Healthy Samosa Baskets

Healthy Samosa Baskets

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Samosas are usually known to be an unhealthy Indian appetiser deep fried and filled with vegetables and some times meat and laden with calories. Here is my version of the ‘Healthy Samosa’ even down to the crispy outer shell. 

Healthy Filo Samosa

I do love a good samosa, and even though they are vegan friendly I still would prefer a healthy alternative, and these are it. Perfect bite size portion means that they do go down a little easier and quicker then I would like, but the thin crispy filo basket just adds the perfect texture to each bite. 

Healthy Filo Samosa

Clean and lean spicy samosa filling is very flavoursome and for this recipe I did cut down the spice as I’m a hot mamma, love lots of spice and chili in my food so you can probably double the chili powder or add a few fresh chili for an extra punch. 

Healthy Filo Samosa

 

Ingredients
1 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds
200g Diced Potatoes
1 Large Diced Carrots
100g Peas
100g Sweetcorn
1 Large Diced Onions
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
1/2 Tsp Chili
1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
1/2 Tsp Ground Coriander
1/4 Tsp Salt
100ml Water
Filo Pastry

Instructions

Healthy Filo Samosa

Add oil to a pan and heat over medium heat, then add cumin seeds and fry for about 30 seconds 

Healthy Filo Samosa

Add diced potatoes, chopped carrots, peas, sweetcorn and finely chopped onions to the pan and stir well.

Healthy Filo Samosa

Add turmeric, chili, ground cumin, ground coriander and salt to the pan and stir well and cook for about 2-3 minutes, add water.

Healthy Filo Samosa

Cook for 20 minutes on low heat until the potatoes are tender. 

Healthy Filo Samosa

Cut the filo sheets into small squares

Healthy Filo Samosa

Spray a mini muffin tin with oil, then lay 3-4 sheets at different angles and press down into the muffin pan. 

Healthy Filo Samosa

Make a well inside the filo basket

Healthy Filo Samosa

Spoon the samosa filling into the filo baskets

Healthy Filo Samosa

Bake in the oven at 200c for about 12-15 minutes until the pastry crisps up and golden brown. Serve and enjoy.

Healthy Samosa Filo Basket
Serves 8
Healthy Samosa Filo Basket
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Tbsp Oil
  2. 1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds
  3. 200g Diced Potatoes
  4. 1 Large Diced Carrots
  5. 100g Peas
  6. 100g Sweetcorn
  7. 1 Large Diced Onions
  8. 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
  9. 1/2 Tsp Chili
  10. 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  11. 1/2 Tsp Ground Coriander
  12. 1/4 Tsp Salt
  13. 100ml Water
  14. Filo Pastry
Instructions
  1. Add oil to a pan and heat over medium heat, then add cumin seeds and fry for about 30 seconds
  2. Add diced potatoes, chopped carrots, peas, sweetcorn and finely chopped onions to the pan and stir well.
  3. Add turmeric, chili, ground cumin, ground coriander and salt to the pan and stir well and cook for about 2-3 minutes, add water.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes on low heat until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Cut the filo sheets into small squares
  6. Spray a mini muffin tin with oil, then lay 3-4 sheets at different angles and press down into the muffin pan.
  7. Make a well inside the filo basket
  8. Spoon the samosa filling into the filo baskets
  9. Bake in the oven at 200c for about 12-15 minutes until the pastry crisps up and golden brown. Serve and enjoy.
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