Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Healthy Baked Samosas with chana filling / Baked Triangle shaped pastry with chick peas filling

When you decided to go on diet, did you think you were saying goodbye to samosas forever? Well, guess what. It’s time to say hello again. These baked samosas are easier to make than regular samosas. It turns into something crispy, spicy and tasty too. These samosas are perfect on a rainy day. They are non-greasy and healthy too.


Nutrition Facts:
A regular fried samosa filled with potatoes contains about 308 calories. But these baked samosas contains about 130 calories.
Prep time: 45 mins + 10 hours for soaking chana/ chick peas
Cook time: 30 – 35 mins
Ingredients:
For Pastry:
Wheat flour – 1 cup
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Water – ¼ cup
For Filling:
Chick peas/chana – 1 cup, soaked and boiled
Onion – 1, chopped
Red chili powder – 2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Pepper powder – ½ tsp
Cumin powder – ½ tsp
Raw Mango powder – ½ tsp
Olive Oil – 1 tbsp


Method:
1. Combine the flour, salt, cumin seeds in a bowl. Mix in the water and knead for about 3 minutes. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a skillet, saute onions until it turns translucent. Add all the spice powders, salt and saute until raw smell appears.
3. Add in boiled chick peas and give a good mix until the boiled chick peas and spices blend together.
4. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
5. Divide the dough into 4 pieces and roll each into a smooth ball. Using your hands, form each ball in to a flat disk.  Roll the disk into a thin patty and cut the circle in half.
6. Take one of the half circle and make a cone shape starting at the center of the cut side to make the point of the cone and then overlap the edges together.
7. Put the filling in to the cone and close the cone, pressing the edges to seal it.
8. Place the samosas in the oven and bake for 30 – 35 mins. Serve.






2 comments:

  1. I like the filling. Its something new :)YUM

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  2. Thank u for your continuous support

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