Guest Post by Allison Dale: Samosa and Gluten Free Samosa Chaat
This recipe is from Allison, who has been dating my son for about 31/2 years now. Allison is vegan, and a big fan of cooking and eating Indian food. She can polish off a big bag of bhel mix all by herself. This was one of the first recipes she made with/for my son, and has also made for us one Thanksgiving.
8tbspbutter or vegan butterEarth Balance is a favorite
1tbspveganaise or yogurt
1tbspflax meal mixed with 2 tbsp warm water
2cupscooked fingerling potatoeseasiest to cube and boil
1cupfrozen green peas
2tbspavocado or any mild cooking oil
1/2-1tspchili powderadjust to taste
saltand pepperto taste
Gluten Free Dough
Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir together
Cut butter into small cubes, mix with flax seed water
Add to the dry ingredients, knead until dough forms a ball
Roll out the dough into a sheet
Use a pizza cutter to cut into triangles
Bake in 375 preheated oven for about 15 minutes
Add oil to a large pot on medium heat
Add mustard, fennel and cumin seeds and cook until the mustard seeds start to pop
Add in ginger garlic paste, and onions and saute until fragrant
Add in potatoes, peas, chili powder, turmeric, chilis, salt and pepper and mix
Cook covered for about 5-10 minutes on low heat
Add lemon juice, cilantro and cook covered for a couple of minutes
Add a bit of water if too dry, and mash lightly to form a homogenous mass
Samosa and Samosa Chaat Construction
Normally I would make my own non gluten free dough, but the gluten free dough proved to be unworkable to make samosas, so I used refrigerated pie crust to make the samosas.
For the gluten free version , I put samosa filling on top of the gluten free crust bites, and topped it with diced onion, tomato, chilies, cilantro, and tamarind chutney.
For the regular samosas, I cut each crust into 4 triangles, place a few tablespoons of the samosas filling and wrap. Pinch edges
Bake samosas in oven at 400 degrees, cook until brown, flip halfway through.
Serve with chutneys
I have tasted these samosas, and they are awesome!
This recipe was accompanied by a beautiful letter by Allison, who's been dating my son for 3.5 years and loves everything Indian. She has made bisibela baath, rajma, chole and best of all, my son's favorite kootu!