Recipe: Easy pea and spinach samosas

Recipe: Easy pea and spinach samosas

by Maria Martin |

Find out how to make easy pea and spinach samosas with this recipe from our resident baker, Ruth's Little Kitchen.

This is an adaptable recipe suitable to take out for a picnic or have warmed at home for lunch or dinner. Ruth says: "I often use left-over potatoes instead of the spinach."

Ingredients for samosa | Makes 12

1 carrot

1 onion

1 tbs of Olive oil

2 cloves of garlic

1 tablespoon of curry paste (I like Korma)

100g frozen peas

100g spinach

100g paneer cheese

4 sheets of filo

Sesame seeds

Sunflower oil for brushing the filo

Method to making these yummy samosas

  1. Peel and finely dice all vegetables.
  1. Finely chop paneer.
  1. Heat oil and sauté carrots and onion on medium to low heat- do not brown.
  1. After 5 mins, add garlic, and fry for 10 min
  1. Add curry paste and mix thoroughly
  1. Add spinach and frozen peas, continue to cook until dry.
  1. Take off heat and add finely diced paneer.
  1. Take 4 sheets of filo from the packet, lay them onto of each other and lengthwise cut into three equal pieces. Cover with a clean tea towel so pastry does not dry out.
  1. Take one piece to the side and brush round the edges with oil
  1. In one corner, put a heaped teaspoon of the vegetable mixture and then fold over to create a triangle – it will take about three folds until the mixture is encased.
  1. Continue folding until the end of the filo and place on a lined baking tray with the seam underneath
  1. Repeat with the remaining 11 pieces of pastry
  1. Lightly brush all triangles with oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  1. Immediately bake for 20 mins, or until golden
  1. If leaving to cool, remember to use a cooling rack.

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