How to make vegetarian spicy lentil samosa

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Samosas are delicious, and they can be really filling, too. That's especially true when you pack them full of lentils and potatoes, which can transform these small appetizers into an entire meal of their own. Samosas also scream for spice, and there's lots of it in the recipe that follows. This dish isn't just tasty though. It's also incredibly easy to make.
Too often people are intimidated by samosas because they don't want to go to all the trouble of folding the phyllo dough in the delicate way they need. However, there really is no need to do that. When you use wonton wrappers, you just have to fold them over into those small triangles with a bit of egg wash that makes sure it all sticks together as they bake. This small shortcut ensures that you can have samosas any time you want.
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Vegetarian Spicy Lentil Samosas
24 samosas
20 minutes
1 hour
1 hour, 20 minutes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped in a small dice
2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped in a small dice
1 carrot, peeled and chopped in a small dice
1 green pepper, chopped in a small dice
3 tablespoons pickled jalapeno peppers, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1 18-ounce can lentils, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons ginger, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
24 wonton wrappers
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup olive oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line two baking sheets with foil. Spray these generously with non-stick cooking spray.
Heat olive oil in a large frying pan set over medium heat. When hot, add onion and sauté for 3 minutes until soft.
To the onion in the pan add the potatoes and carrots. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the vegetables start to soften.
Add the green pepper, jalapeno pepper, curry powder, paprika, chili powder, cumin, red chili flakes and salt. Stir and cook for another 10 minutes.
Add lentils and cook for 5 more minutes.
Add garlic and ginger and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove pan and allow to cool slightly.
In a small bowl combine the eggs with the water and beat together.
Place wonton wrappers on counter or other work surface. Place a small amount of the lentil filling into the center of each. Brush some of the egg wash along two adjoining sides of the wrapper.
Fold the wrapper over the filling, creating a triangle. Make sure each side with egg wash is touching a side that does not have egg wash.
Press the sides together so the filling is sealed inside. Move the samosa to the prepared baking sheet and continue with the remaining wrappers and filling.
When all samosas have been placed on the baking sheet, brush the remaining olive oil over them.
Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Flip over, and if dry, brush more oil over the other side. Bake for another 10 minutes.
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