Jasu Aunty’s samosa-ish appetizers are a necessary dish at family parties (along with Illa Aunty’s baklava). They are just as delicious as samosas (if not better) and require much less time to make!
Servings: 10-12 people
- 1 packet of Puff pastry – mine contained 2 rolls
- 2 cups frozen peas
- 1 medium sized potato, chopped finely
- 1 medium sized onion, chopped finely
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic–optional
- 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala–optional
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- chopped green chillies or red chillies to taste
- 2-3 tablespoons oil
- In a thick-bottomed pan, put the oil and chopped potatoes. Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally so they do not stick.
- When half cooked, add the peas and cook further until almost done. Add the salt, garlic, garam masala, chillies and mix well. Let cook until done.
- Then add the onions and cilantro and mix well.
- Remove from heat and leave to cool.
- In the meantime, roll out the puff pastry. Cut squares that are about 3 inches by 3 inches. I get the Pepperidge Farm one so each roll yields 9 squares.If the pastry is sticky, leave in the fridge for 15 mins.
- Now put squares in a muffin pan, arranging them so that the corners stick out neatly. Place enough peas stuffing inside each square.
- Bake at 450 degrees for about 10-12 mins or until the puff pastry edges turns golden.
- Tastes good hot or cold. Serve with ketchup or any chutney.