GUEST POST BY KAREN D’SOUZA
We all love samosas! Who can resist them? Especially in the evenings, with a cup of tea and that tangy tamarind chutney to dip the samosas in! I am sure most of you have already started drooling with the mere mention of it. Some of us have been enjoying it since we were kids. But now, as most of us are health conscious, we resist the urge to eat them because they are generally deep fried in a lot of oil.
Baked samosas, on the other hand, are a healthier version of the traditional samosas. These have all the flavours and heartiness of an old-fashioned samosa without the unhealthy frying. I cannot really call it the healthiest of foodstuff because they do include potatoes wrapped in pastry, but because we have avoided the abundant use of oil and frying, I call it the healthier variety.
For the filling:
100g/4oz potatoes, peeled
100g/4oz carrots, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp cumin seeds
1 onion, chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground coriander
A pinch of garam masala
A handful of coriander leaves, chopped
For the pastry:
300g/11oz wheat flour
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
A pinch of salt
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Karen Lavina D’souza
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About the Author
Karen was born in Kuwait and raised in Mangalore, India. Though she loved eating, she never entered a kitchen until her mid-twenties when she passionately began cooking for her baby sister and boyfriend (husband now). Till then, cooking was probably not even on her list of passions. But after a lot of experimentation and kitchen accidents, Karen now finds cooking therapeutic. She believes it is an art that gives her a sense of satisfaction when she prepares dishes for her friends and family, especially her little one.
Her dishes are usually simple and include easy-to-find ingredients. Her goal is to provide busy moms with tried and tested quick recipe options. So, in the midst of running around after your kids, cleaning boogers off your clothes or simply trying to steal some time for a bubble bath, you can still prepare these easy but delicious meals for your loved ones as well as yourself.
For dinner, check out how to make a quick & yummy egg masala curry!