Baked Samosas

Every time I make rice paper wraps I wonder what to do with the leftover wraps. They come in a massive pack and I had never tried to use them for anything else. These samosas proved the versatility of the rice paper. Instead of using them as a spring roll, you can cut them in half and stuff samosa filling into them. They are customizable (feel free to change-up the ingredients with whatever vegetables you have on hand) and delicious. Bonus – they’re baked, so you get all the flavor of a samosa without the heaviness (they’re typically fried). Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients – the only skill needed is chopping!

This recipe made enough samosas for about two people if you’re having them for dinner, but could easily work as an appetizer as well. Enjoy!

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Baked Samosas

Makes 15-20 Samosas

Ingredients:

Rice paper wraps

1 medium red onion

2 cloves garlic

1 tbsp minced ginger

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup cashews

1 cup baby bella mushrooms

1 cup carrots

1 cup chickpeas

2 cups fresh spinach

1 tbsp cumin

1/2 tbsp ground mustard

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp cardamom

1/2 tbsp sesame seeds

dash cinnamon

dash cayenne

Trader Joe’s Mango Chutney

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 400° F. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat, add cashews and toast until lightly golden. Remove from heat, chop up, and set them aside.

Dice onions, mushrooms, and carrots. Heat a little oil in a pan and garlic and all the spices. Add onions, carrots, and mushrooms. Stir to coat all the vegetables in spices. Cook five minutes and add chickpeas. Cook five more minutes. Remove from heat and add in spinach and toasted cashews.

Take a pie pan and fill it with an inch of hot water. Take a rice paper wrap and let it sit in the water until it softens. Cut it in half with a sharp knife. Fill each half with a big scoop of filling and fold sides of wrap up. Repeat until all of the filling is used. Place all samosas on a greased baking sheet. Cook in oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and flip the samosas. Bake for ten more minutes until slightly crispy and golden brown.

Remove and serve with mango chutney! Delicious!

Adapted from:

whttp://www.mynewroots.org/site/2013/05/fully-loaded-spring-samosas/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+My-New-Roots+My+New+Roots

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5 thoughts on “Baked Samosas

  1. Hi Haley,
    I’m in love with what I imagine these samosas must taste like. They look so delicious. They would definitely be a hit at any party too! Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delectable recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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