Tuesday, February 1, 2011

mung bean patties with vegetable samosas



Mung Bean Patties

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups whole mung beans
2 tbs rice flour
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 cup of organic plain yoghurt

Directions
Immerse the whole mung beans in water for at least 6 hours and up to 12
Drain them and put them in a large mortar and pestel (or grinder of your choice) and grind until a smooth paste is formed (this takes a bit of time and work if you are doing it by hand)
Add rice flour and spices
Take small amounts of the paste and roll into balls
Deep fry each ball on each side until golden
Remove from oil and immerse in yoghurt, let it sit for 30 minutes in the yoghurt
Serve with paprika


Samosas

Ingredients

Filling: 3 small potatoes, peeled, cut into small chunks and boiled until soft
1 carrot, peeled and cut into small chunks
3/4 cup peas
1 small red onion, diced
sunflower oil
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp ground cumin

Pastry: see the recipe for wholewheat chapati

Directions
Pour oil into a pan and add the onion and spices until fragrant. Add the Potatoes, carrots and peas and cook for 3-5 minutes until all veggies are soft. Remove from heat.
Roll out the dough into thin circles and spoon small amounts of filling into the middle of the dough.
Fold over and seal and put onto a lined or greased baking sheet.
Bake in the oven at 210˙C for 15-25 minutes until golden and dough is cooked through.

Serve with yoghurt, mint and cucumber dip.

xo m.

6 comments:

Isil Simsek said...

these look so delicious!how on earth can you make these with two little ones?

karen said...

this looks mighty delicious!

Jgee said...

I'm hungry and I just ate my breakfast. I will have to try this out. I am doing a 52 recipes in 52 weeks challenge this year, coming up with a new vegetarian recipe for every week of 2011. This may just have to feature. Thanks.

Jo said...

These look fantastic - just the sort of food I like to eat! As soon as this hideously hot weather is over I'll definitely make it, thanks for sharing the recipes.

Gaby said...

I've always wanted to make samosas and now you've inspired me! As soon as it's not 40 degrees in my kitchen I am definitely giving these a go :)

villa spanje said...

Really Awesome and yummy post.Feeling appetite by reviewing the post.Thanks for sharing this recipe and i will try it right now.....

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