Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sweet Samosa with Pear Filling

As i had some pears with me, i wanted to try making something similar to apple pie which my daughter used to eat in MCdonalds. Today is my friend dhanam's birthday. So i tried this recipe as one of her birthday party's item. The kids relished it.

Pears (ripe) - 3nos
Cinnamon powder - 1/2tsp
Nutmeg - 1/4tsp
Sugar - 3/4cup
Salt - less than 1/4
Margirine - 2tsp
Plain flour - 2-3tsp

For dough
Plain flour - 21/2cup
Salt - a pinch
Sugar - 2tsp
Butter - 1/4cup
Vegetable oil - 4tsp
Ice water - 1/4cup

1. Mix flour, salt, sugar, butter, oil and water and make a dough. Cover and set aside for 2hrs.
2. Wash and dice the pears. In a kadai add flour, butter, sugar, salt, margirine, nutmeg and cinnamon powder. Switch on the gas and mix thoroughly. Add the pears. Keep it covered and mix well now and then. If needed add 2-3tsp of water. Once the pears are soft, switch it off. Allow it to cool.
3.Take a small lemon size dough and roll it out. With a small round cutter (cover of a small round box) cut the dough into round shapes. Dip a finger in water and apply it on the edges of it. Place a spoonful of the pear mixture in the centre and close the edges tight. With a fork press the edges and you get a design.
4. Keep enough oil in a kadai and when hot, deep fry the samosas turning sides and remove when golden brown.
You can make the samosas and keep them in the freezer for 2-3 days and fry them when needed.
This is my submission for A fruit a month - Pears and Spring Fruit sensation.


Chef said...

they used to sell apple and pineapple pies here at McD's too... not anymore... htese look beautiful... I'm going to try them.

Abby said...

these look great radha, much nicer than the commercially made versions! thanks for being part of teh minthly mingle.

Meeta K said...

lovely idea radha. adding pears to samosa dough is simply ingenious! thanks for entering the MM!