22/08/2016

How To: Mushroom & Paneer Samosas & Mint Relish

Mushroom & Paneer Samosas & Mint Relish By Roopa Gulati

Last Tuesday we went to an Exclusive cookery event at Borough Market, where we met Roopa, who taught us how to make and fold Samosas.

As we were privileged to have taken this recipe home with us, we of course had to try and recreate this ourselves, you can find the exact recipe below. 

Now that we have mastered the art of folding samosas, we will be making our own filling and experimenting more with our new skill. 

Remember, you could learn more from Roopa herself, as she will be taking over the Demo Kitchen at Borough Market every Thursday in September between 12:30 - 3 PM.  



Serves: 12-15 samosas | Prep time: 40 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 250g chestnut mushrooms, chopped
- 1-2 green chillies, deseeded, finely chopped
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp garam masala
- 125g paneer, crumbled if freshly made, or grated if shop-bought
- 2 tbsp chopped coriander
- 30 samosa strips or 1 x 270g packet of filo pastry sheets
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- vegetable oil, for deep frying



Mint Relish:

- Large handful mint leaves
- 1 bramley apple, chopped
- 3 tsp caster sugar
- ¾ tsp ground cumin
- 3 cm ginger, chopped
- 1 large garlic clove, chopped
- 1 green chilli, deseeded, chopped
- juice of 1 lime

Instructions:

Mint relish:
Blend all the ingredients in a liquidiser with a dash of hot water until you have a thick paste. You can also use a stick blender for this. Aim for a sweet yet tangy flavour, adding more sugar or lime juice if needed. Leave on one side while you make the samosas.

Samosas:
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a large pan and fry the onion until 
softened. Add the chopped mushrooms and green chillies and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms have coloured – about 3-4 mins. Stir in the lime juice, ground cumin and garam masala and cook for another minute. Turn off the heat and add the crumbled or grated paneer and chopped coriander. Leave on one side to cool.

Mix the flour with enough water to make a slack paste – this will be used for sealing the pastry strip edges together.

Lay 3 samosa strips on the counter and put another 3 on top to give double thickness. Spoon a heaped teaspoonful of mushroom mix onto the top corner of each of the 3 strips and fold the pastry over the filling so that you have 3 pocket-shaped triangles. Keep folding each pastry triangle over until you have a neat triangular package. Seal any open edges with the flour and water paste and press in place. Repeat the process with the remaining samosa strips.

Deep fry the samosas in hot oil until crisp and golden – it’s best to do this in batches. Drain and serve straight away with the fresh mint relish.

ALTERNATIVE: you can buy samosa strips from the frozen food section of South Asian grocery shops. Filo pastry makes a good substitute though.

Stack up 4 layers of filo pastry, brushing each sheet with melted butter before putting the next one in place. Cut the pastry into strips 25cm x 8cm and fold the samosas in the same way as above.

Don't forget to stop by Borough Market to see Roopa in the Demo Kitchen every Thursday at 12:30-3pm in September


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14 comments

  1. Yum!!! Although I'm not a mushroom girl however I love Paneer. We often make a nice pea and paneer curry!! Oh please please please can you do a step by step blog post on how to fold samosas?? Xox

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    1. I LOVE MUSHROOMS! We're going to do a lot of experimenting in what other types of samosas we can make! MMMM that sounds good, would love to know how you make that (we've got so much paneer left)

      OOOO that's a shout, yes okay! We can do that - although it still might be right.. but it worked (I think) for us hahaha

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️πŸ’“

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  2. These look amazing! I absolutely adore mushrooms, they're literally one of my favourite foods.

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    1. Yay and hi5 to the love of mushrooms!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️πŸ’“

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  3. I'm going to add this to my list of new recipes to try! They look delicious!

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    1. You really should! Can't wait to see what you think of them!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️πŸ’“

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  4. This looks amazing!! I'm gonna have to give this a try for myself! Thank you for this lovely X

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    1. It really was, really filling too!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️πŸ’“

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  5. Got this bookmarked and ready to print off, I cannot wait to try these! They sound soooo yummy, thank you for sharing guys!

    Pandora xo
    http://curiouslilpandora.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. YAYAYAY! Let us know how you get on with making these!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️πŸ’“

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  6. I would totally make this, but without Mushroom. I dislike Mushroom sooooo much! But Paneer is one of my favorite. Might have to tell my mum to make this :D <3

    Rabiah
    amourvitaa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ugh but mushroom is life, well there's always great alternatives, the list is endless! Do give them a go!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️πŸ’“

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  7. sound tempting to try! I have never ate fried food with dipping as I always try to lower the calories, but everyday I find a recipe like this tempting me. I am going to try anyway, when only live once :)

    GIGI : http://www.bombshelldrawer.com/

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    1. Exactly! You only live once! If your looking for less calories, we are not the blog for you hahaha do give them a try! They're so good!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️πŸ’“

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