Vegetable samoseRecipe for Vegetable samose (serves 6)

Ingredient Calories per serving
340g (3 small) potatoes, cut into small dice 59
1 tsp oil or butter 10
60g (1 medium) onion, diced 12
2 cloves garlic, crushed 2
1 tsp ground coriander 1
1 tsp turmeric 2
1 tsp ground ginger 1
100g peas (fresh or frozen) 20
salt and pepper 0
12 sheets filo/phyllo pastry 219
24 sprays oil 30
1 egg 16

Total calories per serving: 250 (62 calories per samosa)

Method: Cook the diced potato for 10 minutes in simmering water, adding the peas for the last two minutes of cooking time. Heat the butter or oil and gently fry the diced onion until softened. Add the spices and garlic and cook for a further minute or two. Drain the potatoes and peas and add to the onion mixture, stirring well (off the heat) to combine. Season to your taste.

Spread one of the filo sheets on a work surface and lightly spray with oil. Lay another sheet on top and cut the sheets into four equal strips. Put a tablespoon full of the samosa filling onto the bottom of each strip and then fold them into triangle shapes, starting at the bottom and working up to the top:

Samose filling

Repeat this process until you have 24 samose, keeping the unused filo sheets covered with a damp cloth to stop them from drying out.

Preheat your oven to 375°F/190°C. Arrange the samose on baking sheets and brush them with beaten egg. Bake them for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.