Who doesn’t love a crunchy samosa? Crispy, warming, filling yet easy, they’re always a crowd pleaser. This cheat’s version takes no time at all, and is cooled down with the addition of a creamy coriander raita and cucumber salad.
(ContainsMilk,Traces of Gluten,Traces of Tree Nuts,Traces of Soya,May contain traces of allergens)
mixed salad leaves
vinegar (balsamic or white wine)
Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Thinly slice the brown onion. Cut the carrot (unpeeled) into 1 cm cubes. TIP: Cut the carrot to the correct size to ensure it cooks in the allocated time. Grate the potato (unpeeled). Peel and crush the garlic. Melt the butter.
Heat a good drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrot and potato and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes, or until tender. TIP: Add a dash of water if the filling is sticking to the pan! Add the garlic and curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant. Remove from the heat, add the salt (see ingredients list), crumble in the fetta and gently stir to combine.
Lay 1 sheet of filo pastry flat on a clean surface. Brush the filo with some of the melted butter, then lay another sheet on top. Spoon the samosa filling (1/4 for 2 people / 1/8 for 4 people) on one side of the pastry. Fold the long edges into the centre, and then fold in the left short edge. Keep folding to enclose filling, ending seam-side down. Repeat with the remaining mixture and remaining filo sheets to make 4 samosas for 2 people / 8 samosas for 4 people.
Place the parcels, seam-side down, on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Brush each parcel with some of the melted butter and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.
While the samosa parcels are baking, finely chop the coriander. In a small bowl, combine the coriander and Greek yoghurt. Season with a pinch of salt, sugar and pepper. Set aside. Cut the cucumber into 1 cm chunks. In a medium bowl, combine olive oil (1 tbs for 2 people / 2 tbs for 4 people), the vinegar and the honey. Add the cucumber and mixed salad leaves and toss to coat. TIP: Toss the salad just before serving to keep the leaves crisp.
Divide the cheat's veggie samosas and salad between plates. Serve with a dollop of coriander raita.