Sunday, February 27, 2005

Experiment: Baked Wonton Samosas

Baked Wonton Samosas
Originally uploaded by one hot stove.
I had a packet of wonton wrappers sitting in my freezer for months ( bought on an enthusiastic trip to Chinatown). Today I had a friend dropping in for chai and a good cup of chai needs a samosa to go with it!

So I decided to use the wonton wrappers as a time-saving samosa covering, and decided to bake them because I'm feeling pious today :)

Here's the recipe for the Potato-Pea filling:

1. Saute onions and ginger-garlic paste in a pan.
2. Add salt, turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, chili powder (feel free to use whichever spices you have on hand) and stir for a minute.
3. Add frozen peas and cubes of boiled potato and stir till peas are cooked (this takes very little time). There, the filling is ready.

My wonton wrappers were little squares so I just folded them on the diagonal with a bit of filling tucked inside. Not very authentic-looking but oh well...

Finally, spray oil onto a baking sheet and bake these for about 15 minutes (turning once half-way through the cooking time) at 375 deg F. Play it by ear; the baking time is approximate.

The results were not bad for an experiment. I give it one thumbs up!


  1. Well, your Samosa looks delicious - so when can we try it out? As a fellow culinarist, I am sure you would understand, nothing tastes as good as when someone else has made and served it... :)
    Keep up the good work and all the best.

  2. I actually had the samosas and they were delicious ... no flattering!

  3. HI Nupur--I'm going to work thru your archives tonight, so you might get several messages from me!

    I love potato-filled samosas, and I've been itching to try won-tons as wrappers...


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