We've bought samosas from the frozen food section a couple of times and found them to be mediocre. My daughter actually got sick after eating some and now refuses to eat them. I wanted to try to make my own at home, but decided to compromise a bit and make it simpler. I also used a lot less curry than conventional recipes call for. To me, a little curry goes a long way.
3 large potatoes, baked, cooled and peeled
One can cut green beans, drained
One frozen pie crust
One onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 t. fresh ginger, minced
1 t. curry powder
1/2 t. cilantro (or coriander - they are the same thing)
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. cumin
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
One can chickpeas (or garbanzos - they are the same thing), drained
One can tiny green peas, drained
Saute the onion, carrots and ginger in olive oil until softened. Stir in the herbs and spices until mixed well. In a large bowl add the potatoes and chickpeas and mash slightly. To this add the sautéed vegetables, green beans and green peas. Mix well. Spoon this mixture into the pie crust. Bake at 400 for about 45 minutes. Serve. Enjoy!
It made enough for two pies, but I chose instead to bake the rest without a crust in a casserole dish. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and thought the curry was just right. If you are a curry fan, you can probably add up to 1 tablespoon of curry, or more if you are so inclined.