Sweet & Beet Samosa

When it comes to Samosas, it’s all about the stuffing. Taking the ever so popular Indian snack to a whole new high with a mix of sweet potatoes and beetroots spiced up to a nicety.
By Priya Mahadevan

Samosas

Sweet & Beet Samosa
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Recipe Type: Hor D’Oeuvres/ Appetizers
Author: Priya Mahadevan
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 4-6
When it comes to Samosas, it’s all about the stuffing. Taking the ever so popular Indian snack to a whole new high with a mix of sweet potatoes and beetroots spiced up to a nicety.
Ingredients
  • FOR THE DOUGH
  • 1 cup AP Flour
  • 2 tbsp Sooji or cream of wheat (slightly coarse)
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • For the Stuffing
  • 4 medium sized Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 medium sized beets
  • 2-3 spicy green chilies
  • 1/3 cup grated paneer (optional)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Steam the sweets and beets.
  2. Strain or dab off any excess water
  3. Mash the sweets
  4. Grate the beets
  5. chop the chilies finely add the salt
  6. In a pan add 1 tsp of oil and the veggies and cook for a couple of minutes
  7. For the Dough
  8. Mix the dry ingredients and add the oil and mix – Add water slowly making sure you only use as much as you need to make a non-pasty, firm but soft & fine dough. Pinch into 5-6 Roll out the pinched balls into 5-6 inch wide tortillas/chappatis
  9. Cut right through the centre dividing them into 2 half moons
  10. Wet the corners with a touch of water and fold to create a cone.
  11. Press ends together to make sure they stick well.
  12. Now spoon in the stuffing, pushing it into the cone tightly.
  13. Fold the dough over the stuffing and close the ends by pinching them together.
Notes

Makes about 12-14 samosas

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Priya Mahadevan

Priya Mahadevan is a writer and food blogger with a background in journalism & communication. Priya's mission with her food blog is to blow the myth that healthy cannot be tasty. She was a political and feature correspondent for a prominent Indian newspaper in the 90s before moving to the US. She lives in Virginia with her husband and 3 beautiful children. You can find her world of vegetarian recipes at http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com.

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