- cooked and diced bacon
Step 1: Saute the onions on a pan drizzled with cooking oil until translucent then slightly golden brown for 3 mins. Add in the ginger and garlic mix and allow it to infuse for 2 mins. Season with salt and mix. Add in the diced tomatoes, and let it cook for 3 mins until its mushy.
Step 2: Add in the ham and bacon to the tomato mixture to warm it up for 1 min, add in the cooked diced potatoes and mix them all together.If it gets a little dry, add a 1/4 cup of water. Add seasoning if need be or additional where necessary. Cover to cook for 5 mins or until all the water has evaporated and try as possible to mash the potatoes but not all the way through.
Step 3: Prepare the samosa sheets by peeling each sheet and covering the rest with a damp cloth. This will prevent them from drying up. On one side of the rectangular sheet, form a triangle with a mini triangle hanging over. Using a paste of water and flour mixed together, apply some of the paste on the top elongated sheet and slanted edge of the triangle – as shown in the video above. Where the paste is, fold the sheet and seal them together to form a pocket like triangle. Repeat the steps to make all the pockets and cover them with a damp cloth.
Step 4: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Adding the filling, but scooping some of it into the pocket and gently pushing it down, and with the help of the paste, sealing it form a perfect triangle. Repeat the steps for the rest. ALLOW THE VIDEO TO GUIDE YOU.
Step 5: Align aluminium foil to a baking tray, place the samosas on the tray. Brush some cooking oil on both sides. Bake them in the oven for 25 mins or until the edges are golden brown.
Step 6: Allow them to cool for 10 mins, then serve with a sauce, guacamole, salsa or pesto while still hot. I decided to enjoy them with some lemon tea.
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