Samosas

Samosas make a great flavorful and also filling appetizer or can even be a meal.  This is a simple recipe due to the egg roll wrappers I used, which are just as delicious as making your own dough but much easier!  I serve them with the Cilantro Mint Chutney.  Yummmm!!!

Samosas

Growing up a bunch of us went to the Hare Krishna temple almost every sunday for their free vegetarian feast and at first there were just a few of us but over time the upstairs balcony  was full of friends and friends of friends.  Then they started to charge 2$ which was still a great deal.  Across the street they had a Indian restaurant named Govindas and my friend Janelle and I went to cosmetology school right around the corners so we ate lunch there a lot and the samosas were my all time favorite!

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Recipe: Makes 12 – 15 Samosas

  • 12 – 15 Large 4 by 4 Egg Roll Wrappers
  • 3 Medium to Large Potatoes 
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/2 White Onion
  • 2 – 4 Serrano Chilis
  • 2 – 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 Minced Fresh Cilantro
  • 2 Teaspoons Fresh Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Expeller Pressed Grapeseed Oil
  • Expeller Pressed Grapeseed Oil for frying

Instructions:

Dice and cook potatoes in boiling water until soft but not mushy

Dice carrots into small pieces and steam in a pot of water on a steamer until soft

Measure coriander seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric and garam masala and add to 4 tablespoons olive oil in a sauté pan and cook on med heat for about 5 minutes or until seeds begin to crackle and spices release their fragrances

While spices are cooking (keep an eye on them) chop onions then add to pan along with the salt

 While onions are cooking, finely grate ginger, mince serroenos and garlic

Make sure and stir onions and when they are soft add ginger, serranos and garlic.

 Sauté for a couple of minutes then add the carrots, peas and potatoes then stir thoroughly, cook for 5 more minutes to incorporate all the flavors

 Place a sheet of an egg roll wrapper on a plate and add some filling leaving at least 1/2 inch around

 With your finger spread some water on the bottom edge of the wrapper, flip bottom over about 1 inch over the filling and press the corners together

 Spread water on 3 remaining edges using the water as a glue to stick together then fold right corner over and sealing the edge on to the folded over part

 Then fold left corner over and seal forming a triangle.  Press down edges softly but making sure it is sticking good and continue with the rest

 Add about 3/4 inch of grapeseed oil to a pan and place as many samosas that will fi and fry until the bottom is golden

Flip them over and fry the other sides then remove when evenly golden

Place onto a few sheets of paper towels to remove excess oil and they are ready to eat!!!

The cilantro mint chutney is the perfect dipping sauce

Health benefits: 

Potatoes are a good source of essential iron, which supports red blood cell function bringing oxygen to your tissues. They are a good source of vitamin C and have significant amounts of copper and zinc. The copper keeps your nervous system healthy and boosts the immune system also helping your body absorb iron.

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