Crispy on the outside and filled with spicy little potatoes and peas, baked on a mug.!
You can also bake in a big corning ware.They are the quintessential Indian tea-time snack. Whenever you think of Indian snacks and the first thing that pops up is Samosa. After coming here, I understood that it has got a big name in the foreign world. Many of my colleagues have told me that they love samosas but never got a chance to make it for them. You can just use the samosa with potato filling or with something else like chicken, lamb, cheese or mushroom. But I am using both potato and peas filling. You can ditch this and use chicken potato filling or potato cheese filling and so on.
Whenever there are some parties or dinner gatherings, these are perfect! I was so scared to make them, not because it is hard to make . I should accept the fact that they are time consuming if fried but baking it makes it health and takes less time to stand in the kitchen before oil.You can make the dough yourself using wheat flour/all-purpose flour or use the samosa pastry.
I got this idea of baking in meal mugs when I received these corningware meal mugs. These are not the usual ordinary mugs. They are supersized at 20 ounces. They are made of a durable stoneware material, the meal mugs are dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, microwave and preheated oven safe (meaning, do not put it in when the oven is cold, only once it’s been pre-heated for even cooking; this also prevents damage if it heats up unevenly). I have never seen a mug that can be kept in oven. So these are perfect one meal mugs. You can make a lot of things in this one meal mug like just biryani or pasta or any meal just for one. You can purchase your own Meal Mugs in Canada at your local Walmart, Loblaws, Home Outfitters, or London Drugs. Or, you can buy them online at Amazon or World Kitchen. The patented vented lids are BPA-free, microwave and top-rack dishwasher safe (please, don’t put the lids in the oven though).
- • Potatoes - 3 big
- • Peas - 15 - Boiled
- • Oil - 2 tsp
- • Jeera - 1 tsp
- • Onion - 1, chopped finely
- • Green chilli - 2, chopped finely
- • Red chilli - 1, broken
- • Hing - a pinch
- • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
- • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
- • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
- • Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
- • Amchur powder/ chaat masala - ½ tsp (optional)
- • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
- • Spring roll pastry sheet - 3 or
- • Maida/ all-purpose flour - 2 tbsp & ajwain seeds - 1 tsp and salt for taste
- • Salt - 1 1 /2 tbsp
- Pre steps:
- Keep pastry sheet at room temperature for 20 mins before preparing the samosa. or make the dough by mixing the all purpose flour, ajwain seeds ,sat and knead well with water. Keep aside for twenty minutes.
- Boil the little potatoes for 15 minutes, mash and keep aside.
- Boil the peas for 5-7 minutes and keep aside
- Crush the fennel seeds and corainder seeds coarsely and keep aside.
- Mix maids with water to make it a paste and keep aside.
- Heat a pan with oil and temper with jeera, broken red chilli and hing. Now add the chopped onions and green chilli and sauté till golden brown.
- Now throw the boiled mashed potatoes, peas, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, crushed fennel and coriander seeds powder and amchur powder with salt and sprinkle a tbsp of water.
- Mix well and fry for 2 minutes in medium flame, finally add coriander leaves, mix well and switch off. Keep it aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350. Grease the mug.
- Place the samosa sheet in the mug like we keep a pie sheet. Cover the inside of the mug with the dough. Fill the inside with samosa filling and and cover again with the dough like forming a cone.
- Place the mug inside oven without the lid and bake for 30 mins till the outer layer is crispy. Take it from oven and serve it.
Disclaimer: Corningware sponsored this post, I was given this beautiful four-piece set of Corningware baking mugs to try and I’ve been compensated monetarily for this recipe. However, all opinions are my own as always.