For some reason, I was really craving an Asian’s favourite today – somosas! I love the large vegetarian puffy ones (I know, great somosa terminology) but couldn’t find them anywhere and so here is a very simple recipe (and my first on this blog) to make your own!
You will need:
For the dough: Water, self raising flour, salt, oil
For the somosa filling:
Peas (you can add any other frozen veg if you want)
Optional – sweet chilli sauce for some savoury flavouring, or your favourite herbs/fresh crushed chilli
+ oil to fry them in
Add the salt to the flour, and rub the oil into it. Add water and knead into a stiff dough. Flatten the dough using a rolling pin.
Meanwhile, chop and fry the onion into tiny chunks.
Boil the potatoes and mash them with a potato masher or simply use a spoon, as I did.
Stir the peas into the mash once they have unfrozen as well as the fried onion. At this point, you can choose to add any herbs/spices to spicen the filling up. I simply added some sweet chilli sauce.
Using a somosa cutter, (or if you haven’t got one, then you can use a knife to make diamond cut outs) fill the centre with a spoonful of the mix and seal the edges with a fork. Note: These somosas will look best if you make them larger than typical ones as they will be softer!
Simply let them fry in some oil 🙂
You could even make your own chutney/sauce to compliment the somosas. I simply mixed mint, garlic and chilli sauces, but if you want to go the extra mile you could make a proper chutney with things like fresh chilli, crushed garlic, tomatoes or onions 😀
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