Mini samosa recipe
Easy chota samosa or mini samosa is great for travel and munching. Baking or air frying makes it guilt-free too.
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stand mixer optionally for kneading
For samosa pastry
(little less than 1 cup )chilled
ghee/oil if vegan
salt or as per taste
Oil for brushing during baking
soaked in water and drained
Spices for stuffing
red chilly powder
dried mango powder
Heat oil in pan. Drain the water from lentils and add them to the pan.
/chickpea flour to the lentils once they soften.
Add all remaining ingredients of the filling, except raisins to the pan.
Mix the spices along with the lentils and stir.
In a bowl, mix the cooked lentils along with chopped nuts raisins to make the filling.
Add all ingredients of the pastry in a bowl to knead the dough in the stand mixer(except water)
Knead the dough with little less water to get a semi hard dough.
Add extra flour as needed, to keep from sticking to hands and board
Place the dough in a well-oiled vessel and cover with a cloth/plastic wrap for 15 minutes.
Take a small portion of it and roll the dough into small round shape.
Cut it in 2 equal halves, make a cone by sticking the edges with water
Fill the stuffing and close the cone with water.Seal the edges with a fork
To air fry
Line up the samosas on the grill.
Bake for 20-25 mins, brushing oil 3 times in between at 180 degree C.
To bake in oven
Line up the samosa in a baking tray.
Bake the samosa in a pre-heated oven at 180 C (or 360 F) for 15 minutes(fan-forced)
Brush/Spray with oil and bake further for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown in color.
Allow to cool on rack. Serve warm.
If you want to bake with wholemeal, ensure you use half plain flour and half wholemeal.However,that pastry is a little softer.