Moong Samosa (Mung Bean Pastry) Recipe

Step 1

Heat 2 tb ghee in a skillet over low heat. Saute the onion, asafetida, mustard seeds & ginger until the onion is golden brown. Stir in garam masala, green mango powder, salt & cayenne. Mix thoroughly.

Step 2

Add beans, cover the pan & cook over moderate heat for 10 minutes until the beans are tender. Stir in cilantro & remove from heat.

Step 3

Divide into 8 portions.

Step 4

Brush one half moon of pastry with water & fold into a cone. Fill each cone with 1 portion of filling & seal the top. Repeat with remaining pastry.

Step 5

Heat enough ghee in a wok or large skillet to deep-fry 4 samosas at once. When very hot, deep-fry the samosas for a few minutes until golden-brown on both sides. Remove from heat & drain well before serving.

Things You'll Need

  • Ghee, as necessary
  • 1tb Onion, chopped
  • 1pn Asafetida
  • 1ts Black mustard seeds
  • 1/2ts Ginger, grated
  • 1pn Garam masala
  • 1pn Green mango powder
  • 1/2ts Salt
  • 1/2ts Cayenne
  • 4tb Mung beans, presoaked
  • 1tb Cilantro, chopped
  • 1ea Recipe pastry dough
  • Water to bind

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