Monday 23 January 2012

Vegetable Samosas

From Commonsense Vegetarian, Mudoch Books, 2011.

The instructions for making the dough for these samosas called for a food processor but I used the old method of hands. It was still pretty easy to mix up the flour, salt and oil with a bit of water, then put them in the refrigerator to wait for the filling.

The vegetables for this were potatoes, cauliflower and frozen peas. The first two were cooked separately. Onion was fried for a while to soften, then garlic, ginger and curry powder were added to cook a little longer. Then came the vegetables (including the peas) and some lemon juice. They were given a minute or two and then left to cool.

The dough was now rolled out into 15 cm rounds. Mine were somewhat shaky circles as I can never get dough rolling very accurate. The circles were cut in half to make semi-circles. Mine were now even worse but I persevered.

A small amount of the filling was placed on these and they were folded over and sealed. I ended up with samosas of a variety of shapes. After deep frying they appeared much better than I had imagined they would turn out. And they were really good to eat with a little mango chutney. I thoroughly enjoyed them. The leftovers also were great the next day. Very satisfied.

I have always come away satisfied with the recipes from this book. They suit the name ‘commonsense’ and you end up with satisfactory meals from the down-to-earth instructions.

Taste: ✔✔✔✔
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔

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