Oven-baked Vegetable Samosas

Guilt free!

I love samosas but most of the recipes I’ve seen use a lot of oil to cook them. I don’t know why but I really don’t like to deep fry. Solution = bake them in the oven instead. Not only easier and safer, but also healthier.

These are perfect if you would like to eat more vegetables and also convenient because you can use whatever frozen vegetables you have (as long as they are small). I used some frozen mixed vegetables that I buy from the supermarket with added frozen sweetcorn kernels to give a bit of extra colour.

I must admit that it is a little time-consuming to wrap the samosas – it might take 30 minutes or so. These are also best eaten immediately after baking because the pastry won’t be crisp if you bake them in advance.

Ingredients – makes about 20 samosas:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, halved and finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp curry powder
  • 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables (- my mix consisted of cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and peas)
  • 1 cup frozen sweetcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup water
  • freshly ground black pepper, to season
  • 10 frozen spring roll wrappers, thawed
  • sweet chilli sauce, or cucumber raita, to serve

Method:

  • Put the oil, sliced onion and garlic into a non-stick frying pan and cook over a medium-low heat until the onion softens.
  • Add the curry powder and stir, then cook for a few seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the frozen vegetables and corn, plus the water. Cook over a medium heat for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are just cooked and the water is absorbed. Set aside to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat your oven to 200C/180C fan forced/390F. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray.
  • Once the vegetables have cooled, place one spring roll wrapper onto a clean chopping board and cut it in half so you have two rectangles. Put a spoonful of the curried vegetables onto a corner of one of the rectangles. Fold the corner over to enclose the filling, then continue to fold diagonally until you are left with a triangular samosa. Place on the prepared baking tray. Repeat until you’ve made 20.
  • Spray all the samosas with a light coating of cooking spray.
  • Bake for 12 minutes until just starting to turn golden. Remove from the oven and flip all the samosas over, then bake for a further 8 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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