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I have been waiting for this post ever since we started this football food journey! This week, we are highlighting the football team from one of my favorite cities. Even though I know almost nothing about football, my favorite team has to be the Oakland Raiders. Dan and I are huge Oakland A’s and Golden State Warrior fans. To finish this set and root for my favorite area, the Raiders are definitely the team I cheer on every week. A huge reason why I love Oakland teams, is because I lived there for three years. My first years of teaching happened in Oakland, and some of my best memories transpired in that wonderful place. When we needed a recipe to represent the Oakland Raiders, these Tikka Masala Samosas were deliciously born. Even though the connection may not make sense, to me, these samosas perfectly represent my favorite team.




 

tikka masala samosas




When we set out to think of what to make for the Raiders, I at first struggled. So many foods that I constantly crave are in Oakland and when I had to settle on one food to choose, I had such a hard time narrowing down the best. When I was having a hard time deciding, my friend from work reminded me of all the amazing flavors and various, ethnic foods that Oakland is brimming with. Even though I have never had samosas in Oakland, this dish represents all of the unique, ethnic and incredibly rich flavors that are all over the beautiful city. Oakland is a place where all tastes and ingredients are welcome. It is a wonderful melting pot of all people, and making a food like this that everyone will love, perfectly represents the team to me.




tikka masala samosas




When Dan bit into these tikka masala samosas, his whole face lit up. I was so happy with his reaction and how these flaky and flavor-filled triangles completely wowed him. He loves everything I cook (or politely tells me it’s delicious), but these samosas really knocked his socks off. 




tikka masala samosasThe real key to these awesome tikka masala samosas is using tikka masala sauce within the vegetable mixture. I am someone who adores sauce, and most of the time, samosas taste pretty dry to me. Adding a heavenly sauce to the veggies really made these samosas come to life for me. Even though they look complex, do not let these beauties fool you! They are so simple and really just require some amateur folding skills. With a perfect, flaky outside and a vibrant and rich vegetable inside, these samosas with tikka masala sauce are addicting, pure delights. Try these for a football party or for a gathering with dinner guests. We had these for dinner and loved pairing them with plain Greek yogurt and warm naan. However you enjoy these, we hope you love every bite! tikka masala samosasCan’t find a great jarred Tikka Masala sauce? Check out this recipe for an easy, homemade one.




Tikka Masala Samosas

Tikka Masala Samosas

Ingredients

  • 1 package Frozen Phyllo Pastry Dough, thawed
  • 1 pound Yukon Potatoes, peeled and boiled
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 White Onion, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 1/2 cup Tikka Masala Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons Butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. When the potatoes are cooked, drain the water, cool and chop.
  3. In a large skillet, add the oil, potatoes, onion, carrot, peas, tikka masala sauce and garlic on medium heat. Stir and the cover for ten minutes, stirring every three minutes.
  4. Cook uncovered for five more minutes or until the carrots and onion are soft.
  5. Unroll the phyllo pastry dough and peel off one sheet. Cut the sheet into 3 inch by 3 inch squares. Spoon in 2 tablespoons of the potato mixture into the center of the sheet. Fold the sheet from one corner to another, so that it creates a triangle. Brush with butter and seal shut with butter on all openings. Repeat until the mixture is gone.
  6. Place the triangles onto a greased baking sheet for 20-25 minutes, or until browned and crisp.
  7. Serve with Naan and plain greek yogurt if desired. Enjoy!
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