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Lentil Samosas

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Samosas made with slightly sprouted brown lentils, dried apricot, yam, onion, coconut milk, and some spice. Serve hot. My 2-year-old boy loves them!"
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8 h 55 m servings 378
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place lentils into a bowl and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add curry powder, cardamom, ginger, cumin, and cayenne pepper; stir to coat. Mix lentils, yam, water, and coconut milk into onion mixture; cook and stir over low heat until liquid is mostly reduced and lentils are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove wok from heat and lightly mash mixture.
  4. Spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons lentil mixture into the center of each pastry; fold pastry over filling creating a triangle. Fold edges into the triangle to seal. Arrange samosas on a baking sheet and brush remaining olive oil over the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 378 calories; 7.9 65.5 11.8 5 440 Full nutrition

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The sweet potato and seasonings compliment the lentils! Instead of the wrap you suggested, I made tortillas to put the mixture into. This was the 2nd time I made the recipe, and hope to have it...

I loved these! Any people thought that they were so fancy when they were relatively easy to prepare. I cut out some of the spices that I didn't have (like ginger), but for the most part I follow...