This chile pepper gets its name from its origin. In Spanish, serrano is an adjective meaning “from the mountains” which is where it originated-in the mountains of Hildalgo, Mexico. The serrano is normally about twice as hot as Jalapeno (about 10,000 to 15,000 Scoville units).It is the second most popular chile pepper in Mexico. This chile is used mostly for salsas but can also be used in soups, sauces, chili or stews.Try these as a hotter substitute for Jalapeno.
Ingredients to prepare Puff Samosa:
Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets – 2
Potato – 3
Onion finely chopped – 1
Garlic chopped – 2
Green chile / Serrano pepper chopped – 1
Ginger grated – 1/2 tbsp
Frozen green peas – 1 cup
Cilantro / Coriander leaves chopped – 3 tbsp
Red chile powder – 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder – to taste
Salt – to taste
Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp
Egg – 1
Steps to prepare Puff Samosa:
Follow the instruction on the pastry sheets box to thaw the sheets. I have thawed them for 45 minutes at room temperature.
While the Puff Pastry Sheets thaw you can prepare the filling. Peel the potatoes, cut them into cubes and microwave for 5 minutes and then mash it (or boil on stove till tender.)
Heat oil in pan. Add onion, garlic, green chile, ginger with pinch of salt and saute till onions become translucent.
Add mashed potatoes, green peas, cilantro, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt to taste and mix well for a minute. Turn off the flame.
Whisk the egg and keep it aside.
Preheat the oven to 400 degree F.
Once the sheets are thawed, using rolling pin roll it to 12 * 12 inch square.
Cut them into 9 squares of 4 * 4 inch each and brush the edges of each one with egg wash.
Place a tablespoon of mixture at the center of each sqaure and fold the pastry over the filling to form a triangle.
Using a fork, crimp to seal the edges. Place this on a baking tray.
Egg wash the top of each samosa. This will give it a beautiful shiny golden look.
Bake for about 18 minutes or until it is golden brown.
Puff Samosa are now ready. Serve and enjoy.