Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Moong sprouts Samosa





Hello everyone! This week Holi the colorful festival is coming. According to wiki, Holi , is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. Holi is also known as festival of Colours.  The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli in Sanskrit, also Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing scented powder and perfume at each other. Bonfires are lit on the eve of the festival, also known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) or Chhoti Holi (little Holi). After doing holika dahan prayers are said and praise is offered. The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion.

Lots of sweets and savouries are made this day and from me  I have come up with samosas.  We can do any filling of our choice but here  I have used moong sprouts plus potatoes.  Lets begin and let me know what you think. Happy Holi, everyone.

Ingredients for outer covering:

1cup wheat flour
 Salt to taste
 2tbsp oil
 1tsp jeera/cumin seeds( alternate you can use ajwain)
 Water to make dough.

Method:

Take flour in a pot, add salt,oil and jeera and mix well. Add water slowly and make medium chapati atta/dough. It should not be very hard. Cover and keep aside.

Ingredients for filling:

½ cup sprouted moong/green gram
2 potatoes boiled
2 green chillies cut in small pieces
Salt to taste
½ tbsp amchur powder
½ tsp red chilli powder
½ tbsp  coriander powder
1tsp garam masala powder.

Oil for deep frying.

Method:

Boil the sprouted moong and drain out excess water. You can use this water in some other dish. Keep moong dry. Add potatoes mashed and other ingredients for filling. Keep it aside. For chilli adjust according to your taste.

With dough make equal lemon sized balls. Roll out each to big round chapati shape.  Cut in middle so it resembles semi circle.  I forgot to take pics of the semicircle but I think all you cooks understand this.  Rub slight water on the outer edges of circle and fold and bring to middle and seal the middle part till it resembles triangle. From open end put the above filling and again seal with water and close it. Do this with all the balls. 
Heat oil in pan  and fry the samosas till they are golden brown. Take them out of oil, drain excess oil on kitchen paper and serve  hot with any chutney or tomato sauce or have them just as they are.

Hope you like these samosas. You can do same filling with chana dal with same masalas.  Choice is yours, and over to you for feedback.. cheers






31 comments:

  1. Hi Chatter, thanks for the yummy samosa recipe i always had them with potato filling will definately try with sprouted moong too! Would make a tasty teatime snack!

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    1. hi gauri. well we can always change the filling na. do try it and let me know how it turned for u

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  2. wheat flour samosa ! interesting !will try these :)

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    1. thankyou vimmi and i thought you would knw this

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  3. Perfect snack with sprouts filling yum!! Happy following you.

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    1. welcome anu. glad you liked it and thanks

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  4. Thanks for the recipe Meena!! looks yummy!! though did with Samosa Sheets which we get here. will try with wheat flour this time :)

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    1. thank you swetha.. ya with sheets i have never tried. i have always used atta or maida to make triangles as such. yes do try and let me know how it comes out

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  5. This looks awesome...bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  6. looks so crispy n yummy...bookmarked.....nice space vth tasty recipes and nice cliks too.....happy to visit here.. visit me in my space when u find sum time..

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    1. thank you maha. and thanks for your lovely words., surely would visit you soon

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  7. healthy and delicious samosa..bookmarked it :)

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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  8. Fantastic Meena. Good to see delicious samosa.

    Hema's Adugemane

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  9. Nice and delicious recipe for holi!!nice and healthy variation of samosa.loved your version..

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    1. thank you dear and welcome back.. thanks for lovely comment

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  10. Looks tasty. Wishing you and all other a very happy samosa-fied Holi. Festivals without food, nah that can never be for us Indians. That's actually the best part of all festivals for me besides meeting everyone. ;)

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    1. thank you bhaskar. samosa-fied holi hahhaa

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  11. woww.. looks so crisp.. as u added sprouts in filling its a very healthy snack to serve for kids..bookmarked :)

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    1. thank you for visiting lena. yes it tastes really good with sprouts

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  12. Thanks Meena for liking the recipe. Regarding your query about replacing egg in Fried egg biscuit, I have not experimented with besan. Though I think it should be fine with the besan batter too. If you try it, do let me know. eager to know the outcome. All the best.
    Festivals means lots of special dishes and love the fact that you have included sprouted moong alongwith potato. Looks inviting

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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    1. ok abt tht biscuit would try and see, just worried what if biscuit itself melts. hehe
      thank you for liking this samosa

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  13. Yummy samosa..Glad to follow ur space.

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    1. thank you for ur visit. stay tuned for more

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  14. wow Meena, never heard of sprouted moong..healthy combination but I'm wondering about will home made outer layer remain crispy after few hours(once it cool down)

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    1. sona filling can be anything but this time i tried sprouts filling and ye the outer covering does get bit soft but mayb we need to put bit more oil in atta so it remains firm

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  15. Super.. :)
    I always love somosas.. :) This one looks great as well.. :)

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  16. Meena, Tried and tasted, We really enjoyed.Yum yum..Thanks for sharing...

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