Looking for a quick, easy-to-make Indian snack that is filling, delicious, and most importantly, easily affordable? Try these chicken samosas paired with mint yogurt dip that are the best solution to those hunger pangs!
Ingredients (12-14 servings)
Coriander Seeds: 1 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds: 1 Tbsp
Paprika: 1 Tbsp or Kashmiri Lal Mirch Chilies: 8-10
Garlic Powder: 1 Tbsp
Dry Mango Powder or Lemon Zest: 1 ½ Tsp
Ground Ginger: ½ Tbsp
Ground Cinnamon: ½ Tsp
Ground Cloves: ½ Tsp
Dry Mint Leaves: ½ Tsp
Cooking Oil: 1 ½ Tbsp
Red Onion: 1 Cup (chopped)
Minced Jalapeno: 1 Tbsp
Ground Chicken: 1 Pound
Salt: 1 Tsp
Cilantro: 1 Cup
Phyllo Sheets: 2 Pounds (about 2 boxes)
Melted Butter or Oil (for brushing the phyllo sheets): ¼ Cup
3/4 cup Plain Yogurt: ¾ Cup
1/3 cup Fresh Mint Leaves: ⅓ Cup (chopped)
Ground Sumac or Lemon Juice: 1 Tsp
Olive Oil: 1 Tsp
Ground Black Pepper: ¼ Tsp
Salt: ⅛ Tsp (or to taste)
Making the Spice Mix
Take a small pan and set it over medium-high heat. Add coriander seeds and cumin, and dry toast them till they become fragrant. Then, after letting them cool down, put the roasted spice seeds into a spice grinder with garlic powder, paprika, mango powder, ground cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, along with mint leaves. Grind them to a fine powder.
Prepare the Samosa Filling
Take a large skillet and set it over medium heat with oil. Once it starts shimmering, add jalapeños, and onions and sauté them till the onion softens. Then, turn the heat to medium-high and add 1 tbsp of the tikka masala spice, salt, and the ground chicken. Then, mix it well and let it cook till it has a brown color and the liquid has dried. Set it aside to cool, and preheat the oven to 375°F.
Assemble the Samosas
Using 2 full sheets at a time, stack them on each other and brush with oil or butter gently. Then, fold them in half lengthwise. Put around 2 tbsp of the filling on one end of the phyllo sheet and fold to form a triangle. Now, seal the open ends of the sheets like a triangular parcel and brush oil or butter on top. Keep a baking sheet lined with parchment paper ready and start putting each assembled samosa on it.
Making the Dip
Once all the samosas have been assembled, put them in the oven to bake till the edges turn golden – for around 10 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, take a medium bowl, add mint, yogurt, pepper, salt, olive oil, and sumac, and mix well to prepare the dip.
Paris is an all-time favorite travel destination. The city has everything that gives visitors a great experience – iconic places, cultural attractions, top-end shopping, and of course, food. Here are some unmissable cafes in the City of Love for you to sit at while you wait for Cupid to work its magic!
La Palette Cafe
Located in the heart of Montmartre, La Palette is a small, intimate cafe that serves delicious food. The menu includes a wide range of dishes such as croque monsieur or quiche Lorraine. It’s also great for lunch or dinner when you want to eat something light and savory. The atmosphere is very friendly and cozy, with plenty of places to sit down and relax. This is one of those cafes that you’ll want to visit again and again because it’s so good!
Les Deux Magots
The Les Deux Magots Cafe in Paris is a darling of the city, and for good reason. The cafe is a classic Parisian establishment with its Art Nouveau facade and it’s been open for over 100 years. It’s also one of the most famous cafes in the city, thanks to Hemingway’s love affair with it back in the 1920s. You can do many things here, including watching a film or listening to live music while enjoying delicious food.
La Fontaine de Belleville
La Fontaine de Belleville is one of the most popular cafes in Paris. It’s a great place to sit down, have a coffee and enjoy some pastries and croissants for breakfast. The cafe has been around for over 100 years, and it has always been the perfect place to meet friends or just have a quiet moment to yourself. The interior is very simple and minimalistic, with wooden floors, white walls, and large windows that let in a lot of natural light. The space is also decorated with many paintings by local artists, which adds to its charm.
Café de Flore
This café is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea or to simply relax and read a book. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed, but also modern and trendy. Café de Flore offers fingerlicking food with a French twist. Their menu includes everything from breakfast to lunch and dinner. One of their most popular dishes is the Crêpe de la Bourse (crêpe with chicken, ham, and mushrooms). They also have some unique desserts, such as meringues and macarons.