Baked Samosas (From the New Revised Edition Moosewood Cookbook)

Recipe by GuarGum
READY IN: 1hr 25mins




  • Dough.
  • Mix the flour and salt together in a medium sized bowl.
  • Make a well in the centre and add the buttermilk or yogurt. Mix first with a spoon and then with your hand to make a smooth dough.
  • Add extra flour as needed to keep the dough from being sticky. The dough will be quite soft. Knead in the bowl for about five minutes.
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate until you are ready to assemble the samosas.
  • Filling.
  • Peel potatoes and chop them into 1-inch pieces. Place in a saucepan, cover with water and boil until very soft. Drain and transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Mash and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a heavy skillet. Add onion, garlic, ginger, mustard seeds, coriander and salt. Saute over medium heat about 8 - 10 minutes, or until the onions are quite soft.
  • Add the onion mixture to the potatoes, along with the remaining ingredients. Mix well but try not to smush the peas.
  • Cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • Assembly and baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F Generously oil a baking sheet, or cover with parchment paper.
  • Have ready a small container of flour, a fork, a small bowl of water and a pastry brush.
  • Flour a clean surface and, one by one, roll one inch balls of dough into a five inch circle.
  • Place approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of filling in the centre of each circle.
  • Brush the inside edges of the circle with a little water and fold the edges together to make a small hem. Crimp the edges firmly with a fork.
  • Place each samosa as it is made on the greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 425F for 15 minutes, then turn the oven down to 375F, turning the samosas over when you do. Bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Serve within 15 minutes of baking with chutney or your favourite dipping sauce.