Plant Based Meals

Samosa Cakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 KG potatoes

  • 1 tbs coconut oil or olive oil

  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped

  • Samosa Seasoning (1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 2 tsps curry powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala)    

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup peas

  • 2-3 tbs plant-based butter, or a dairy free spread

  • 2 tbs chopped coriander

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup wholewheat or gluten free flour

  • Oil for frying

 

  1. Add the potatoes to a large pot of boiling salted water.  Boil for 20-25 minutes or until fork tender.  Remove from the heat and drain.  Peel the skins off and discard.  Place potatoes in a large mixing bowl.

  2. In a frying pan, heat the tablespoon of oil, add the onions and garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.  Add in the Samosa Seasoning and stir and fry for a minute.  Add in the peas, cover and turn off the heat.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, mash the potatoes but leave a few small chunks so that it is not completely smooth.  Add in 2-3 tablespoons of plant based butter or dairy free spread to help the mixture come together.  Add in the spiced onions and pea mixture and chopped coriander and stir until it’s well combined.  Season well with salt and pepper.

  4. In a frying pan heat oil for frying.  Pour the flour into a shallow bowl.  Scoop out a 1/3 of the potato mixture and form into a round patty shape.  Dip the samosa cake into the flour on both sides and place in the frying pan.  Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown.  Drain on a paper towel.

  5. Serve the samosa cakes with a green salad or some steamed broccoli.

 

This dish is simple and delicious!  Give it a go, your family will love you for it :)

 

POTATOES are a versatile root vegetable and a staple food in many households.  They are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which make them very healthy.

Nutrients in potatoes have been linked to improved blood sugar, reduced heart disease risk and higher immunity.  

Potatoes contain a special type of starch known as resistant starch.  This starch is not broken down and fully absorbed by the body, instead, it reaches the large intestine where it becomes a source of nutrients fo the beneficial bacteria in your gut!

 

*You if you are trying to reduce you fat intake then lightly brush the Samosa Cakes with olive oil and bake in the oven on a lined baking tray at 180C for 30 minutes turning half way through baking process.