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Tortilla Samosas with Green Chutney

Tortilla Samosa and Green Chutney | The Full-time Foodie

Happy Spring Forward!!! Just kidding, this is probably the worst part of daylight savings.  I woke up this morning to my alarm feeling quite exhausted and realized it was because my internal clock was still an hour behind.  Yes, I’m one of those people who feels like even an hour of sleep is precious!  But on a happier note, it was a beautiful day out today!  I can’t remember the last time I was outside and felt like my jacket wasn’t necessary.  Very soon it’ll be down to cardigans and light jackets- can’t wait!!!!!

Tortilla Samosa and Green Chutney | The Full-time Foodie

On to today’s recipe!  Samosas!!!!!!  Who doesn’t love samosas?  Seriously if someone tells me they hate samosas, I will give them a weird look.  How can you not love a fried flaky dough filled with a spicy potato filling?  The only thing about samosas I’m not a fan of is how tedious they are to make at home.  I’ve actually failed at making samosas in the past because something went wrong with the dough and they were impossible to eat.  Perhaps if I attempt again I’ll do a better job, but the time involved in making them is honestly demotivating.

Tortilla Samosa and Green Chutney | The Full-time Foodie

That’s where these Tortilla Samosas come into the picture! Thanks to my mom for giving me this idea a long time ago!!  They are so quick and easy, you can literally whip them up in an hour (especially if you boil potatoes using the microwave method) or a little over an hour before needing to serve. I also love that you can opt to fry OR bake these. I’ve actually made this exact recipe, but fried the samosas instead of baking them. They were SO delicious and much closer to the real thing when they were fried. But they are pretty darn delicious baked too (and guilt-free ;-)).  Most of the ingredients are also sure to be in your pantry already.  The only fresh ingredients you need are potatoes, onions and tortillas.  The green chutney recipe is also extremely easy to make and the perfect accompaniment to these samosas.  This is a great recipe for whipping up a quick snack or appetizer when entertaining guests. They are sure to be impressed that you served them home-made samosas and chutney!

Tortilla Samosa and Green Chutney | The Full-time Foodie

Baked Tortilla Samosa with Green Chutney
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Samosa Ingredients
  1. Whole wheat tortillas (Medium Size, 6 Count)
  2. 3 medium red potatoes
  3. 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  4. 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  5. 1-2 Tbsp of whole wheat flour
  6. 1/4 tsp turmeric
  7. 1/2 tsp garam masala
  8. 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Water for boiling potatoes and some water for the "flour glue"
  11. Vegetable oil for sautéing
  12. Olive oil in a small bowl for brushing over the tortilla
Green Chutney Ingredients
  1. 1 bunch coriander, rinsed
  2. 1 clove garlic
  3. 1/4 of a lemon, juiced (about 2-3 tbsp)
  4. 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper **Optional
  5. 1/4 cup of water (you won't necessary use all of it)
  6. salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil the potatoes (no seasoning/salt should be added here). I used an electric pressure cooker to cook the potatoes. You can also use the microwave or stove-top methods.
  2. After the potatoes are boiled, drain them if they were submerged in water and mash them in a bowl coarsely with a masher (no need to peel the potatoes). A few minor lumps are ok, they don't need to be perfectly mashed.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or sauce pan over medium heat and sauté the chopped onion until translucent.
  4. Add the frozen mixed vegetables and heat for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the turmeric, garam masala and cayenne pepper and sauté for a minute.
  6. Add the mashed potatoes, 3-4 tablespoons of water and salt to your taste and mix well to combine everything. I used a little over a 1/2 tsp of salt.
  7. Turn the heat off after 2-3 minutes and set aside.
  8. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  9. Make the "Flour Glue" by first putting the 1-2 Tbsp of whole wheat flour in a small bowl. Add water teaspoon by teaspoon and mix into the flour until you have a sticky consistency, not too watery and not doughy either.
  10. Warm one tortilla on a plate in the microwave for 10 seconds on high power (to make it pliable) and cut it in half.
  11. Here's a diagram I made to show how the tortilla will be folded to create a samosa shape. Roll one of the halves into a cone and seal the folded edge by applying the "flour glue" under the folded seam to keep the cone shape stable. You can apply the glue with your hands or with a spoon.
  12. Take a heaping spoonful of the potato filling and fill into the cone. Leave a little space at the edge of the cone to seal the edges with the flour glue. The samosa shape should look like a bloated triangle.
  13. Brush the entire surface of the samosa with a little olive oil and place on the baking pan.
  14. Repeat this process for the remainder of the tortillas. You should have 12 samosas in all on the baking pan.
  15. Place the pan into the oven for 12 minutes.
  16. In the meantime prepare the chutney by placing the coriander, lemon juice, garlic clove, salt, optional crushed red pepper and about 1/8th cup of water in a blender and puree. If there is difficulty in pureeing, just add a little more water. Don't add too much though, you still want the chutney to be thick.
  17. Pour the chutney out into a serving bowl.
  18. After the samosas have been in the oven for 12 minutes, if they still don't look brown, turn the broiler on and broil the samosas for 2-3 minutes until they brown a little.
  19. The exterior surface of the samosas will feel a bit tough when you take them out of the oven initially, but will be perfect after 5-10 minutes of cooling time prior to serving.
  20. Serve the samosas warm with the chutney!
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4 Comments

  1. What great idea Swati… and the first pic is just so refreshing! the combo if green on green is really coming through.

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