Samosas are my primary love. I can have them any day of the week at all times of the day. Needless to say, this isn't possible - it's not the most healthy snack - especially when it's fried. But these aren't - or atleast they don't have to be.
This recipe was passed onto my mom by her college roommate, and is definitely an old, traditional Gujarati recipe.
For the Shell:
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/4 cup melted butter
For the Filling:
1.5 cups boiled Potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup Peas, cooked
2 tbsp Amchur powder (dried mango powder) or Chaat Masala
2 tsp Chilli powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
Salt, to taste
Roast & Grind:
1/4 cup Fennel Seeds
1/4 cup Coriander Seeds
4-5 dried Red Chillies
3-4 Curry Leaves
Mix flour and butter and a little water to make a soft pliable dough. Take small amounts and roll out into circles, cut into halves and keep aside.
Mix together all the filling ingredients.
Scoop a heaped tablespoon of the filling into the center of each semi-circle. Fold the ends over as in the pictures.
Bake @ 350 deg F for 25-30 mts.
I had some extra filling and dough, and wanted to try something I'd seen a long time ago here. I shaped the rolled dough into a muffin pan. Then added the filling into the cups and baked for about 20 minutes.
These would be perfect as appetizers! And you can experiment with the filling. The dough is a winner!