Authentic Indian Vegetable Samosas [Vegan]

Authentic Indian Vegetable Samosas [Vegan]
Savvy Maria

Savvy Maria

A teacher living in Cyprus trying to spread the vegan message and make the world a better place for human and non-human animals. Nutrition enthusiast, vegan foodie, panda obsessed & crazy dog lover
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A Little Treat 

I usually go for healthier choices but today I have something special for you! Because we all need a treat every once in a while! Authentic Indian vegetable samosas is a fantastic dish to enjoy with friends and family and show them how yummy vegan meals can be!

The Indian cuisine is my personal favorite as I like the spices used and the fact that you can veganize almost everything! While authentic Indian Samosas are usually fried, you can definitely also bake them for a less calorie dense outcome!

Either way, authentic Indian Samosas are an absolute delight to all senses. I’m sure you will appreciate this recipe, as it’s super easy to make and it tastes absolutely amazing! Perfect for parties or gatherings! The ultimate vegan appetizer!

The origin Of Samosas

The samosa is claimed to have originated in the Middle East (where it is known as sambosa) prior to the 10th century.

Samosas were introduced to the Indian subcontinent in the 13th or 14th century by traders from Central Asia.

Amir Khusro (1253–1325), a scholar and the royal poet of the Delhi Sultanate, wrote in around 1300 that the princes and nobles enjoyed Samosas.

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The samosa contains Wheat flour or maida flour shell stuffed with some filling, generally a mixture of mashed boiled potato, onions, green peas, spices and green chili or fruits. The entire pastry is then deep-fried to a golden brown color, in vegetable oil. It is served hot and is often eaten with fresh Indian chutney, such as mint, coriander or tamarind.

Authentic Indian Vegetable Samosas [Vegan]

Samosas are the perfect snack. Ideal for a family gathering. You can customize the dish by adding your own favorite veggies and spices. Let’s get started!

Ingredients (6 samosas):

For the pocket:

For the filling:

  • 1 cup boiled potato cut into cubes
  • 1/2 frozen or pre-cooked green peas
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • A teaspoon of ground coriander – cumin
  • 2 minced hot green chilli peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  • In a bowl, mix the flour and salt for the dough and slowly start pouring the oil in. Add the water and knead into a soft pliable dough.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for about 30′
  • Toast the cumin seed in a saucepan for about 30 seconds to bring out their flavor and scent.
  • Add onion and ginger to the pan and saute for 5′.
  • Add the garlic, chili peppers, turmeric, salt, and garam masala.
  • Saute the spices for a couple of minutes and then add the potatoes and peas. Allow to cook for a while and then mix and mash lightly. Remove the filling from the stove and let it cool.
  • Divide dough into 6 equal portions.
  • Roll the dough into balls. Cut the balls in half and press with your fingers to create a pocket.
  • Stuff the dough with the filling and seal them into a cone shape.
  • Heat oil and fry your samosas 3 or 4 at a time. Alternatively bake them in the oven for a less calorie dense outcome.
  • Serve over a bed of veggies with some chilli sauce! Heaven!
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Your authentic Indian vegetable samosas are ready! Delicious! Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside! What a fantastic vegan appetizer!

Impress your friends and family with this amazing dish! Authentic Indian vegetable samosas are always a great addition to a rich meal! If you enjoyed this recipe, do let me know in the comment section below! Bon Appetite!

 

 

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Hi – do we use ground cumin or cumin seed for toasting. Plus 1/2 Cup peas and onion?

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