Vegan Baked Samosas w/Tahini Sauce
I remember back in college; we use to love when Mickey went home for the weekend because we knew she would return with homemade Indian food her mother would make. My favorite food she brought back was Samosas. I had never made them myself, but I decided it was time to create a recipe. My husband loves Samosas, and he liked mine.
Samosas are usually deep-fried, but I decided to bake mine. You have to remember to turn them halfway through the baking process, so their golden brown on both sides. The first time I forgot to do that, and they were golden brown on one side and not on the other. But they were still very delicious!
2 1/2 cups Unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tbsp Cane sugar
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1 cup Warm water
2 1/2 cups Potatoes (diced)cook until tender
1/4 cup Peas
2 tsp Vegetable oil
3 Garlic cloves (minced)
1/2 Medium Onion (diced)
1 tsp Ground ginger
1 tsp Curry powder
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Tumeric
1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tsp White pepper
2 tbsp Cilantro
Make filling-In a large skillet on medium heat, add oil, onions, and garlic saute for 2 to 3 minutes
Add peas, ginger, cumin, curry, salt, pepper, turmeric, paprika, cayenne. Stir and cook for another 3 minutes. Set aside.
Make dough-In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Add water and oil. Knead to form a soft and sticky dough. Lightly flour clean surface knead until the dough is soft, elastic and smooth
Form dough into balls (approximately 16 balls). Roll out balls using lightly floured rolling pin. Cut flattened dough into half.
Spoon 1-2 tbsps of filling into the center. Fold dough "like a flag" to create a triangle. May need to wet fingers and pinch sides to keep food in the dough. Set aside on baking sheet, and repeat.
Bake in oven 20 minutes or until golden brown. Turn over 10 minutes into baking.
Serve with Tahini sauce (use this recipe), or you can buy from the store
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