Samosa Pot Pie


 Samosa Pot Pie | Samosa Pie Recipe
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Samosas’ are a popular street food in India  . A Samosa is a fried pastry with spiced  savory fillings like potatoes , peas , lentils , ground / shredded chicken and lamb . It is often accompanied by Tamarind & Mint chutney . In the northern parts of India , they are also served with Spiced Chickpea curry or with a slice of toasted bread. I decided to give these beauties a make over and transformed them into pies !

Recipe : Yield – 12 – 14 Pies
Ingredients:

For the Pastry Dough:

1 cup  All purpose flour
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons oil
1/4 teaspoon Ajwain ( Carom Seeds )
1/3 cup Chilled Water (or more or less)

 

For the Filling:Samosa filling

5 medium potatoes – Boiled , peeled and chopped into very small cubes
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
2-4 chopped Green chilies
1.5 teaspoon Coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon Garam masala
1.5 teaspoon Amchur ( dry mango powder )
Salt – As per taste
1/4 cup – Chopped Cilantro leaves
2-3 tablespoons oil

Method

Making the Pastry Dough:

1) Mix the flour, salt, oil , ajwain well and then add the chilled water, a tablespoon at a time, to make a soft dough . Knead the dough for a few minutes to make sure its smooth and pliable.

2) Set it aside and cover it with a damp cloth. Let it rest for at least 15 minutes.

Making the Filling:

1) Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat .

2) Once the oil is hot , add cumin seeds , green chilies, coriander powder , salt and stir for few seconds.

3) Add the potatoes and stir-fry for a few minutes. Make sure they get coated with the spice mix. Now add garam masala and amchur. Adjust spices to taste.

4)Let the filling cool to room temperature.

Assembling the Pie:

1) After the resting period, knead the dough for a minute and divide into 3-4 equal parts. Roll out each part to approx 3-4 mm thickness and cut out the lids for the bowls – circles / squares or the shape of the your bowl.

2)Divide and spoon the filling, equally among the bowls. Brush water on the edges of the bowl.

3)  Place the cut out lids, on the bowls and press firmly along the edges. Using a knife, make slits in the lid.
4) Preheat the oven at 200° C . Place the prepared bowls on a baking sheet and bake the pies for about 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot with Tamarind- date chutney and/or mint-cilantro chutney !
Samosa Pot Pie
Tips :
1) You may use any filling of your choice – just make sure its cooked .
2) I would suggest you to cover the bowl, completely with the lid and overlap + fold at the edges, as shown in the image below. The crust holds better this way. (Image source: prezi.com)
Baked Samosa Pie - www.foodbound.wordpress.com
Enjoy with a cup of Hot Chai !
Sonal 🙂
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