Sweet Potato Samosas

samosas

skinny bitchThese tasty veggie samosas are savoury and convenient – just like pizza pockets but so much healthier! This recipe was adapted from my newly discovered “Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook” by Kim Barnouin – great for people “flirting” with vegan/vegetarian cuisine, like me.  I subbed sweet potatoes for white potatoes – the taste is just as good. You may choose to make your own vegan whole wheat dough (recipe below); however, if you are running short on time, I definitely encourage using store-bought pizza dough.

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth (heated)
  • 1 cup frozen vegetable medley (preferably peas and diced carrots)
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • vegetable oil spray

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F degrees.
  2. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the frozen vegetables and simmer for a few minutes until cooked. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon and set aside, reserving water in pot.
  3. In the same pot, add the sweet potatoes and return to a boil. Reduce the heat and gently simmer until soft, about 20 minutes. Drain, transfer to a large bowl and mash slightly with a fork.  Season with salt and pepper. Add the broth, vegetables, and spices to bowl. Stir together to combine.
  4. Roll out the dough to 2-inch squares. Place 1 tbsp of the sweet potato mixture in the centre of each square, folding the four corners up to the centre and pinching the edges to seal.
  5. Lightly grease baking sheet with vegetable oil spray. Place samosas on sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until the samosas are light golden brown.

Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp evaporated cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups unbleached white pastry flour
  • 1 cup unbleached whole wheat flour

Preheat the oven to 250F for 10 minutes and turn off (do NOT forget to turn off the oven – coming from someone who has made this mistake!)

In a large mixing bowl, combine the water, yeast, and sugar and let sit until the mixture begins to bubble, typically about 5 minutes. Add the sea salt and 1 tbsp of the olive oil to the yeast mixture. Slowly add the pastry flour. When the dough starts to thcken, use your hands to mix in the wheat flour and knead until smooth. Place the dough in a large oven-safe bowl that has been lightly oiled and cover with plastic. Set the dough in the oven until doubled in size, about an hour. When the dough has expanded, place on a floured cutting board or a flat surface and roll out the dough.

Image: Kris Krug via Flickr

 

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I'm a Canadian mother of two with a passion for food and cooking. I'm increasingly discovering that delicious food can also be healthy! So, I am sharing my favourite recipes with like-minded home cooks. Along the way, I'll also be writing about food-related topics such as gadgets, books and television. Let the culinary adventures begin!

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