**Updated August 2021. Original blog posted Aug 2020**
Rakhi is here and I wanted to make it special for the girls’ cousin Krish. Traditionally, a sister ties a Rakhi (similar to a friendship bracelet) on their brother’s hand and feed them their favorite sweet. In return, the brother gives his sister a gift as a token of love and both promise to honor and protect each other.
It’s a really great festival to celebrate siblings and I wanted Krish to feel special. So I asked his mom what his favorite desserts are and she said anything with chocolate (my kind of kid!). I set my brain to work and really thought about different desserts I could make for him.
What is a Chocolate Samosa?
A chocolate samosa is a delicious fusion of sweet chocolate (and your favorite add-ins) with a crust of a samosa. Traditionally, a samosa is a savory snack made of a roti dough crust and filled with a potato pea mixture which is deep fried.
I took the concept of a samosa, and gave it a pie crust filled with Nutella. Let me just say, I felt like complete bliss eating this delicious dessert!
To make these beauties, I made my pie crust and kept the dough in the fridge for an hour to keep it cool. When making pie dough, you have to use cold butter and ice water but if the dough starts getting to room temperature, it can get sticky and hard to handle. If the dough gets sticky and soft, place it back in the fridge for a few minutes to chill.
Once I pulled it out of the fridge, I divided it into 13 portions, rolled them out and cut them in half to make the samosa cones. Fill them about 3/4 of the way with Nutella then seal the seam. Freeze these for an hour (you can even keep them in the freezer up to 3 months) then when you’re ready, bake them for 15 minutes!
I used Nutella for this one but who’s to say you can’t make other creations? Here are a few ideas:
- Almonds and sea salt
- White chocolate and hazelnut
Try it out and enjoy this delicious creation for Rakhi, Diwali, or any day you’re in the mood for some samosas and chocolate!
From my kitchen to yours, hope you fall in love with these Chocolate Samosas like I did!