So this is a little different for me! Please tell me that I am not the only one who gets a craving for a food that just won’t go away, and NEEDs to have that food, or else it distracts me for a good long while until I GET it! In my belly!
Falafel is one of those. Samosas is another. So here we are. I have no chickpeas, but I happen to have potatoes, peas, and flour. Choice made. That is a tough one…very close.
Howeverrrr. Both are deep fried. Lovely. I don’t think I can go that far in the homemade version. That is what take-out is for. No one else is eating these tonight, so I may as well make them healthy. Sigh. Anyhoo, let’s go.
I have a crockpot lamb curry going from my post last month. So even though it was frozen, I put it in on high, and it is ready to go with some millet and these beauties:
Aren’t they pretty? Well, not as pretty- not even nearly- as deep fried Samosa, but I can’t very well do that in good conscience. At least not tonight!
I was so inspired by another blog, but I decided to make mine gluten-free. These are also vegan by the way, so if you are in the “I am the healthiest person on the planet” competition these will fit the bill. HA!
The flour that I used was just the Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Flour found in stores or on Amazon
You make the dough from water and this gluten-free flour, and mix until just moistened:
Once you have the ball flattened and the mixture made, you flatten the ball between two pieces of waxed paper and form a cone in your hand like this:
Ignore my gross hands…and let’s move on.
You fill it up with the yum-mixture and press the sides and top closed to seal. Bake for 20 minutes and then you have them ready and waiting for you. Just like take-out! But healthier…
See how flaky but nicely browned these are? Here’s the step by step, how to make this healthy, gluten-free, vegan, homemade version:
Gluten-Free Vegan Indian Samosas
- 1 cup gluten free flour mix (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour)
- ¼ cup plus 2 tsp. warm water
- Dash salt
- 1 tsp. canola oil
- 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 3 cups choppe)
- 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
- 2 small peeled and chopped carrots
- 1/2 tsp.cumin powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/4 tsp. red chili powder
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- ½ tsp. curry powder
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- * 2 tsp. canola oil to sauté the mixture, and 2 tsp. to brush the samosas
For the Dough:
In a bowl, add the flour, salt, and oil. Mix well.
Divide the dough to 4 balls. Place on waxed paper and cover with the bowl or a damp towel. Set aside while you make the mixture.
For the Mixture:
Boil the potatoes and at the last 10 minutes of cooking, add the chopped carrot.
Mash both thoroughly- leave some texture
Heat a frying pan and add 2 teaspoons oil.
Add the spices and sauté for a minute. Should be fragrant but not toasted.
Add the potato and the peas in and mix. Let mixture cool.
Putting it all Together:
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350°.
Take one ball of dough and roll with the rolling pin into a medium thickness circle on the waxed paper.
Cut the circle into half.
Take one-half and fold into a cone. Seal along the fold. Place the cone in your palm, like a large pencil. Fill the cone with 1-2 Tbsp. of the filling.
Wet along the edges of the dough with water if you need to and pinch to seal. Set aside on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Repeat for the rest of the dough and mixture.
Brush the samosas with oil, and bake for 15 minutes, and the bottom rack of your oven. Flip them over, and cook another 5 minutes. Depending on your oven, the samosa might take a bit more or less time.
*Note. If you have a lot of left over filling to dough ratio, you can double the amount of dough made. Or you can save the filling for another time.
* *Note 2: If you want, I know you can also fill filo dough or dough shells with the mixture and bake, for a different approach, but still just as tasty!
Please attribute this recipe: Show it came from hardlyagoddess.com
These will do nicely. Now all I have to do is make some chutneys to dip them in…next time!