I have had those filo pastry Samosas at times, at my friends’ places. Never really liked them honestly. Especially the frozen ones, they taste so horrible and soggy. One time I visited a friend who was frying these Samosas at the same time, and I had to have two of those with ketchup ( I hate that too ! ). And trust me when I say, I couldn’t eat any snack for over 10 days after that. That said, I eat some or the other thing every now and then so it was kind of a big deal for me.
- 8-10 filo pastry sheets / or spring rolls sheets
- 500 gm packed spinach leaves
- 200 gm Feta cheese (almost ½ cup)
- 2 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp to bruch on top
- 2 tsp mix seasoning – black pepper, paprika, salt, nutmeg
- 2 tbsp pine nuts – you may use walnuts too
- 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
How to make?
- Take filo sheets out and thaw well beforehand. Wash spinach and drain it perfectly squeezing hard, keep aside.
- To make the stuffing, heat oil in a pan. When hot enough, add minced garlic and fry for 10-120 seconds.
- Add spinach and cook it covered for 5-6 minutes, spinach will wilt. Now add spices and cook it open to evaporate the remaining water, stirring in between.
- When cooked properly, transfer it to a bowl and let it cool
- After it comes to room temperature, add crumbled feta cheese and mix very gently. Be careful not to mash the cheese, it might taste the same but appearance will be all bland
- Take one filo sheet at a time, keep the stuffing in between and fold it up as a parcel. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 40-50 minutes till the top turns golden brown.
- Serve hot with sweet chili sauce or peanut dip.
- Make sure you eat it fresh and hot, since once it gets cold and you reheat it it will be all soggy and the stuffing wont taste that good
- Add more seasoning as per your taste
- You may stuff these parcels as per your choice, with peas, potato or any other veggies.
Sending it to Jagruti’s Potluck party