An Indian takeaway just isn’t the same without those little extras. Samosas, Bhajis, Pakoras and the like. But as with most takeaways, they aren’t very Slimming World friendly. So we came up with these Low Syn Samosas.
Using filo pastry really reduces the syn values. A run of the mill samosa costs something in the region of 5 syns, but by using filo you’re only spending 1.5 syns on on each one, and they’re probably a lot bigger that their shop bought (or takeaway) counterparts.
We used 20g sheets of filo, which are 3 syns each. We get 2 samosa out of each sheet so the filo is all you’ll be spending syns on in this recipe.
When you’re using filo it’s important to work as quickly as possible. If you don’t it may dry out and be unworkable, so speed is of the essence here.
When ever we need to replace oil to cook things in the oven we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Butter Flavour is ideal for these Low Syn Samosas as you would normally brush the filo with melted butter before cooking.
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Cook the potatoes in the microwave until they are soft and cook the peas in some boiling salted water
Peel the cooked potatoes and cut them into a rough dice
Spray a frying pan with some Frylight, then sauté the onions, garlic, ginger and all of the spices until the onion is cooked
Stir in the potato and drained peas and cook for a minute or two, then mash roughly with a spoon
If the mix looks very dry add a little of the water that you cooked the peas in. Taste and season if necessary
Remove from the heat and allow to cool
Line a oven tray with baking parchment and preheat the oven to 180°C
Take each sheet of filo and cut it in half length ways
Spray the filo with some butter Frylight, making sure you get the edges
Place a spoonful of the potato mix at the bottom of the length of filo. Fold the filo diagonally to enclose the filling. Press down on the edge of the filo and fold diagonally again
Repeat until you reach the end of the filo. You should have a triangular parcel
Place the parcel seam side down on the baking parchment. Then make up the remaining 3 samosas
Spray each samosa with Butter Frylight and cook for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown. Turn halfway through cooking so they crisp up evenly.
Alternatively you could place then on a wire rack so they cook evenly
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