Monday, July 13, 2015

Instant Pizza Samosa

Instant Pizza Samosa


Who Doesn’t Likes Samosa!! The most Famous Indian Appetizer, that can part of breakfast, evening snack and for me it can be part of a meal too…:D

Almost every Indian craves for samosas as the monsoon knocks the door... the combination of piping hot Samosa with hot sip of coffee or Ginger tea is one of the best combos made in heaven..
I have tried out many fillings in Samosas earlier starting from the traditional potato filling to , Cottage cheese and mixed Veggie too..

It was last evening when it was raining heavily and I thought of making some samosas, but neither had I boiled potatoes handy nor plain flour to make the dough. But, once you decide to make something then you start craving for it isn’t it?? :P Same was with me, and I was in no mood spending entire evening in kitchen preparing something else to satisfy my crave for samosas…
I randomly opened the freezer to check what can be worked around, I found an unopened pack of Samosa Pastry Sheets/Patti Samosa Sheets, and block of cheese… Suddenly the bulb blinked with a visual of cheese oozing out from samosa in my mind… :D And I knew what I was up to…

This recipe is super simple, will take hardly 10 minutes including preparation and cooking time. You just need to have few things handy, without much talking lets begin on how to make these beauties…

Ingredients (will make 12 regular sized Patti Samosa)

·         12 Samosa Patti/ Samosa Pastry Sheet/Home dough would work fine too)
·         ¼ cup finely chopped onion
·         ¼ cup finely chopped onion
·         ¼ cup finely chopped tomato
·         3 tbsp of frozen corn  ( Microwave for 2 minutes)
·         Few sliced olives ( or any topping of your choice like Mushroom, jalapenos)
·         Salt as per taste
·         A pinch of black pepper
·         1 tsp of mixed herb/Pizza seasoning
·         ¼ cup shredded mozzarella
·         Flour paste ( 2 Tbsp of flour mixed in 2 tbsp of water to make a thick lump free paste)
·         Oil for deep frying


Process
1.       We’ll start by thawing the samosa sheets. You either take the required no. of sheets from refrigerator 2-3 hours prior to when you plan to make samosas. Or, I usually take the required no. of sheets and just defrost them in microwave by putting them in microwave for 10 seconds or so...
2.       Now, with filling; take a bowl add Chopped veggies (chopped capsicum, tomato, onion, olives and corn).
3.       To this add Salt, Black pepper and mixed herbs. Once done mix everything well with the help of a spoon.
4.       Now, add shredded cheese and give a final mix. With this our filling is ready.
5.       Now, keep one samosa sheet on your work surface and from one end fold diagonally to make a pocket where the filling can be stuffed.
6.       Once done, add a spoon full of filling and seal the samosa by folding the samosa diagonally till entire sheet is done, and towards the end apply some flour paste to seal. Make sure the samosa is not opened from any of the 3 corners.
Note: for better understanding of how to fold samosa, you can watch this video (video courtesy www.switzfrozen.com)

http://www.switzfrozen.com/how-to-fold-the-samosa/

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Refer to the picture given below (Picture taken from http://www.spicytasty.com/)
7.       Fold all the Samosas following the same way.
8.       Once done, Deep fry them on medium flame till nice golden brown from all the sides.
9.       Your Pizza Samosas are ready, I bet these would become regular at your place just like mine..:D


There are few things though that needs to be taken care of while preparing and pre paring these Samosas if you are making them in bulk for any party or get together..
Tips:
·         Ensure to cover to cover the prepared samosas and the sheet not in use to always cover with a damp cloth, as they tend to dry out soon.

·         Ensure all the sides and corner are sealed properly, else while frying oil will ruin the samosas.


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