Are Samosas Gluten Free?
Samosas are delicious Indian snacks made with chickpea flour batter stuffed with spicy potato filling. They are traditionally served at festivals and celebrations, but they are now available year-round. These savory treats are usually deep-fried, but they can also be baked or steamed.
Yes. Samosas is gluten-free. Wheat, rye, and barley all contain the protein known as gluten. Some people may experience symptoms if they consume gluten, including stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, and skin rashes.
However, not everyone reacts to gluten the same way. Some people may feel fine after eating gluten, while others may develop celiac disease. Celiac disease causes inflammation of the small intestine when gluten enters the digestive tract.
While maida, a finely ground white wheat flour, is typically used to make Indian samosas, you can make baked gluten-free samosa, beef samosas, crispy samosas, gluten-free samosa dough by using rice paper for crispier samosas, or bags of flour and tapioca starch for more delicate samosas.
Gluten-Free Samosa Recipe
Samosas are delicious Indian snacks made with savory stuffed pastries called vegan samosas. These tasty treats are usually served at parties and celebrations.
You can find samosas sold in grocery stores and restaurants across America. However, if you’re trying to avoid gluten, you may not be able to enjoy these delicious snacks.
Luckily, you can still eat samosas without worrying about cross-contamination. All you need is a simple recipe for gluten-free samosas.
This samosa recipe calls for cauliflower florets, carrots, peas, potatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, cilantro, green chilies, a pinch of salt, garam masala, coriander powder, red chili powder, baking soda, corn flour, oil, cold water, cashew nuts.
Step 1: Prep and Cook the Vegetables
Start by cutting the vegetables into small pieces. Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Cut the onion into slices.
Slice the carrot into thin strips.
Chop the cauliflower into florets.
Shred the cabbage. Dice the spinach.
Slice the green beans into long pieces.
Slice the ginger into fine slivers.
Mince the garlic.
Finely chop the cilantro.
Crush the coriander leaves.
Add the crushed coriander leaves to the chopped cilantro.
Add a teaspoon of salt to the diced potatoes.
Let stand for 10 minutes.
Drain off any excess liquid.
Transfer the drained potato chunks mixture to a large bowl. Add the finely sliced onions, shredded carrots, peas, cauliflower, and finely chopped green beans. Toss gently until evenly mixed. Set aside.
Next, add the finely chopped cabbage, finely chopped spinach, finely chopped green beans, and thinly sliced ginger to the bowl containing the baked potato mixture. Toss gently until combined.
Now, transfer the russet potato pieces to a medium bowl. Stir in the finely minced garlic, red chili powder, and garam masala. Season with salt. For 30 minutes, cover and leave at room temperature.
Step 2: Add More Filling
Next, add more filling ingredients to your samosas. You can use any combination of vegetables, meat, cheese, etc., that you’d like.
Just remember to keep the total weight of the filling at less than 1/3 of the dough. With a wooden spoon, add half of the warm water, then stir the flour into the mixture until it is fully combined.
Step 3: Dough
To make the samosa dough ball, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Add the vegetable oil to the mixing bowl and mix well. Then add lukewarm water and knead until smooth. For 30 minutes, envelope the mixture in paper and let it rest.
Step 4: Get The Right Samosa Shape
To make this delicious samosa, start by chopping the onions, ginger, and garlic. Then mix the chopped vegetables with the ground almonds, flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
Next, heat the vegetable oil in a pan and fry the mixture until golden brown. Finally, roll the dough into balls and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Cut it into a 4-inch circle or a triangle shape.
Step 5: Fill Your Samosas
Fill your samosas with ingredients that are healthy and delicious. You can add any vegetables you’d like, including carrots with water, peas, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, etc.
To keep your filling fresh, try adding a drop of water at the beginning of cooking. Then drain off excess liquid after cooking.
Add a small amount of salt to taste.
Use a food processor to chop veggies if needed.
Place mixture in a bowl and roll into balls.
Step 6: Bake
After resting, roll the dough into small balls and place them onto a greased cookie sheet. Flatten the balls slightly using your fingers. Sprinkle the tops with chopped cashews.
Bake the samosas for a cooking time of 15 minutes at 350 degrees F on medium heat. Remove from oven and serve hot with tomato sauce and/or raita.
Even though they aren’t quite as crunchy when baked samosas taste just as good. They are also a little healthier.
What Are Some Gluten-Free Samosa Brands?
There are several brands of gluten-free samosas available today. However, not all of them are created equal. You may find yourself wondering if there is any food in gluten-free samosa brands worth buying. Here are some of the most popular ones.
Samosa King – A brand of gluten-free samosa snacks made by Indian food giant KFC. These delicious samosas come in four flavors: Original, Sweet Potato, Mango Chutney, and Garlic Butter.
Samsara Foods – A brand of gluten-free samosas made by India’s largest manufacturer of packaged foods. Their products include savory samosas, sweet samosas, potato samosas, vegetable samosas, chicken samosas, cheese samosas and vegetarian samosas.
Bread & Co – A brand of gluten, wheat, and dairy-free samosa snacks. Their products include savories, sweet samosas, and potato samosas.
Cream Cheese – A brand of gluten-, wheat, and dairy-free snack foods made from scratch. Their products include savories, sweet samosas with cream cheese filling, potato samosas with cream cheese, sweet potato samosas with cream cheese filling, sweet potato samosas with cream cheese filling, savory samosas with cream cheesy filling, savory samosa with cream cheese filling, and sweet potato samosas with creamy cheese filling.
Taste of Home – A brand of gluten/wheat / dairy-free snack foods manufactured in the United States. Their products include savors, sweet samosas (without cream cheese), potato samosas (without creamy cheese), and savory samosas (without creamy cheese).
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