Saturday, February 28, 2009

Quick and Easy Samosas

Yes, I know this is a cheater recipe. I have had a stressful time as of late, and I did not want a long recipe to make for dinner. So we had this super-quick samosa recipe. It was good, and it was quick. We probably wouldn't make it again though unless we were like, "Hmm I want some samosas RIGHT NOW." But most likely I would be willing to put in more effort to make more traditional samosas. These are definitely good though and they look really pretty in their little cones because I used my pastry wheel to cut the edges before I folded them up.


Quick and Easy Samosas
Real Simple, March 2008

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
Kosher salt and pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
2 cups (about 16 ounces) refrigerated mashed potatoes
1 10-ounce package frozen peas, thawed
1 15-ounce package refrigerated piecrusts
1 jar mango chutney (optional)

Heat oven to 375° F.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden brown, about 8 minutes. Add 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the potatoes and peas.

Unroll the piecrusts and cut each into 6 triangles. Place a heaping tablespoon of the potato mixture in the center of each piece. Gather the corners of the dough and pinch to form a point. Pinch the seams to seal. Transfer to a baking sheet.

Bake the samosas until golden, about 25 minutes. Serve with the mango chutney, if desired.

Yield: 12 samosas

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