BAKED SAMOSA

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Stepwise pictorial recipe of BAKED SAMOSA made with Whole Wheat Flour & just few drops of oil.

Samosa needs no introduction. Amongst all the snacks/street foods in India, samosa is at the top due to its liking & popularity. We have barely seen any person who dislikes samosa. However some people have the restrictions because of their health issues as samosa is usually made with All purpose Flour & deep fried.
So we decided to remove these 2 obstacles from the path of samosa lovers & tried this healthy version.

So, if you are a samosa lover but can’t have them being heavy on your heart &/or stomach or even otherwise you don’t compromise with your health, then this baked samosa is for you. We hope you will surely love it.

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INGREDIENTS

For The Outer Layer :

*Whole wheat Four – 2 cups
Carom seeds – 1/4 tsp
Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Oil – 3 tbsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Water as per need

For The Stuffing :

Potatoes (boiled) – 3-4
Green peas (boiled) – 1/4 cup (optional)
Cumin seeds (dry roasted & roughly crushed)- 1/2 tsp
Ginger (grated or crushed) – 1 tsp
Green chillies (chopped) – 2
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
Mango powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves (chopped) – 2 tbsp
salt as per taste

METHOD

For The Outer Layer :

1. Seive whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
2. Add oil & rub the oil with your fingertips to get a breadcrumb like consistency.
3. Now start kneading the flour to a stiff dought with water.
4. Cover the dough with a moistened muslin clothe or kitchen towel and keep aside for 30-40 mins.

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For The Potato Stuffing :

1. Take a bowl, add potatoes and mash them. Add green peas, if using.
2. Add rest of the ingredients and throughly mix them, preferably with your hand.
3. Take some potato mixture and make a small ball out of it with the help of your palms. Keep aside after making all the balls.

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Assembling The Samosa :

1. When the rest time of dough is over, knead the dough lightly again.
2. Now take a small piece of dough & roll it on your palms and place it on a rolling board.
3. Roll the ball with a rolling pin like you do for making chapatis,keeping the thickness neither thin nor thick.
4. Then place the ball of potato mixture, you have already prepared, in the middle of rolled chapati.
5. Beginning from one side, hold the chapati from two spots (gap between both the spots should be about 1.5 to 2 inches) & stick both the spots.
6. Likewise repeat the same from opposite side.
7. Then lift the stuck spots from both the sides & stick again with each other crossing over the potato ball placed inbetween. This way, you have completed half of the star shape.
8. Now moving on to rest of the 2 sides which are still fallen flat.
9. Hold the absolute center spot of both the flat sides with the help of your finger tips, lift and join them too with the already lifted & spots, already stuck earlier. Your star shape is completed.
10. Be sure there are no cracks & the edges & all the open sides should be joined very well. Apply water with your finger tip where you are countering problem in joining the ends.Wp_2016_09_23_10_41_36.jpg

11. Now take a kitchen scissor and cut the star shape from all the 4 corners, leaving the center intact.
15. Fold all the 4 cut strips downwards & pinch the lower portion, which are exactly under the folded strips, giving it a pointed shape.
16. When all your samosas are ready, arrange them in the greased baking tray and brush them with a little oil.
17. Place the tray in a pre-heated oven** at 180 degrees celsius for 30 to 35 minutes, till the crust is golden and crisp. Do keep in mind that oven temperatures vary so keep a check.

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Your baked samosas are ready. Serve them hot with TOMATO KETCHUPGREEN CHILLI HOT SAUCE or IMLI AUR PYAZ KI CHUTNEY or with any of your favorite chutney.

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NOTE

* You can also use only all purpose flour/maida or a half-half of both whole wheat flour and all purpose flour.

** You can also make them in Airfryer or even can fry them in hot oil.

I have given this shape to samosas just to please my son & for a change. You can go either for regular shape or any other shape of your liking.

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Regards

PAYAL BALI SHARMA

Shailender Sharma

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Rohini says:

    Simply wow….

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  2. Suneetha gr says:

    Hi, Payal lovely way to eat samosas, really I was happy to see this post. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.

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    1. Me too is happy to know that you really loved them. Thanks for appreciating my work.

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  3. Looks so lovely and neat! Very appealing.

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    1. Thanks a ton for all your words of appreciation.

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  4. Bushra RB says:

    Ok, so I am crazy about Samosas. i am going to try these soon. Great recipe dear. Loved it.

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    1. Thank you so much. Keen to listen your experience soon.

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    2. Bushra RB says:

      That’s great then!

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  5. So pretty, and I’m sure very tasty! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much and do standby your surety… because they were really amazing.

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    2. It’s on my “to try” list. 🙂

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  6. Rini says:

    Prettiest samosas I have ever seen. They look delicious too!

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    1. Thankew sooooooo much Rini…

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  7. BeaFreitas says:

    These look absolutely amazing !!

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  8. They look so nice! I will make them very soon! Thanks for sharing! 😊

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    1. Great to know that. Thank you.

      Do share your samosas. Keen to see them….very soon

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  9. Kumar Harsh says:

    This made me smile. I just had a samosa. 🙂

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    1. …..but you made me sad. You should have waited for these to deliver you 😛

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    2. Kumar Harsh says:

      Oh I am sorry. Please send them as soon as possible. I am hungry always for food and when this looks so delicious, I feel like I can taste it already. Haha.

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    1. Thank you dear Anuradha….

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