Cooking With Your Toddler: Vegetable Samosas
This is another quick and simple recipe that we discovered watching the C-Beebies programme I Can Cook. It is a great one to make with your toddler or even older children.
For these vegetable samosas you will need:
- 1 carrot, precooked
- 1 spring onion
- 3 small new potatoes, peeled and cooked
- 1 large tablespoon of peas
- 6 sheets of filo pastry
- 1 large tablespoon of curry paste, we used tikka masala paste
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable or olive oil
Firstly on a chopping board chop the carrot and potatoes into approximately 1cm size chunks using a table-knife. Place these in a mixing bowl.
Older children may then snip up the spring onion using childrens scissors and add to the bowl. You will need to do this yourself with toddlers.
Add your curry paste to the bowl and mix until all ingredients are evenly coated.
Lay out one sheet of filo pastry on a clean chopping board. Dab the surface lightly with oil in small areas throughout and then fold in half across the width leaving you with a long, narrow strip.
Place one tablespoon of your vegetable mixture near the bottom of the pastry and fold over from the corner to make a triangle shape. Dab the remainder of the strip lightly with oil and continue to fold over your triangle shape, wrapping it in the pastry, until you reach the end.
Dab the surface lightly with oil and place on a baking sheet.
Repeat with your remaining mixture and pastry sheets.
Place in an oven, pre-heated to 200˚C (180˚C fan oven), for 20 minutes or until crispy and golden. Clearly do not let your child near the hot oven.
Allow to cool slightly before serving.