These little pastries are usually made from blanched flour and are fried. In my constant search to feed my family healthy nutritious foods instead of junk I am always trying to modify recipes.
This one caught my eye.
Hope you like it too.
Sambosak Chick Peas from Whole Wheat Flour
1 TBS Olive Oil
1 onion, chopped
300 grams cooked chick peas (can be canned)
1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. cumin powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon ( I omitted)
3 cups whole wheat flour (420 gram)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. anis seeds
10 grams (2 tsp) baking powder
1 tsp. active yeast
100 grams olive oil margarine, cold and cut up
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
Saute onion in olive oil until golden. Put chick peas and spices in a food processor and add onion. Pulse until smooth.
Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F)
Stir together in a food processor - whole wheat flour, salt, anis seeds, baking powder and yeast.
Add margarine, water and oil and pulse till incorporated and dough turns into a ball.
Lightly flour a surface and roll dough into a 1/2 centimeter rectangle. With round cookie cutter make as many circles as possible. Fill each one with teaspoon of chick pea filling. Close and pressmargins so they don't open during baking.
Place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle sesame seeds or sunflower seeds.
Bake 20 minutes till golden.
Can easily be frozen and defrosted in oven. DO NOT Microwave.