Thursday, August 20, 2009

Baked Chicken Samosas

I love samosas, but it’s hard to find a good one here in my neighborhood. They do sell it at our local Indian grocery store or serve it at the Indian restaurants but they are either too greasy or the filling was flat-out tasteless. So the answer to this problem is to make it myself. I made a lighter version of it. I used the spring roll wrappers and instead of frying I baked it. The end result, a delicious healthy snack that’s probably better than the ones from your local Indian restaurant.

Ingredients:

2 medium size potatoes – peel and cut into small cubes
1 small onions – finely diced
1 small carrot – finely diced
1/4 cup green peas
1 small piece of chicken breast – finely diced
1 clove garlic
2 tsp of curry powder
1 tsp of chili powder
A small handful of fresh cilantro/coriander – (chopped finely)
1/2 tsp of sugar
Salt to taste
12 - 14 sheets of large spring roll wrappers
1 egg - beaten



1. Mix the curry powder, chili powder with 3 tbsp of water. Mix well until it becomes a paste. Set it aside. Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Sauté onion and garlic until fragrant and lightly brown.
2. Add in the curry paste. Stir-fry until fragrant. Add in the chicken and stir-fry until it changes color. Add in the carrot and potatoes. Stir-fry until well mix and add in about 1 ½ cup of water. Bring it up to a boil. Cover and slow simmer until the potato tender and mixture is dry.
3. Add in seasoning and green peas and cilantro. Mix well and dish out. Cool the mixture before using. Take a sheet of the spring wrapper and cut it into 3 equal size strips. Put some filling to one side and fold to one corner to make a triangle. Keep folding triangles up toward the end. Brush some egg to seal (refer to pictures)
4. Place the samosas in a well greased baking sheet. Spray or brush some olive oil on the samosas and bake in a pre-heated 400 degree F oven until lightly brown.
5. Serve with some sweet chili sauce.


Note: You can make this into vegetarian but omitting the meat.

21 comments:

Ellie said...

Thanks for the recipe. It's so easy and sounds DELISH!! I will definitely give this a go soon!

Sonia said...

Good idea, bake it is better than fry it, I like this too, will try it out soon. Thanks for kind sharing.

chakhlere said...

wow!! Thats grt !!
Loved the step pictures of rolling a samosa.

My Asian Kitchen said...

I bet it's must taste good not to said healthy!! talking about samosa .I bought a packet from Indian grocery store but still in frezzer!! must cook soon b4 frost bite!

Petite Nyonya said...

It's clever of you to bake instead of fry it. Healthier!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh, I love your baked version, so much healthier.

Elin said...

Your baked version is so much healthier...thanks Gert for the idea :)

ramizah said...

Gert,

sekarang kita dah mula puasa di Malaysia. boleh la tengok resepi Gert, boleh masak untuk berbuka.

meeso said...

I LOVE it! Baked and perfect, and I love chicken samosas :)

ICook4Fun said...

Ellie, hope you like it.

Sonia, you are welcome.

Chakhlere, thank you.

Lesley, I am able to get those frozen ones here too :)

Nyonya, yes it is.

LCOM, thank you.

Elin, you are welcome.

Ramizah, I am sure you family will like this for berbuka puasa :)

Meeso, me too :)

Jessica said...

I love samosas and have always wanted to try making them myself!

ICook4Fun said...

Jessica, hope you will try this out.

blogresipi said...

Suke samosa nie tp we dont have spring roll wrappers... maybe we could try using fillo dough :D

Janet @Gourmet Traveller88 said...

Never made samosas before. Have to try making them next time I have dinner party. Thx for sharing.

ICook4Fun said...

Blogresipi, it is a good idea to use fillo dough.

Janet, you are welcome.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I know this might be a stupid question but can u buy the sheets of large spring roll wrappers or do you have to make them? and have you ever tried freezing them!? the receipe sounds great tho!!

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, you I used store bought spring roll wrappers and yes you freeze it after you make it and bake it whenever you want to eat some.

Aku said...

I've made this yesterday night (03 Sept) as a side for breakfasting. Trying to be creative, I put some grated mozzarella. And I got leaked wrappers since the cheese melted.
:(

This recipe is easy and delicious too. Will try another recipes next time.

Christelle said...

I really really love the fact that they are baked, I am not a bit fan of deep fried in general :))

ICook4Fun said...

Aku, glad that you like this.

Christelle, I am trying not to fry it :)

Anonymous said...

I made these last night and everyone in my family loves it...crunchy and the flavor was awesome. It does taste better when it is baked. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful and healthy recipe.