Recipe: Low Carb Samoosas

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And here it is, as promised! 😄 For all those looking for healthier alternative to the norm: low carb samoosas! They're easy to make and extremely forgiving as holes and tears can easily be patched up due to the nature of the dough which makes filling that much easier too! They can be fried in the airfryer without oil, as the natural oil from the cheese helps to brown the exterior creating a light crunchy texture. I prepared a batch of these in anticipation of the holy month of Ramadhaan as our intention this year, along with gaining spiritual insight and peace is to cleanse not just our minds, hearts and souls but our bodies as well. Find the recipe in the comments section and prepare to enjoy guilt free savouries for iftaar 😘 I'd like to wish all my Instagram friends observing the fast, a month of peace, love and forgiveness and a happy Friday to all! P.S. Keep an eye out for my next low carb savoury discovery!

Recipe credit: Adapted from the fat-head pizza dough
Picture credit: @aniseeds

For the dough:
1 1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese (grated)
3/4 cup Almond Flour
2 tbsp cream cheese
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt

Method:
In microwaveable bowl, add the cheese and almond flour and mix to coat. Add in the cream cheese and microwave for 1 min, stir and then microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir into a ball of warm dough. It's best to work with the dough as soon as it forms and whilst it is still warm as it is a lot more malleable.
Roll out the dough into a rectangular shape lengthways. Take a knife and slice equal sized columns from top to bottom. Thereafter, slice the columns in half widthways. Whilst the dough is still warm, spoon filling onto the bottom of the dough and start folding diagonally into a triangular shape, as you would a normal samoosa, making sure to pinch the corners closed as you do so. If you feel that the dough has hardened slightly, put the columns into the microwave for 5 seconds to warm up again and this will make them manageable to work with again.

Note: the addition of cream cheese makes the dough softer however for a crunchier texture but also slightly dry texture, omit the cream cheese.
Chicken mince filling

Recipe credit: @aniseeds
Picture credit: @aniseeds

Ingredients:

1kg chicken mince
2 curry spoons ghee
Salt to taste
1 tblsp crushed green chillies or to taste
2 tblsps red ginger and garlic masala
1 tblsp whole cumin seeds
2 tblsps dhana jeeru powder
1/2 tblsp jeeru powder
3 medium onions, chopped
1 cup chopped coriander

Instructions:

Heat up ghee in large pot
Add in chopped onions and saute till translucent and soft
Add in ginger garlic, green chillies and cumin and braise lightly. Add in chicken mince and mix through well. Keep mixing and breaking up chicken mince lumps with the back of your spoon to ensure that the mince is fine and evenly cooked. Allow to cook until all the water burns out. As it's cooking, add in salt and dhana jeeru and jeeru powder. I tend to add a little extra dhana jeeru because I enjoy the flavour. Taste as you add the above ingredients till you are satisfied with the flavour.

Once water is cooked away and mince is nice and dry, remove from the heat and allow to cool. Adjust salt if needed. Once cooled, add the chopped coriander.

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