Baked Spinach and Potato Samosas

Baked Spinach and Potato Samosas

2 large potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch (1 cm) cubes, about 2 cups (500 mL)
1 Tbsp (15 mL) grapeseed oil
1/2 small onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 tsp (10 mL) grated ginger root
1 Tbsp (15 mL) curry paste
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each of ground cumin and salt
10 oz (300 g) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen peas, thawed
2 Tbsp (30 mL) cilantro, finely chopped
12 – 10 inch (25 cm) pesto or jalapeno flavoured flour tortillas
Paprika
Mango chutney (optional)
Plain yogourt (optional)

Cook potatoes in pot of boiling salted water just until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain and allow to dry.

Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet. Add onion, garlic, jalapeno pepper, and ginger; saute just until onion is soft. Remove from heat and stir in curry paste, cumin, and salt.

Squeeze as much liquid from spinach as you can, and stir into onion mixture along with potatoes and peas. Fold in cilantro. Taste and add more salt if you wish. You should have about 3 cups (750 mL) of filling.

Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut flour tortillas in half. Run half a tortilla through a shallow dish with water. Place on flat surface. Put 2 Tbsp (30 mL) filling near end of tortilla and roll up into a cone. Tuck in the bottom end and gently press seams together. Place seam side down on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortilla halves.

Samosas can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated overnight, if you wish.
To bake, place samosas in middle of preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Dust samosas with paprika and serve with mango chutney and plain yogourt for dipping.

Makes about 24 large samosas.

Each samosa contains:  100 calories; 2.5 g protein; 2.1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 6.3 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g fibre; 232 mg sodium

source: “Game Night Munchies“, alive #327, January 2010

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