mashed potatoes

Popular in India’s cities, samosas are a common street food. Easy to hold and eat, these pockets of dough are stuffed with variety of foods. One the most common fillings is a potato and pea mixture. Samosas are usually fried, but our recipe avoids unwanted fat, by baking them. The perfect time for making samosas is when you have leftover mashed potatoes on hand.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Mashed Potatoes
  • ¼ cup Frozen Peas
  • ½ tsp. Curry powder
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 1 Package Pizza Dough
  • 1 Egg, slightly beaten

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375. Spray a cookie sheet pan with cooking spray. In a medium mixing bowl combine mashed potatoes, peas, curry powder and salt. Set aside. Unroll pizza dough. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut dough into 3-inch rectangles. Place a 1-2 Tbsp. of potato/pea mixture on one side of each dough rectangle. Brush egg around the rectangle edge. Fold over the dough over the potato-pea mixture and seal the edges by pressing with a fork or your fingers. Place the samosas on a cookie sheet, and bake until they turn golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Serve with Yogurt mint dipping sauce (recipe below):

Yogurt Mint Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. Lime Juice
  • ¼ cup Fresh Mint Leaves
  • ½ tsp. Salt

Preparation:

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.