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  • Serves: 8 Samosas

Moong Samosa (Mung Bean Pastry)

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Category: Appetizers, Snacks, Indian, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • Ghee, as necessary
  • 1 tb Onion, chopped
  • 1 pn Asafetida
  • 1 ts Black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 ts Ginger, grated
  • 1 pn Garam masala
  • 1 pn Green mango powder
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Cayenne
  • 4 tb Mung beans, presoaked
  • 1 tb Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Recipe pastry dough
  • Water to bind


Heat 2 tb ghee in a skillet over low heat. Saute the
onion, asafetida, mustard seeds & ginger until the
onion is golden brown. Stir in garam masala, green
mango powder, salt & cayenne. Mix thoroughly.
Add beans, cover the pan & cook over moderate heat for
10 minutes until the beans are tender. Stir in
cilantro & remove from heat. Divide into 8 portions.
Brush one half moon of pastry with water & fold into a
cone. Fill each cone with 1 portion of filling & seal
the top. Repeat with remaining pastry.
Heat enough ghee in a wok or large skillet to deep-fry
4 samosas at once. When very hot, deep-fry the samosas
for a few minutes until golden-brown on both sides.
Remove from heat & drain well before serving.

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