With the Super Bowl approaching fast, I wanted to post a fun “finger food” idea for you all to possibly bring to your Super Bowl party. I personally prefer my samosas vegetarian style, stuffed with spiced potatoes and dipped in palak paneer or mint chutney. The only difficult part with making homemade samosas, is wrapping them. Think back to when you were a kid passing notes in class, you know, the ones with those fancy origami folding styles. Well, samosa wrapping is just like that, except on a larger scale, and stuffed with goodness.
Once you get the feel for folding, it’s a piece of cake (it took me a while, then I had my a-ha moment). I wouldn’t be surprised if these little fried Indian food bites tasted just as good brushed with olive oil and baked, instead of fried. That was an afterthought I had after submerging all of them in frying oil – that will be my next adventure in samosa making.
Deep-frying them in oil gave me a greasy, guilty feeling – but once I got over it, it was well worth the guilt. They are absolutely the tastiest little curry-filled devils. If anyone is pondering what to bring to a Super Bowl party that could be considered “finger food”, please make these. Next time I’ll try baking them, but if it’s your first time with samosas, you have to try them fried. Even if it’s only a half batch, its totally worth it.
- 4 cups chopped potatoes
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup freshly chopped cilantro
- 1 egg
- Large wonton wrapping paper
- Canola oil for frying
Boil potatoes in salted water until tender. Meanwhile, saute chopped onions, carrots, and minced garlic with a drizzle of olive oil (about 2 tablespoons). Add spices to onions and carrots after 30 seconds (red chili powder, curry, garam masala, tumeric, ginger and salt). Cook until onions are translucent and carrots tender (about 5 minutes). Once potatoes are done, mash them up and mix in spiced onion mixture. Stir in frozen peas. In a deep frying pan (I used a wok) filled about half-way, begin to heat your canola oil (or whatever frying oil you choose to use). While oil is heating up, you can begin stuffing and wrapping your samosas. Above I gave a detailed picture of how to wrap a samosa.