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lizzy's homemade samosas

Recipe by
Karen Feinen
Rochester, NY

Another great vegetarian recipe from my friend Lizzy. She adapted the dough from a recipe in Michael Pandya's Indian Vegetarian Cooking.

yield 8 Samosas
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For lizzy's homemade samosas

  • 1 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1 - 2 scoop
    whey protein concentrate
  • 1/8 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 dash
    sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp
    coconut or olive oil
  • cold water
  • additional oil for frying
  • 4
    potatoes, diced
  • 1 or more c
    water or broth
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger paste
  • 1 tsp
    cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp
    turmeric, ground
  • 1 tsp
    garam masala
  • 1
    green chili, minced
  • coconut or oilive oil for saute
  • 1/2 c
    peas, cooked

How To Make lizzy's homemade samosas

  • 1
    DOUGH: Combine flour, whey protein concentrate, baking powder, sea salt.
  • 2
    Mix in 3T coconut or olive oil with fingers until mixture is crumbly.
  • 3
    Gradually add enough cold water to form a firm pliable while kneading for a few minutes.
  • 4
    Divide dough into 4 balls. Flatten balls and roll into thin disks. Cut each disk into a half circle. Moisten straight edge with water, fold over to form cone, pinching edge to make seam.
  • 5
    Fill samosa with cooked filling, moisten edges and pinch to seal.
  • 6
    Pan fry in coconut or olive oil a few minutes on each side until golden and serve with tamarind sauce.
  • 7
    FILLING: Place potatoes in a pot with a cup or so of water or broth.
  • 8
    In a separate pan, heat oil and saute green chili for about a minute. Add garlic with ginger paste, cumin seeds, turmeric, garam masala, and saute for another minute.
  • 9
    Add seasoning mixture to potatoes and cook until potatoes are tender.
  • 10
    Mash potato mixture and add peas, combining well. Use about 2T to fill samosas (or good to just eat as is).