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Oven Baked Samosas

Posted By Vardhini On August 3, 2011 @ 5:58 am In Appetizers,Baking,Eggless,Gallery,Healthy Recipes,Indian,Kid Friendly,Snacks | 29 Comments

Happy to announce the 3rd edition of “Dish it out” being hosted by Reva of Kaarasaaram and the ingredients are Tomatoes and Chilly. Do send in your entries friends.
Coming to these beauties, aren’t these one of the tastiest snacks of all times. I have had it in restaurants and they taste so good and flaky and the filling with the right spice mix makes every bite a delicacy. Of course they are deep fried and I was not interested in trying it out at home until I happened to stumble upon a cooking show where these were baked. All bulbs went on in my head and I was all set to try it out.
Mission accomplished and my verdict on the outcome would be that nothing beats the real one although this is a cool alternative if you (like me) hate deep frying.  I would make it this way any time to satisfy those cravings which peak up at odd times and they are pretty easy to make too. The filling is similar to what I make for puffs. Added bonus is that my 6 yr old picky eater liked it. Hmm we never know what they like and not like. So off to the baked samosas.

Ingredients – For filling
1 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin
1 small onion
4 medium potatoes
1 carrot
1 cup peas
1 cup channa
1 tsp chilly powder (adjust to taste)
1.5 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala

Ingredients – For outer cover
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp butter

16 samosas

Method - Samosa filling
Heat oil and season with cumin seeds. Add onion and saute.

When onions are cooked add the vegetables. I used potato, carrots, peas and channa.

Add the spice powders and salt. (Coriander powder, chilly powder, turmeric, garam masala)

Mix well and allow the vegetables to cook. Sprinke water if needed.

Method – Outer cover
Sift the whole wheat flour. Combine whole wheat flour and all purpose flour. Add salt and butter.

Make a stiff dough using water. Set aside for an hour.

Take a small ball of the dough and roll it flat like a roti.

Using a pizza cutter or knife cut across as shown to form 2 semi circles.

Place a tbsp or more of the filling over one semi circle.

Roll over as shown. We are making a cone.

Roll the other side so it overlaps and forms a cone.

Samosas are ready to be baked. Brush with milk.

Place in a 425F preheated oven for 15 minutes.

At the end of 15 minutes, reduce oven temp to 375F and flip the samosas. Bake for another 10 minutes.

Guilt-free samosas ready to munched on with some mint chutney and sauce.


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