Crescent Samosas

Longing for Indian food? Jump-start your curry cravings with refrigerated crescents.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Samosas

2
tablespoons olive oil
1
garlic clove, minced
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
can (15 to 16 oz) small whole potatoes, drained, diced
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
can (15 oz) LeSueur® very young small early peas, drained
1
teaspoon curry powder
1 1/2
teaspoons lemon juice
Pepper to taste
2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated reduced fat crescent dinner rolls

Sauce

1
cup Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1
garlic clove, minced
1/2
teaspoon cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
Dash pepper

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add 1 garlic clove and 4 tablespoons of the chiles; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add potatoes and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook 8 minutes or until potatoes are light golden brown, stirring frequently. Add peas, curry powder, lemon juice and pepper; cook and stir until thoroughly heated, mashing slightly as mixture cooks.
  • 2 Separate dough into 16 triangles. Place 2 rounded tablespoons potato mixture on shortest side of each triangle. Roll up, starting at shortest side of triangle, gently wrapping dough around filling and rolling to opposite point. Pinch edges to seal. Place on ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until samosas are golden brown.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in blender, place sauce ingredients. Cover; blend until smooth. Refrigerate until serving time. Garnish samosas with remaining chiles. Serve warm with sauce.

Expert Tips

Samosas originated in India as snacks sold from street pushcarts. They are usually fried pastries filled with veggies, meat or a combination filling. Look for these "street food" snacks in East Indian restaurants, usually under appetizers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
970mg
970%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.