I have exciting news, the lovely folks at Pampas pastry actually like my puff pastry Pizza recipe so much that I won a Sunbeam Traditional Pie Maker. This just got delivered the past week and of course, I’ve been brimming with all kinds of ideas. My first set of pies went off like hot pies…. or, was that supposed to be hot cakes?! I used a simple Vegetable Samosa filling and they worked out fabulously. The good news is that I also found a Pampas pastry with lesser fat that is perfect for this recipe. Here are a few pictures of my pretty pies and the new pie maker!
Quick Vegetable Samosa Pies
(A delicious, quick and lower fat alternative to deep fried vegetable samosas.
Vegan and nut-free.)
Reduced Fat Puff Pastry – 4 sheets
Onion, chopped finely – 1/2 cup
Garlic Cloves, minced – 1 teaspoon
Boiled Potatoes, diced – 1 cup
Carrots, peeled and diced – 1/2 cup
Frozen Green Peas – 1/2 cup
Green Beans, sliced finely – 1/2 cup
Cumin Seed Powder – 1 teaspoon
Fennel Seeds – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Kitchen King Masala – 1 teaspoon
Red Chilli Flakes – 1/2 teaspoon, optional
Fresh Coriander Leaves & Stalks, minced – 2 tablespoons
Salt, to taste
Thaw the puff pastry in the pack.
Microwave the Green Peas and diced carrot for 3 minutes in a bowl.
In a mixing bowl, tip the boiled potatoes, carrots, peas, coriander, spices and salt. Mix well till the mixture comes together as a lumpy mass.
Cut out 2 rounds of pastry, a larger one for the base and a smaller one for the top. (My pie maker comes with a pastry cutter helpfully, taking out all the guess work).
Layer the larger pastry circle on the bottom of the pie maker carefully and add 2 heaped tablespoons of the vegetable filling.
Cover with the smaller pastry circle on the top and close the pie maker.
Turn on the pie maker and set to desired crust colour and crispness.
These pies took approximately 12 minutes to cook even though I hadn’t preheated the pie maker. The pies were a beautiful golden brown around the 15 minute mark.
Carefully remove from the pie maker and cool a few minutes before serving.
I used vegan, pre-rolled reduced fat puff pastry sheets for a quick snack.