Last weekend I prepared Cheese corn samosa along with some chocolate samosas.I choose to bake the samosas rather frying it .It’s an experiment which turns really awesome.This chocolate samosa is not healthy but it’s bit healthier than the fried version and I have replaced normal chocolate with dark chocolate to make it even more healthier.This recipe is adapted from Chef Ajay Chopra’s TV show called “Hie Tea”.But I modified a bit of it .I didn’t coat the samosa with sugar syrup instead of it I choose to drizzle some chocolate-coffee flavored syrup on top of the samosa.
I have a lot to talk today, so if you don’t like my rants then you can directly jump into the recipe……….. 🙂
I grew up in Calcutta (Kolkata) and being a Bengali it’s quite natural that I am in deeply love with “Mishti” (i.e sweet).Sweet is an integral part of Bengali culture and our meal is incomplete without sweet.In Kolkata two-three sweet shops are very common in almost every lane or colony and whenever any guests visits someone’s house they offers sweets.It’s the part of Bengal’ s culture.But here (in Hyderabad) the culture is quite different and sweets are also varies.I miss Kolkata’s sweets a lot and probably that’s why to satisfy my sweet tooth I always try to prepare different sweets/deserts.In my blog you will get a lot of Bengali sweet recipes along with some other deserts.
We all know that consumption of too much sugar(calorie)can make you fat or overweight or obese and causes other diseases too. But if you consume sweet within a certain limits then that’s not gonna make you fat. So Chill. 🙂
A question which is quite frequently asked by most of my friends and colleagues:
- How do you maintain your figure (or your weight)??What’s the secrets diet??
Frankly speaking there is no secret diet. I believe that healthy lifestyle and home cooked food can make weight management easier.I don’t much bother about my weight but yes again I don’t want to be Fat or skinny either.I am a Foodie who loves to cook and eat.I often try a variety of recipe in my kitchen, sometime for two of us or for my family members or close friends. Thankfully I don’t easily gain weight because of the genetic factor (and metabolism)so I guess in this case I am truly blessed . But one thing which I always keeps in my mind that “To maintain weight we need to burn off the same amount of calories as we are consuming from food, so if we eat more than we need to burn more.”So whenever I eat much calorie I try to balance it with other food.Because exercise or going to gym is quite impossible for me.But sometimes when I put on some extra killoes I try to cut my calorie(try to cut sugar intake or try to avoid unhealthy junk food or high calorie food)to go back to my original shape.It’s a quick and easy way to make those extra calories disappear.
Ingredients:(for 6 pieces Chocolate Samosa )
Dark chocolate chopped into small pieces 1 cup
all purpose flour 1½ cups
Castor sugar (powder sugar) 1 teaspoon
oil 1 tablespoons
chopped almond and pistachio 2 tablespoon
Oil for brushing the samosas-1 teaspoon
- Combine flour, sugar and oil in a bowl. Mix well and rub till it resembles a breadcrumb texture.
- Add sufficient water and knead into a semi-stiff dough. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
- Meanwhile chop the chocolates or you can grate them too it’s your wish.
- Combine chocolate and pistachio,almond in a bowl.
- Divide dough into 6 equal portions and roll out into medium size rotis. Cut the rotis into halves.
- Apply water on one edge half and roll into a small cone.
- Place a spoonful of the chocolate mixture in the cone and seal to make a samosa. Similar prepare the remaining.
- Preheat the oven for 2-3 minutes at 180 degree C.
- Bake the samosa for 25-30 minutes at 180 degree C.
1 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
1 teaspoon coffee
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- In a pan add water and sugar,Let it boil, whisking until sugar is dissolved.
- Whisk in cocoa and coffee and simmer, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add let it cool.
- You can add more sugar but I prefer less sweet syrup.
- syrup will thicken as it cools down.
Finally drizzle some chocolate syrup and serve immediately.