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How unhealthy are vegetable samosas?

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The samosa is made with a wheat flour or maida flour shell stuffed with some filling, generally a mixture of mashed boiled potato, onions, green peas, spices and green chili or fruits.[11] The entire pastry is then deep-fried to a golden brown color, in vegetable oil. It is served hot and is often eaten with fresh Indian chutney, such as mint, coriander or tamarind. It can also be prepared as a sweet form, rather than as a savoury one. Samosas are often served in chaat, along with the traditional accompaniments of yogurt, chutney, chopped onions, coriander, and chaat masala.

 

like the shell is fried..

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I read about maida flour, that's definitely and undisputably unhealthy. The filling is all right, but then the deep frying in vegetable oil is very suspicious. Which oil? Fried foods are rarely healthy.

 

The above being said, I'd say that an occasional samosa won't hurt. An healthy variation might be whole grain flour, EVOO for frying as little as possible or even baking it with very little oil.

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