Monday, March 17, 2008

Recipe: Samosas

My sister made me try samosas a long time ago. They're little Indian pastries filled with curried potatoes and veggies and they're delicious. I was excited to find a very simple recipe for these from Real Simple Magazine. I made them for my grandma's 95th birthday and they were fabulous!

I don't make mashed potatoes, so the fact that you could use the pre-made kind appealed to me.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
Kosher salt and pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
2 cups (about 16 ounces) refrigerated mashed potatoes
1 10-ounce package frozen peas, thawed
1 15-ounce package refrigerated piecrusts
1 jar mango chutney (optional)

Heat oven to 375° F.Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden brown, about 8 minutes.

Add 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the potatoes and peas.

Unroll the piecrusts and cut each into 6 triangles. Place a heaping tablespoon of the potato mixture in the center of each piece. Gather the corners of the dough and pinch to form a point. Pinch the seams to seal. Transfer to a baking sheet.

Bake the samosas until golden, about 25 minutes. Serve with the mango chutney, if desired.

Yield: Makes 12

CALORIES 216(50% from fat); FAT 12g (sat 4g); SUGAR 2g; PROTEIN 3g; CHOLESTEROL 7mg; SODIUM 518mg; FIBER 3g; CARBOHYDRATE 26g



Anonymous Robin said...

They sound delicious! Thanks for the recipe...I'm copying it down. And Happy Birthday to your grandma!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

I hope you like them, Robin! We missed you at the meeting yesterday!

7:51 PM  

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