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Samosas (and a simple blueprint to make other hand pies)

This is both a family favorite and a boon of convenience for postpartum moms. Picture it: you're tired because you've been up most of the night, you have a nursing baby in one arm and a warm samosa in the other hand.


Yes, there is definitely some work involved in making hand pies, but once they're formed, freeze them uncooked on a cookie sheet and then transfer them all to a freezer bag to quickly warm up in the oven as needed. Or better yet, have your friend or postpartum doula prepare them for you 😊


And no need to limit yourself to samosas. This is a nice tender, but sturdy and easy to work with dough that you could have ready and waiting in the fridge to stuff with last night's leftovers, ham & cheese, your own creative (and healthy) pizza pocket mixture, balsamic roasted veggies... how many delicious combinations can you come up with? Please send them my way - me and my kids want to try them!


Dough Ingredients:


2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup plain yogurt


Samosa Filling Ingredients:


4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 tbsp butter

1 cup finely chopped red onion

2 medium garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp freshly grated ginger

1 tsp yellow mustard seeds

1/2 tsp dried coriander, ground