Baked Samosa

Several years ago, I had asked Hari (my companion cook and masterchef) to make me a baked samosa instead of the usual deep fried one. And to use whole wheat flour instead of the usual all purpose flour (maida). The result was outstanding. However, the experiment was not repeated for several years as baking was not in my blood then. Having adopted a vegan lifestyle in the past few years, I have this baked samosa at least twice a month. I have offered it to several guests and they all have said that the baked version is really good (some even said that it was better than the fried one – I  hope they were not being polite!). Whatever the case may be, this oil-free, whole food samosa is really worth a try. While using the term ‘baked’, this is, in fact, air fried. But it can also be baked in an oven.

For The Wrap
1 cup whole wheat flour
Salt to taste
Water as required
For The Filling
3-4 medium sized potatoes
1 green chilli, chopped fine
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
1 tsp raw peanuts
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste
Making The Wrap
Add salt to the flour
Add water, a little at a time, and knead the flour into a crumbly dough
Take a ball of the dough and roll it to form a circle, about 6″ in diameter
Cut it in the centre to get two semicircles
Take a semicircle and fold the edges to the bottom of the semicircle
Seal the edges with water
You should now have a cone
Repeat for the rest of the dough
Making The Filling
Boil the potatoes well
Set aside
Heat a wok and add cumin seeds and peanuts
Roast for about a minute
Set aside
Mash the potatoes and add to the roasted cumin and peanuts
Add green chillies
Add chilli powder, coriander powder, chopped coriander leaves and salt
Mix all ingredients well
Making The Samosa
Take a cone of the flour and stuff the filling in
Seal the edges using a little water
Repeat for the remaining cones and the filling
Transfer to an air fryer and ‘fry’ for 10 minutes at 200° C
Remove and serve with green chutney or your favourite dip

One Comment Add yours

  1. Shubha says:

    Sir thanks for proving that a high calorie heavy snack can be so light, and so tasty! I had the good fortune of enjoying this from Hari’s hands.


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