Spiced potato filo parcels

Try these for a healthier version of samosas

SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPE Side
SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPE Side

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Cook potato in a little water in the microwave until tender, about 6 minutes. Very lightly mash the potatoes with a fork so that potato is broken up.
  3. Cook onion and garlic in a non-stick frying pan with a dash of oil until onion is opaque. Add spices and fry for two minutes.
  4. Add potato and peas to the pan and mix through. Cook until peas are defrosted.
  5. Make a layer of four sheets of filo, brushing lightly in between each sheet with milk. Cut pile in half lengthways to make a long thin strip. Put a spoonful of mixture in the corner of each strip and repeatedly fold over itself into a triangle shape. Brush the top of each triangle lightly with milk and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Tip

Serve as a starter or as a main served with non-starchy vegetables and a protein-containing food such as meat, chicken, or dhal.

  • potatoes, diced into small squares
  • onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp
    oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    chilli
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    garam masala
  • 1 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1 cup
    frozen peas
  • sheets filo pastry
  •  
    Low-fat milk
Per serve
  • Energy
    671kJ
  • Total Fat
    2.2g
  • Saturated Fat
    0.6g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    28g
  • Dietary Fibre
    4.5g
  • Sodium
    173mg

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Cook potato in a little water in the microwave until tender, about 6 minutes. Very lightly mash the potatoes with a fork so that potato is broken up.
  3. Cook onion and garlic in a non-stick frying pan with a dash of oil until onion is opaque. Add spices and fry for two minutes.
  4. Add potato and peas to the pan and mix through. Cook until peas are defrosted.
  5. Make a layer of four sheets of filo, brushing lightly in between each sheet with milk. Cut pile in half lengthways to make a long thin strip. Put a spoonful of mixture in the corner of each strip and repeatedly fold over itself into a triangle shape. Brush the top of each triangle lightly with milk and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Tip

Serve as a starter or as a main served with non-starchy vegetables and a protein-containing food such as meat, chicken, or dhal.