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Hard boiled Egg Samosa Squares

Who says only kids need food served "interestingly" different to get them to eat? Two adults here in Yanbu do too. Just 10 days into Ramadan and I am already running out of ideas of what to make for iftar. Trust me, if it was just me, I would be happy with the least things. For me it is always the main course - so I work on making interesting new dinners when my partner has made it very clear that Iftar has to have a good spread. Well... though he did not explicitly state that, his expressions say a thousand samosas!

Today's recipe is inspired by my craving for Kerala style egg puff. Without an oven or puff pastry, I wanted to incorporate some of its elements into samosa sheets. Btw, the Switz Sambosa leaves I got in the start of Ramadan has 100 sheets and they expire end of July. When I pointed out that to F, all he had to say was "Make 5 samosa each day!" so much love for deep-fried? 😑

Hard boiled Egg Samosa Squares

This attempt of making squares will help me use up the sheets too! and what went into the making the masala is leftover chopped salad veggies. Oh! the most important thing, I have used Dukkah spice for the masala. Duqqa, Dukkah, Duka, etc is an Egyptian spice blend that has no fixed recipe. I picked it just out of curiosity and upon researching, it is a blend that has hazelnut along with few other spices that differ from family to family. It is totally optional, the recipe works well even if you skip it. 

Unfortunately, the pack I picked had no composition listed nor the contents. That means I may not be able to recreate this same taste if I run out of the stock! Blogging about this recipe anyways for those who are as curious as me and if you have samosa sheets to use up! 😜

Yields 6 samosa squares

Hard-Boiled Egg Samosa Squares

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 large onion, finely sliced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
2 green chilli, finely chopped
a few curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon Dukkah powder (optional)
1/4 cup cubed green and red peppers (capsicums)
Salt to taste
2 hard-boiled eggs (each sliced into 3 roundels)
Samosa sheets – 2 for each square
Oil to fry

Hard boiled Egg Samosa Squares
In the pics, the egg was not cut into roundels which I suggest is a better option. The last set of folding is done after you turn the sides. This way both sides of the square has even share of sheet layers.

METHOD

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a pan
  2. Add the fennel seeds
  3. Once they start to crackle add the onions, ginger, green chilli and chopped curry leaves.
  4. Saute this over medium heat until the onions turn golden brown.
  5. Add the chopped peppers (green, red and/or yellow)
  6. Add the chilli powder, Dukkah masala, salt to taste and saute till the oil starts to separate. 
  7. Turn the heat off and set aside.
  8. Slice the eggs into roundels (which I didn't do, but realised later that it would be a better choice)
  9. Take two samosa sheets and follow the images for folding idea 
  10. Use water to seal as you go wrapping around
  11. Deep/shallow fry in enough oil on low to medium flame
  12. Flip using a slotted spoon and fry both sides until golden brown 
  13. Remove and leave them on kitchen tissue to drain any excess oil
Just want to reiterate, cut the egg into roundels instead of wedges like here. Roundels will lay flat and help in wrapping up neatly. Also, adjust the heat accordingly as we need to ensure the envelope of sheets is cooked evenly. 

Though I started with the crave for Kerala egg puff, this hard-boiled egg samosa square has a blend of middle eastern spice and South Indian herb (curry leaves)😍

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