Samosas with Indian tomato sauce
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
These pea and potato samosas are served up with a delicious tomato kasundi - a spiced Indian tomato sauce that will be a perfect addition to your condiments. The kasundi recipe makes 2 cups.
|1 packet||Puff pastry, pre-rolled sheets|
|2 cups||Potatoes, peeled and finely diced|
|2 Tbsp||Vegetable oil|
|3||Garlic cloves, crushed|
|1||Onion, finely diced|
|1 tsp||Cumin seeds|
|1 tsp||Chilli powder|
|3 tsp||Curry powder|
|½ cup||Frozen peas|
Kasundi (Indian tomato sauce)
- To make the samosas, defrost the pastry sheets and set aside.
- Boil the potato in salted water then drain.
- Heat a frying pan, add the oil then the garlic, onion, cumin, chilli and curry powder until the onion is soft. Add the potato and frozen peas and cook until the peas are soft. Salt to taste. Cool filling.
- Preheat the oven to 200C.
- Cut the pastry into 15cm circles, then cut each circle in half. For each samosa, brush the edge with water then make a cone shape around your finger. Seal the edge and put in the filling then press the two edges together to seal. Repeat. Brush the surface with a beaten egg.
- Lightly grease an oven tray and arrange the samosas then bake approximately 15-20 minutes or until golden.
- To make the kasundi, heat the oil in a saucepan then add the turmeric, chilli, cumin, chilli, ginger and garlic. Stir over a gentle heat for 5 minutes.
- Add the onion and the vinegar then the tomatoes and sugar.
- Stir all together and simmer for 1¼ hours, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste. Pour into sterilised jars or keep in the fridge.