Gobhi Samosa (Cauliflower Pastry) Recipe

Step 1

Heat 1 tb ghee in a skillet. Saute the cumin seeds until golden. Add onion, cauliflower & peas & mix well. Mix in asafetida & mango powder, stir.

Step 2

Add garam masala, salt & cayenne. Cover the pan & cook over a moderate heat for 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat & cool. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions.

Step 3

Take one half-moon of pastry & brush the edges with water. Fold into a cone. Fill pastry with 1 portion of cauliflower mixture & seal the top. Repeat with the rest of the pastry.

Step 4

Heat sufficient ghee (or vegetable oil) in a wok or large skillet to deep fry 4 samosas at a time. When very hot, deep-fry each samosa for a few minutes, until golden brown, flipping once to cook both sides. Drain on paper towels.

NOTE: To avoid excess fat I like to deep-fry the samosas, drain them very well & then reheat them in a toaster oven at 350F for 5 minutes or so. If you place them on a grill while re-heating them, extra oil can also drain off.

Things You'll Need

  • Ghee, as necessary
  • 1ts White cumin seeds
  • 1tb Onion, chopped
  • 4tb Cauliflower, grated
  • 1tb Green peas
  • 1pn Asafetida
  • 1ts Green mango powder
  • 1pn Garam masala
  • 1/2ts Salt, or to taste
  • 1/2ts Cayenne
  • 1ea Recipe pastry dough
  • Water to bind

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