Monday, 7 September 2015

Chickpea, Potato and Mango Chutney Filo 'Samosa' Pie

This Chickpea, Potato and Mango Chutney Filo 'Samosa' Pie is ultimately a vegetarian samosa Not traditional triangular shape, but more of a round pie wrapped up in a paper thin filo pastry and then baked in the oven, not deep fried.  It has comforting mashy potatoes, nutty chickpeas and green peas.  There is also some fenugreek in this to give it a curry hint and a couple of fresh green chillies (with seeds of course - I like it spicy) and finally some mango for a little sweetness. You could make your own mango chutney, but honestly there are loads of good brands out there that you don't have to.  

These Chickpea, Potato and Mango Chutney Filo Pastry Pie  were very filling, but like any good samosa it needs minty or coriander chutney or a raita of sorts to accompany it.  I made a simple home-made minty tomato salad with it, which worked really well.  
The prompt for today was make/eat something inspired by a book or movie.  One movie that I really, really like that takes me a roller coaster of emotions was Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair.  
So the idea was to make something Anglo -Indian either a South Asian snack like samosa or with a fruit from the Indian sub-Continent like mangoes (loyal readers remember mangocheeks!).  I couldn't remember top of my head if there was a samosa eating scene in the movie, or even  a scene about mangoes maybe... but there were plenty  of edible flowers throughout the movie and more specifically marigolds (sadly not featured in the recipe here, though I did have some in the garden). 
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Other than the final fantastic dance scene, one of my favourite scenes was which involved the character PK Dubey, the wedding planners blossoming romance with the family's housekeeper Alice.  Dubey is not a pleasant character at all, and not in the least attractive, but you find yourself warming to him as the movie progresses and his character becomes softer as he begins to fall for Alice.  Well, this particular character PK Dubey is found pretty much munching on marigolds pretty much in every scene that he is in, except for the one below where he presents as an apology to Alice - a heart made from marigold flowers. Ah romance like this can only be found in the movies.   I am sharing this with Fabulous Foodie Fridays hosted by Bake Play Smile and Create Bake Make;

20 comments:

  1. These just look so good! I haven't made anything with filo for a while, I think it's time.

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    1. I love filo pastry, comes in handy when I can't be bothered to make pastry from scratch or want a lighter pastry

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  2. Yum-- some of my favourite ingredients all in one package!

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  3. Nice combo! I like the idea of adding mango chutney. Like you, I also like my samosa filling potatoes mashy!

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    1. Mashy samosas are just so comforting

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  4. Thanks so much for the visit and comment! I've added you to my MoFo BlogRoll! So glad you joined in the FUN! Your post here looks and sounds wonderful! Nice blog you have here, too!
    http://MyBlissfulJourney.com

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    1. Thank you so much for repaying the compliment Jennifer, I am visiting vegan mofo blogs. And for the lovely comment

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  5. They sound delicious!!! Just my sort of thing! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy, I am hoping to participate this Friday.

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  6. Oh my goodness I love Monsoon Wedding! What a great movie. Great idea to use filo for the samosas – I think I will have to try this!

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    1. Thank you Michelle, it is a super movie.
      Really appreciate your comment

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  7. I love this clever take on a traditional samosa!! Hehehe and yes I totally agree - there are so many great chutneys available nowadays! Thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party xx

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    1. Thank you so much Lucy. I hope to join in again next week.

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  8. Your samosa pies look delicious Shaheen, love the addition of mango chutney. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  9. Love this samosa idea and the tip of the movie. Haven't seen it, but I bet my daughter and I will love it!

    Zsu @ Zsu's Vegan Pantry

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    1. Zsu, it is most excellent movie. I didn't think i was going to enjoy it, i didn't like Bride and Prejudice or Queen or Mistress of Spices (both with the same actress), but this movie is fantastic and thought provoking.

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