This is a simple samosa recipe and even easier if you have leftover, cooked vegetables. Make with filo or puff pastry. My kids love these and of course, you can change the filling according to what you have lurking in the fridge. This is a superb way of using up Christmas Leftovers. Boxing Day samosas with a glass of something cold. Perfect.
Makes around 12 samosas
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3cm piece of ginger, grated
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Korma Spice Pot - 2-3 teaspoons, to taste (or use the Goan or Bhuna)
400g of potatoes, peeled and cooked
200g frozen peas
1 tablespoon lemon Juice (optional)
Salt, to taste
1 pack of filo pastry or puff pastry
Heat the oil and cook up the onions for a few minutes before adding the ginger and garlic. The onions should be transparent and browning. Mix the Korma Spice in a little water or stock then add to the pan. Cook for a minute or so. Add in the potatoes, mashed up a bit or cut into small pieces (or add in leftover chicken, turkey and vegetables) Add the lemon juice if using. Mix it all up the add the peas and season well with salt. At this point, turn off the heat and put the lid on and allow it all to cool (the peas will continue to cook for a bit but will retain their colour).
Once cool, get our your filo pastry and lay landscape (!). Cut into 4 strips. Place a triangle-shaped about of filling at the bottom then just fold up into triangle shapes, all the way to the top. This can be a bit fiddly so if you are short on time, we suggest you use puff pastry instead.
If using puff pastry, cut out your desired shape and then simply fill and fold over, pressing down the edges so that the filling doesn't escape!
Oil the baking tray, then lay out the samosas, brushing with water, oil or egg to make them shiny.
Cook on about 190 degrees for around 15 minutes.
Serve with mint and coriander raita or mango chutney or chilli jam.
Recipe Notes: I also made samosas exactly the same way using sweet potatoes and the Bhuna Spice Pot. See this recipe here.
You can also make lentil samosas - just make the dhal recipe here, don't add too much liquid and stuff the pastry in the same way! This recipe is vegan if the pastry you are using is suitable.
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