Healthy Hints

Here’s your chance to enjoy crispy samosas with a delicious spicy chicken and spring onion filling for just over 100 Calories a piece (the nutritional information below is for a serving of 2 samosas). They are just as tasty as traditional fried samosas, but these are simply brushed lightly with oil and baked in the oven. You can use this cooking method for other snacks too, like Dhal Katchori.

Ingredients

Ingredients

2 tsp olive oil

450 g minced chicken

1 tsp crushed garlic

1 tsp crushed ginger

1 pinch turmeric powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp green chilli, crushed

1 tsp lemon juice

½ tsp garam masala

handful fresh coriander leaf, chopped

6 spring onion, chopped

3 tbsp plain flour

4 tbsp cold water

spray oil, for greasing tray

18 sheets of 21 cm x 21 cm spring roll pastry, defrosted (cover with a damp cloth)

3 tbsp oil, for brushing samosas

lemon wedges, to serve

What does this chart mean?

Serving Weight 66 g
  • Calories226kcal
  • Protein14.0g
  • Fat11.0g
  • Saturated fat3.0g
  • Carbohydrate22.0g
  • Sugars (Total)0.4g
  • Fibre0.4g
  • Salt1.0g

Directions

1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and add the minced chicken. Cook for 5 minutes over a medium heat, stirring frequently.
2. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, salt and green chillies.
3. Cook until all the water has evaporated and the mince looks light brown.
4. Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes, then add the lemon juice, the garam masala powder, chopped coriander and spring onions.
5. Mix the flour and the water together into a paste.
6. Cut the pile of pastry sheets into three: You will need two rectangles of pastry, each measuring around 21 by 9 centimetres and you will have a thin strip of pastry left, which you won’t need for the samosas. If the pastry you bought was 60 by 20 centimetres, you can cut this into three equal rectangles.
7. Follow the pictures and cut the pile of pastry sheets into rooftop shapes.


8. Take two of the pastry sheets at a time and fold into pockets, as shown in the pictures. Make sure you keep the rest of the pastry moist under a damp tea towel.
9. Fill each pocket with about a tablespoon of the mince mixture. Spread the flour-paste along the edges of the final fold as shown and press down to ensure a complete seal.
10. Preheat oven to 200 C (400 F) or gas mark 6. Grease a baking tray with spray oil. Place filled samosas on the tray and brush with oil on both sides.
11. Place the tray in the centre of the oven for around 30 minutes or until the samosas are crisp and golden brown.
12. Serve hot with fresh lemon wedges.

Serving size: Two samosas per serving.

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