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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Baked Samosa with Spinach and Paneer stuffing

Ingredients for outer covering:
1 ½ cup of all purpose flour
⅓ cup of oil
¼ teaspoon of salt
¾ cup of water or enough to make  a stiff dough

Ingredients for filling:
1 bunch of spinach washed and chopped
1 cup paneer
⅓ cup of pine-nuts or any nuts
1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
1 tablespoon of chopped green chili
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of cumin powder
1 teaspoon of coriander powder
4 tablespoon of oil
1 teaspoon of salt
¾ cups of water.

Prepare dough for covering: Combine the all purpose flour, oil, salt and water to make a stiff dough.  Cover and let it rest for 30 to 40 minutes covered.

Prepare filling: Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the spinach microwave it for a minute and allow it to wilt for 15 minutes, squeeze it to remove the water contained in it.

To a pan on medium heat add 4 tablespoon of oil.  When the oil is hot add the cumin seeds, fennel seed, wait for a few seconds till the cumin and fennel sizzle, add the chopped ginger and green chili, saute for a few seconds add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder saute for a few seconds add the paneer add a little water cover and cook for a few minutes add the spinach and cook for 5 minutes.  Add water as need to prevent the pan from burning at the bottom.  You want to have a dry filling to make the samosa. After the spinach is cooked  keep it aside and let it cool. When it is cool assemble the samosa as shown in the video

By baking instead of frying the oil used for making samosa has been cut down. These samosa are a lot less greasy yet the taste has not been compromised. This is a healthier version of samosa.

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