I found a couple of carrots in the bottom of the fridge and a bag of peas in the freezer (there are always peas in my freezer) and decided to make some veggie samosas.
Here they are:
This is the recipe I use, it is a mix-up of recipes I have used in the past and adapted to suit my taste: Nothing is properly measured as it is usually a "use up" recipe.
What you need....
- Potatoes (4 or 5)
- Carrots (3 or 4)
- Frozen Peas (a good shakeful)
- Sunflower Oil (blob or two)
- Garlic (frozen, fresh, whatever)
- Cumin Seeds (shake)
- Garam Masalla (1/2 tsp ish)
- Coriander powder (1/2 tsp ish)
- Curry powder (to taste - mine is medium and I use around 4 tsps)
- Chilli powder or a shake of dried chilli flakes
- 1 litre of veggie stock
What you do....
- Peel and chop the potatoes and carrots into small chunks.
- Heat the oil in a non stick decent sized saucepan, drop in the cumin seeds and garlic and cook until they brown.
- Add the Coriander powder, curry powder, chilli and the Garam Massalla, stir.
- Add the potato and carrot chunks and stir, making sure all the veg are coated.
- Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer until the veg starts to go just mushy.
But, I had loads and loads of potato mix left, and as it happens a packet of puff pastry in the fridge.
So I made them into some spicy veggie puffs to take into work tomorrow :)
What you do....
- Roll out pastry.
- Cut with large cutter (mine is around 6")
- Blob some potato mix into the centre.
- Dampen round the edges then fold and seal (they will pop open)
- Sprinkle with onion seeds.
- Pop into oven at Gas Mark 6 for around 20 mins or until golden brown.