Ethiopian Style Samosas With Marmalade
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Due to the long trading history between India and Ethiopia, samosas have been a staple food item for Ethiopians. Samosas are traditionally deep-fried but this recipe has been modified for pan frying.
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 45mins
- 2 cups plums, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons butter
- 2 medium tomatoes, quartered
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon harissa
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
- 1 (2 inch) vanilla beans
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 1 lb yukon gold potato, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 1⁄2 cup chopped carrot
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons red curry paste
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄3 cup light coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 cup hot water
- 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 7 teaspoons peanut oil, divided
- To prepare marmalade, warm olive oil and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add plum, shallots, tomatoes, and garlic; bring to a simmer, and cook 30 minutes, stirring often. Stir in sugar, harissa, thyme, and vanilla bean. Simmer 20 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Discard thyme sprig and vanilla bean; stir in basil and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- To prepare filling, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and potatoes to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Reduce heat to low. Add carrot, curry paste, and garlic to pan; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 cup water and coconut milk; bring to a simmer. Cook 15 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates and potatoes are tender. Stir in lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Transfer to a bowl; cool. Partially mash potato mixture with a fork.
- To prepare dough, combine turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 30 seconds or until fragrant, stirring constantly. Transfer to a plate; cool.
- Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour, toasted spices, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and baking soda in a food processor; pulse to combine. Combine 1/4 cup hot water, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a bowl. Add the hot water mixture through food chute with food processor on, and process until dough forms a ball. Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rest 15 minutes.
- Divide dough into 12 equal portions. Working with 1 portion at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying), roll on a lightly floured surface to a 4-inch circle. Place 2 tablespoons filling in the center of each dough circle. Moisten edges of dough with water; fold dough over filling to make a half moon. Crimp edges with a fork to seal. Repeat with remaining 11 dough portions and filling to form 12 samosas.
- Heat 2 teaspoons peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 6 samosas to pan; cook 3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn and cook 3 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 teaspoons peanut oil and remaining 6 samosas. Serve with warm Marmalade.
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