Health recipe of the day: Baked samosa

cr_07_aug1Compromising on taste to stay healthy is a passé! Indulge in these healthy yet delicious samosas with a mixed vegetable filling. All you need to do is bake these triangular pieces of goodness instead of deep frying!

Health benefits of potatoes:
Potato has been found to have blood pressure lowering properties. It is a good source of vitamin B6, and is known to protect against cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems and certain cancers. According to traditional medicine, applying raw potato directly on areas affected by arthritis, infections, boils and burns will help. Raw potato juice is also consumed to help with stomach disorders and water retention.

Ingredients:
4 – large boiled Potatoes
1 – medium onion, finely chopped
2 cups – frozen peas
1 – large carrot, cut into small pieces
2 tbsp – oil
1 tbsp – Lemon juice
1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
4 to 5 – green chillies, finely chopped
1 tsp – Ginger paste Salt and Garam Masala as per taste
1/2 tsp – Sugar
6 – flour tortillas
1/2 cup – all-purpose white flour
Water

METHOD

To make samosa filling:

  1. Boil peas and carrots in water until cooked, and drain water.
  2. Cut boiled potatoes into little cubes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. When oil is hot, add the cumin seeds.
  5. Wait till they splutter and then, add the chopped onions.
  6. Fry onions till golden brown.
  7. Add the paste and fry for a bit longer.
  8. Add the chillies, potatoes, peas, carrots, lemon juice, salt, sugar and garam masala.
  9. Mix well, lightly mashing together ingredients.
  10. After it’s thoroughly mixed, remove from heat.

To make flour paste:

  1. Slowly mix water into white flour until mixture reaches a thick, lump-free consistency.
  2. Make sure to mix well while adding water.
  3. Ensure there are very few lumps of flour left and do not add too much water.

To make samosa:

  1. Take a flour tortilla and lightly toast in oven, till it is warm enough to fold in half and cut.
  2. Cut tortilla into two halves, down the middle.
  3. Create triangle with one half using flour paste to seal sides.
  4. Fill triangle with filling and seal ends with flour paste.
  5. Place on greased (with oil) cookie sheet.
  6. Lightly brush samosa with oil.
  7. Bake in oven at 350 degrees centigrade, turning once to ensure both sides are lightly browned (about 15 to 20 mins).

Recipe and Image Source: bawarchi.com

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