Sensational Baked Samosas: #153 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Here we take the warm healing of a potato curry and add a crisp baked pastry instead of the traditional fried version. Your heart and your mouth will both be happy. The kiddos gobble these down too!

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($6 total for 12 samosas)

Pastry (thanks to Alissa for the inspiration!):
2 cups flour – $0.32
2 tsp baking powder – $0.03
1 tsp salt – $0.05
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp water – free
1/4 cup coconut oil – $2.20

Filling:
1 tbsp olive oil – $0.10
1/2 onion, chopped – $0.50
2 garlic cloves, minced – $0.08
1/2 tsp each ginger, turmeric, curry powder, cumin, salt, pepper – $0.84
2 potatoes, baked in the microwave and chopped – $0.40
1/2 cup chopped asparagus or peas – $0.25

Dipping sauce (kid invention called MegaSauce!):
1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce – $0.15
3 tbsp soy sauce – $0.30
2 tbsp maple syrup – $0.48

Non-stick cooking spray (canola or coconut oil) to lightly coat the pastries – $0.50

Directions

1. Prepare the dough, filling, and sauce. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add the water and coconut oil and mix well until it forms a dough. Knead for about 5 minutes, then put in a lightly oiled bowl and cover to let the dough rest for about 30 minutes while you prepare the veggies.

In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes until they get soft. Then add the garlic and spices, mix well, and cook for 3-4 more minutes. Microwave the potatoes for 5 minutes or until a fork can pass through them easily, then chop up the potato and add to the onion mix with the asparagus or peas. Stir to mix well then set aside.

In a small bowl, mix all the dipping sauce ingredients and mix well.

2. After the dough has rested, cut it into 6 pieces and gently roll them into balls. On a floured surface, roll out each ball to a fairly thin circle about 5 or 6 inches across. Slice the circle in half with a knife, and add about 1 tbsp filling to each half. Fold the two cut corners of the pastry down together over the filling to make a triangle shape, then pinch the ends of the triangle together and fold it over to seal in the filling with a nice scalloped edge. You can also pinch together the seam across the top.

3. Once the pastry is nicely shaped and sealed, spray the top and bottom of each one with cooking spray and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Once you’ve filled all the pastries, bake them at 400F for 25 minutes, until they’re nice and golden on top. Serve with the dipping sauce and your favorite side dish (we had some extra jerk chicken lying around). These also make great leftovers the next day. Enjoy!

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 2 = 1-3 hours
  • Servings: 2 = 4-6 servings
  • Cost per serving: 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness:  3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 2 = healthy-ish
  • TOTAL: 15/18

If you tried it, please let me know how it came out for you. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!

3 thoughts on “Sensational Baked Samosas: #153 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

  1. Wow, these samosas are absolutely SENSATIONAL, as the title says. I am very glad to have gotten to make these!!! They are delicious and I would definitely recommend them!

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