Wholegrain Baked Samosa Stuffed With Sweet Potatoes & Peas #SundaySupper

  A warm  freshly baked samosa stuffed with a savory mixture of sweet potatoes, peas and red potatoes is the ultimate comfort food for me. It conjures up memories of me as a child walking down the street to a “sweet and snack shop ” where I would watch as  freshly stuffed samosas were fried in a huge cauldron of oil and eaten piping hot by the people who bought them.  I would usually eat one right there while it was hot and then take the rest home. This was in Bangalore India where I grew up.  When my Sunday Supper team decided to do a ” Comfort Food Theme” I immediately thought of samosas .  A samosa is like a calzone and you can be very creative stuffing it. Well, here in the States they still continue to be my favorite comfort food and I usually get  some pretty good ones from an Indian restaurant .  When I was pregnant, I craved them and my poor husband was rushing to the store every time the craving hit ! Now I’ve figured out how to make a healthier version by baking it instead of frying and it tastes better. I also used a combo of sweet potatoes and potatoes and this raised the nutritional value and gave it more character.  The stuffing must be a little spiced, so I added some mustard seeds, onion, cumin, grated ginger and chili to the sweet potato mix ! They came out crisp and fresh from the oven and it took self-control to take some pictures before devouring them. You can eat them plain, but I like to dip them in a tangy date ginger dip which makes it a sweet and savory treat ! They also go pretty well with  this  mint cilantro dip !

 

Nutrition Wise !

Baked samosas are a good source of fiber if you use whole grain dough.  Sweet potatoes and potatoes add to the fiber and give  a healthy dose of Vitamin A & C. Peas are bursting with flavor, fiber and antioxidants ! So much goodness in a samosa !!

 

 

 Making the samosas

Knead dough. Make small balls the size of a lemon, roll them out and cut using a  calzone press. Then stuff the mixture into half of the press and close to get a nice samosa. If you don’t have  a calzone press, just make lime size balls of dough and roll to form a circle. Stuff  one side of the circle with filling, close the circle and seal with some water. It will work just as fine ! If you do it manually you can control the size of the samosa. When you use a calzone press they come out pretty large.

Short cut method ! 
Since I am following the October Unprocessed Challenge I made my own dough with a mix of oats and whole grain wheat flour.  You can also use pizza dough, pastry dough, wanton wraps or puff pastry sheets. It has quite a different taste with the puff pastry.

 

 

Samosas Stuffed With Sweet Potatoes & Peas

Serves 12
Dietary Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet Potaoes
  • 2 Large potatoes
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 onion (chopped fine)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups oat flour

Note

If you do not want to make your own dough, use your favorite pastry dough, pizza dough, puff pastry or pie crust.

Directions

Bake or boil potatoes and sweet potatoes. Scoop out flesh.
Heat oil. Add mustard seed and wait for them to splutter. Saute finely chopped onion, ginger, chili flakes and cumin for about 2-3 minutes.
Add potato, sweet potato to the above mixture and fold in. Add peas and salt. Remove from fire.
Mix 2 cups oat flour with 2 cups wheat flour with warm water and knead till it forms a firm dough. knead about 10 minutes and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. This will help the gluten to form and make it easy to roll.
Roll flour into 1/8 inch thickness and use a calzone press to cut circles. You can also make lime size balls and roll each ball into a circle.
Stuff a scoop of mixture into one half on the circle and bring the other half over and seal using water. Use a fork and make a nice edge.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes till golden brown
Enjoy warm with your favorite dip.

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Comments

  1. I love your baked version, Sunithi! Sounds soooo much better than the deep fried variety. the filling sounds delicious too!

  2. the samosa only just taste yummy. but after I try this cilantro dip, they’re really good combination. i make the dip more spicy, after all I like spicy :D

  3. These remind me of our empanadas here. I love the spicy filling and the ginger dip! If they´re baked I can have more than one right? Have a great sunday Suni!

  4. I love samosas and have not tried one yet with sweet potatoes. Adding it to my list of to-cook recipes. Yummy

  5. Sounds delicious! I love to eat the fresh Samosas on the street in Mumbai. I also love the pav vada : ))

    Thanks so much for making these yummy foods in a healthy way!

    Kat

  6. These are like empanadas to a Mexican cook! Amazing! And I want those little elephants!

  7. I always get samosas when I go to an Indian restaurant. Thanks for giving me a healthier version to make at home!

  8. I think I love you :) I have a soft spot for samosas but try to stay away from them since they are usually unhealthy. Not your version though! I will give these a try!

  9. I LOVE samosas. When you posted your dish I was so excited. I always order a samosa or 5 when we go out for Indian. I really wish I had a few of these for dinner right now.

  10. Samosas make me drool, I love them!!

  11. Suni, these look absolutely delicious. I love sweet potatoes. I can’t wait to try this delicious recipe. Pinned.

  12. I love Samosas I will try this recipe very soon.

  13. Ah man, this is freaking amazing. I swear my chin hit the floor when I saw these. What a great recipe. I want to have dinner at your house tonight.

  14. Yum yum yum! These look beautiful, and I love the sweet potatoes and peas inside – great combo!

  15. Wow, these babies are stuffed with all kinds of goodness!

  16. Oh now you have gone and done it, I am obsessed with samosas and after reading your posting I have decided to change my dinner plans to Chicken Korma and some of these samosas. And since they are baked and have wholegrains they are good for me right? So I can eat more then one. :)

  17. I love the sweet potatoes in these! I’ve never made my own samosas. These look easy enough and considering I’ll never find them with sweet potatoes at the deli… I guess I need to learn to make my own. :)

  18. I LOVE samosas! Sooo tasty. I love that you baked these and created a comforting healthy filling. Well done.

  19. what a great way to enjoy samosas. I have never tried using sweet potatoes and bravo on using the whole wheat with oat flour! I am going to have to incorporate some sweet potatoes :)

  20. Yum!! I do a shortcut version of samosas with wonton wrappers – but my filling is completely different. These look amazing, definitely going to have to try them!

  21. How wonderful! I’ll have to try this soon!

  22. Sunithi, I LOVE LOVE LOVE samosa. I can completey appreciate the fact that they are baked instead of fried. I want to make some now! Yummy!

  23. Love samosas! I really want to give these a try soon!

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