Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

Hello and welcome back to Meatless Monday! This week’s version is Indian instead of Mexican. I really want to insert an equal opportunity joke here, but I am resisting. Let’s just say I’m down with the brown – all of them wlEmoticon smile22 Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

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I love Samosas, but am not in the business of making spending hours making individual pockets of potato filled joy. So when I came across a recipe for one big samosa I was all over it. I found this idea in Vegetarian Times over a year ago and don’t have a link to it, just a ripped out page of an old mag. It’s been in my grubby little big hands ever since – and even traveled from Maryland back to California. I finally made my own sweet potato version today.

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Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

(Adapted from Vegetarian Times Recipe )

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tb olive oil
  • water

IMG 0122 1024x683 thumb Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa CasseroleSamosa Filling:

  • 4 c. sweet potato ( I used 2 huge ones)
  • 3/4 c.  chopped onion
  • 1 Tb garlic
  • 1 1/2 c. frozen carrots and peas
  • 1 Tb. mustard seeds
  • 1.5 tsp curry powder
  • 1.5 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (opt)

Directions:

Make Crust – Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix flour and salt. Add olive oil until it begins to clump. Add 2 Tb of water and mix until dough forms a ball. Cover and set aside.

Make Filling – IMG 0171 1024x683 thumb Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

1. I cooked 2 massive sweet potatoes in the microwave to make just under 4 cups of mashed. You can boil them if you wish, just make sure to end up with about that amount.IMG 0128 1024x683 thumb Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

The skin easily peeled off and I set it aside.IMG 0130 1024x683 thumb Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

2. Mix spices together and set aside.

3. In a hot skillet brown onion and garlic. IMG 0127 1024x683 thumb Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

Push it to the side and add spices to hot pan. Mix.IMG 0132 1024x683 thumb Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

4. Add carrots and peas. Heat through.IMG 0125 683x1024 thumb Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

5. Add mashed sweet potato. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Taste, add more spices or S&P to suit.

7. Spread filling in pie plate.IMG 0144 1024x683 thumb Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

Top with Crust -

1. Roll out ball of dough on a well floured cutting board.

Once it is big enough to cover top of pie plate, place on top. Pinch edges and cut off excess. Cut an “X” on top to vent.

Brush crust with an egg white.

Bake at 375 for about 35 minutes or until crust is golden.IMG 0156 1024x683 thumb Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

Let it set for 5 minutes before serving. IMG 0162 1024x683 thumb Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

When I was rolling out the crust I made sure to fold it over itself a few times. This made for a good, flaky crust wlEmoticon smile22 Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

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Serve with beans (for me) or chicken (for Ben). Or really, just dig in and eat it as the main dish like I’m doing now!

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 Mexican Indian Meatless Monday is served. IMG 0175 1024x683 thumb Meatless Monday Recipe: Sweet Potato Samosa Casserole

Enjoy!

Comments

    • says

      Most of the time he does, but he doesn’t like chickpeas and I LOVE them. Part of the reason I haven’t been eating them is because I’ve been choosing beans he likes and neglecting my own taste buds. So, I’m back on the chickpeas, but have to find him another option :)

  1. says

    I hope you saved those potato skins for me, because that’s my favorite part!!!

    Haha, I would have appreciated the equal opportunity joke. I think the equal opp act should translate to food as well. I’m sad that not many people give real Korean food a chance, unless it’s served on a taco.

  2. Christina says

    WOW comfort food at its finest. Looks delish! Do you think it would work with regular whole wheat flour? I know pastry flour is a bit lighter, so I wonder if the regular whole wheat would be too heavy.

  3. says

    What an interesting idea! I have the same thing with my husband. He almost always eats beans just because that’s what I’m having, but sometimes my man needs his meat.

  4. Sara Kolpek says

    I loved this!! I made it last week with a pre-made crust. It’s super easy to make, filling, and vegan!! I was a little hesitant about all the spices mixed together– especially since I used mustard powder instead of the seeds– but it turned out great! Thinking about putting it on the menu again for next week. :)

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