Introduction: My Contest Entry to the Jan 2014 Samosa Recipe for Manjulas Kitchen
Step 1: Items You Will Need
SWEET POTATO SAMOSA
Makes 8 samosas.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 11/2 tablespoons oil
- ½ cup of water( you may need more or less)
- 1 1/2 large sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into very small cubes
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
- 3 tablespoon of roasted nuts (any nuts of your choices I used almonds)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1tablespoon of fresh ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon allspices powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar or honey
- 2 tablespoons butter or oil
- 1/2 cup raisins
Step 2: Step Two the Dough
- Mix the flour, salt, oil and salt together to make a soft dough (add more water as needed).
- Knead the dough for about 2 minutes to make the dough smooth and pliable.
- Set the dough aside and cover it with damp cloth. Let the dough sit for at least 15 minutes.
Step 3: Step 3 the Filling
- Heat the oil or butter in a frying pan on medium high heat. (Watch the butter and make sure it will not burn.)
- Add the potatoes and stir-fry for about 6 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.
- Stir in gram masala, roasted nuts, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspices, raisins, ginger and honey or sugar. (Add more sugar or honey according to taste.)
- Let the filling cool to room temperature.
Step 4: Step 4 All Together
- Take 2 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour to make a paste and keep aside.
- Knead the dough for a minute.
- Roll the dough flat to abount1/4 inches thick.
- Cut the flatten dough in to 6 inches rounds. (You can use a cookie cutter.)
- Fill the rounds with 3 tablespoons of filling. Press this filling down with your fingers.
- Spread the paste lightly all along the edge of one side of the circles making a semicircle of the paste.
- Pick the circles up with both hands and fold it into a half moon shape. Pinch the side so that it is completely sealed. (You can use a fork to make sure it is sealed.)
- Continue filling the rest of the samosas.
- Heat about 1-1/2 inch of the oil in a frying pan on medium heat the tempter should be around 350F. You can bake them in a oven at 350. (Use piece of dough to check the oil tempter. The dough should sizzle and come to the surface slowly.)
- Place the samosas in the frying pan a few at a time.
- When the samosas are floating on top of the oil turn them slowly.
- Fry the samosas until the samosas turn a light golden-brown color on all sides.
Step 5: Suggestions
- The samosa will go good with sweeten yogurt or tamarind chutney
- I made them into half-moon shape, but they will work in the regular samosas shape.
- You can add, take away, or change the amount of the spices to your liking.