Baked Samosa

Samosas are my favorite snack. I still remember my childhood days when I used to buy one samosa for 50 paise in India. I simply love the crispy layer of it with spicy masala in there. Oh! I want to run to shop and have it right away! I also remember Vishal's samosa sandwich in Alkapuri.
There are lot of recipes which can be made using Samosa. But as I started gaining some weight, I thought started shredding all kinds of oily food. It is very rightly said, ' Necessity is mother of invention'. How long can you avoid your favorite food. So I made Samosa without deep frying in oil. In other words I baked Samosa in oven. And guess what? I am at winning side. My samosas are simply awesome--crispy layer and spicy masala...Oh! I love it.

For masala:
5 Medium boiled Potatoes
1/2 cup peas
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp crushed green chilli paste
1.5 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp crushed peanuts
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 cup green chopped coriander
Mango powder
oil for sizzling

For Cover:

2 cup all purpose flour (maida)
baking soda (slight)
5-6 drops lemon juice
cold water for kneading


For Masala:

In a bowl add mashed potatoes, peas, coriander powder, salt, ginger and chilli paste.
Mix them well.
Heat 2tsp oil in a skillet pan.
Add coriander seeds, crushed peanuts, cumin seeds and sesame seeds to this.
When sizzling is done, remove it from stove and mix it well in potatoes mixture.
Add green coriander, mango powder and salt according to taste.

For Cover:
Mix all ingredients viz., all purpose flour, sugar, salt, baking soda.
Knead well with cold water and lemon juice into soft dough.
Keep a side for 15 mins.

Making of Samosa;
Take small portion of dough and form round ball using your hands
Roll dough ball in 4-5" circle.
Cut it into half using knife
Take semi circle roll and fold into shape of cone.
Fill the potato mixture using spoon.
Seal the opening using some water.

Oven Baked Samosa:
Turn your oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.
Reduce the temperature to 300 degree Fahrenheit when you keep samosa in oven.
Usual time is 45 mins for perfect crispy samosas to get ready.
In between keep turning sides , so that they dont get burn on one side.

Serve them with mint-coriander chutney and tamarind chutney. Enjoy

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