AnuSriram
This is a variation to our Indian Samosa. I tried making them as a square shape. I started making it smaller, but ended up with a size of a Ravioli. So, Can i call these "Indian Raviolis" ? :-)

Ingredients:

For the Dough:
  • All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup
  • Ajwain seeds - 2 tsp
  • Salt - as required
For the Filling:
  • Potatoes - 2 medium
  • Onion- 1 finely chopped
  • Carrots, Beans and Peas - 1 cup
  • Mint leaves - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - for frying


How to make it:

Mix enough water with the flour, salt and ajwain and make a soft dough. Apply some oil. Cover and set aside for about 30 minutes. Boil potatoes, peel the skin and mash it. Heat oil in a pan, add onions and fry until light brown. Add finely chopped carrots, beans and peas. Add the salt, garam masala, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Cook until veggies are half done. Add the mashed potatoes and mint leaves. Sprinkle little water while cooking, if needed. Cook until done. Let it cool.
Make balls out of the dough and roll each ball into a round shape. Scoop equal amount of veggies on the rolled dough with equal spacing in between. Cover with another rolled dough on top of that. Press with your hands around the veggies so that it is completely sealed. Cut into a square shape. Deep fry in oil. Serve hot with tomato sauce.



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26 Responses
  1. Asha Says:

    Oh, you are so clever!! Yes, Samosas are really like Raviolis but just bigger, aren't they? Very cool idea, makes a great little appetizers to parties too! Good one! :))


  2. Usha Says:

    That looks so cute and lovely, very creative idea...


  3. AnuSriram Says:

    Yes! Asha.. its a simple recipe and makes a lovely treat!
    Usha, Thankyou!


  4. Cham Says:

    They look lovely we can even use the wonton wrapper I guess!


  5. Wow.. looks yummy & excellant.. nice idea Anu..very cute & Innovative..Thxs for the Award..


  6. Archy Says:

    Wow, veggie packets looks so cute.. great appetizer to start a party..
    Congrats on ur award..
    Thank you for thinking of me for the award..


  7. Priya Sriram Says:

    Thats a very refreshing snack Anu... Looks wonderful!


  8. Happy cook Says:

    Wow this is a wonderful variation. I love it, i want to have all of them, looks so delicious.


  9. Laavanya Says:

    They do look like raviolis... cool idea and you can make many at a go this way than shaping each samosa individually.


  10. They are cute n yummy Anu..:)


  11. Superb Anu, nice idea and perfect ones..Tx for remembering me and passing the award dear..So sweet of you..


  12. Vij Says:

    Cool idea! looks so lovely n its tempting too!


  13. Premyscakes Says:

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my cake.

    And veggie packets is the right name for the dish which is very tempting and anu i just loved your falafel recipe, planning to do this weekend, thanks for sharing.
    cheers.


  14. nice hot evening snacks!


  15. Varunavi Says:

    Thanks for your comment on my blog.Veggies look great,very creative idea


  16. Varunavi Says:

    I have blog rolled u


  17. AnuSriram Says:

    Cham, Thats a good idea too!

    Thanks sripriya and archy for your comments... You gals deserve the award.

    Priya and HC thanks for your lovely comments..

    Laavanya, Yes you are rite! You can make them in batches in very little time.

    Varsha and Vij, Thanks for your wonderful comments.

    Sriharivatsan, thank you so much! You deserve the award and i'm happy to share it with u.

    Thanks premy for your lovely comment and do try the falafal recipe.. i'm sure you are gonna love it.

    Akal's saapadu, Yes it is!

    Varunavi, Thanks for adding me in your blogroll. Hope to see you frequently at my place.


  18. Jaishree Says:

    Wow!its a simple recipe..looks so cute and lovely.Nice idea Anu.


  19. Anu Says:

    Indian Raviolis looks yummy and tempts me to try out! You a have gr8 food blog. Am gonna try out many of your recipies in near future, especially paal poli... i loved it :-)

    Thanks a lot for visiting my blog (My Scrawls) and leading me to yours. Do keep visiting my site and i shall keep checking yours. Nice to have brushed across :-)


  20. Trupti Says:

    Veggie pakets looks very delicious & easy to make. COngrats on award. check my blog for 2 wonderful awards.


  21. pooja Says:

    Hi anu
    Thanks for visiting my blog.You have a nice blog...a new appetizer to me easy to make and looking yummy....


  22. Vibaas Says:

    that's a yummy snack :) have u tried baking it?


  23. Priya Says:

    Send me some vegetable packets, looks like wonton, lovely idea..prefect snack for everyone:)


  24. AnuSriram Says:

    Thankyou Jaishree for pouring your comment.
    Anu, do try the paal poli recipe. I'm sure you'll love it. Will surely visit your blog frequently.
    Thank you Trupti! Thanks for passing me the award. I feel honoured.
    Thankyou pooja and priya for your lovely comments.
    Vibaas, I haven't tried baking them. Will try it!


  25. Malar Gandhi Says:

    Its differnt and nice...chinese veg pockets are rectangle...yours is kool. Very creative.


  26. veena Says:

    Anu ...
    Hey its sounds very different and interesting ..Looks very crispy and lovely too

    love
    veena