This samosa has a natural sweet flavor from sweet potatoes and the enticing Indian flavors without hot spices that everyone of all ages loves. The Apple-Cilantro-Mint Relish is easy to make and divine!
makes 16 samosas
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons safflower oil
2 pinches sea salt
2/3 cup to 1 cup water
2 medium Japanese sweet potatoes, chopped into big bite sizes (600g)
2 tablespoons safflower oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 medium onion, diced (1 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 clove garlic, grated (optional)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon cardamon powder
safflower oil for deep-frying
Place whole wheat flour, safflower oil, sea salt and water in a medium mixing bowl. Mix well to make round dough. Wrap plastic wrap over the mixing bowl and rest the dough for at least 30 minutes, preferably 1 hour.
In steamer, steam Japanese sweet potatoes until soft. Let cool enough to handle and peel the skin. Mash roughly in a mixing bowl.
In skillet, heat oil over medium flame, and toast cumin seeds and mustard seeds until starting to pop. Add onion, ginger, garlic, sea salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder and cardamon powder, sauté until onions soften.
Add onion mixture into the potato mixture and mix well. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces, roll them into balls of equal size. Roll a ball into a flat circle using rolling pin, cut circle vertically in half.
Pick up the half circle, form into cone. Pack the sweet potato filling inside, dampen the edge of the cone and pinch to seal. Repeat this process with rest of the balls.
In deep cast-iron pot or deep fry pot, heat oil to 350F. Fry samosas a few at a time until golden. Transfer fried samosas to a tray lined with paper towels to remove the excess oil.
Serve with relish.
2 cups peeled and chopped apple
1/2 cup apple juice
1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 clove garlic, minced (preferably lightly roasted in skillet with a little safflower oil)
1/4 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup cilantro
black pepper to taste
In food processor, place all the ingredients and process until smooth. Adjust flavor to taste.