Poha and Sprouted Vatana Samosa
by Tarla Dalal
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Everybody loves samose, but the moment somebody hears the word, it is potatoes that come to mind. Surprise your family and friends with this off-beat samosa, made with a stuffing of beaten rice and sprouted green peas, flavoured perkily with green chillies, coriander and other ingredients.
A squeeze of lemon gives the stuffing a tangy tinge, making it all the more enjoyable. We have used samosa pattis to make the Poha and Sprouted Vatana Samosa, to make things a bit easier.
However, samosa pattis get cooked very fast, so fry the samosas on a medium flame to avoid them from getting burnt before the stuffing gets cooked properly.
Try other samosa recipes like Hariyali Samosa and Chinese Samosa .
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
- When the seeds crackle, add the onions, green chillies and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the poha, hara vatana sprouts, turmeric powder, lemon juice, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the coriander and mix well.
- Divide the stuffing into 18 equal portions and keep aside.
- Place a samosa patti on a clean, dry surface and fold the right bottom corner of the samosa patti on the opposite side to form a triangle.
- Fold the entire triangle towards its left and again fold the entire triangle diagonally on the opposite side.
- Fill a portion of the stuffing and seal the edges using the plain flour-water mixture so that the filling does not spill out.
- Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make 17 more samosas.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, and deep-fry a few samosas, at a time on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
- Serve immediately with green chutney.
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