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{Raw, Vegan} Indian Samosas w/ Cucumber-Mint Rajita Dressing

Hello beautiful friend,

It is a gorgeous day, which means there could be no better time to share a delicious recipe than now. :)

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Now relocated in Boulder, I’m surrounded by a community of health-conscious individuals who care about the environment and themselves. (Well, a good percent of the population) It’s really fun, as there are a ton of eco-friendly, health-conscious businesses around, and I pretty much have fair picks of where I want to shop or *gasp* eat out with new friends.

Where I’m headed with this is that it’s inspired me to re-evaluate my own values and healthy eating preferences, and routinely, I find myself inspired by living, plant-based foods and the quality nutrition they offer.

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To me, there’s nothing more exciting and healing that a low-glycemic, plant-based, leafy green vegetable-rich dish flooded with easy-to-assimilate nutrients and tons of love. Heck, that’s why I LOVE creating food for others, because it evokes similar and allows them to start loving their body and the gifts nature freely offers.

But to do with live food, now that’s pretty magical.

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And so I was perusing my files of recipes and recipes I experimented with while in Thailand working with Verita Life, and I came across this Indian Samosas recipe first published by Russel James, the Raw Chef. (Bless you, Russel)

And every single time I made these, they were a HUGE hit. Everyone loved ‘em – said they tasted better than the originals and also have so much flavor.

So yes, they’re a keeper.

But they are a bit time-intensive (mainly waiting for the wrappers to dry), so don’t get overwhelmed. Just read through the recipe and then you’ll see that while there are a lot of ingredients, they are really simple to make. Just take some planning ahead. :)

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{Raw, Vegan} Indian Samosas

w/ Cucumber-Mint Rajita Dressing

Samosas:

Preparation Time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes + Dehydration Time

Serving Size: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

Wrappers:

5 Cups peeled Zucchini

3 Tbsp EVOO

3 tsp Lime Juice

½ tsp Chili Powder

2 tsp Garam Masala

1 tsp Sea Salt

¼ Cup Flax Meal (Flax ground in a blender)


Filling:

(List 1)

1 Cup Zucchini, chopped

3 Tbsp Water

1 Cup Sunflower Seeds (soaked & sprouted)

1 tsp Dark Miso

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1 Clove fresh Garlic, minced

2 tsp fresh Ginger

2 Tbsp Garam Masala

¼ tsp Turmeric

8 Sun-dried Tomato Halves

½ tsp Sea Salt

 

(List 2)

½ Cup tightly packed Spinach, chopped small

2 sliced Spring Onions

¼ Cup Diced Tomatoes

¼ Cup Cilantro (Coriander), finely chopped

½ Cup Peas


Directions:

Wrappers:
  1. Blend all ingredients – except flax – on high in a blender until smooth. Add flax and blend again until well-combined.
  2. Pour mixture onto a non-stick dehydrator sheet and spread evenly into a square. Size = approximately 26 x 26 centimeters.
  3. Dehydrate at 105 degrees F for 8 hours or until able to peel off the sheet.
  4. Once the non-stick sheets are removed, dehydrate for another 30 minutes until both sides are dry to touch but still pliable.
Filling:
  1. Grind all ingredients from first list in a food processor, leaving some texture to the mix. Add the second list of ingredients and pulse gently in.

     

Put it Together:

  1. Cut your wraps to be 7 cm x 26 cm approximately. Fold like ‘Samosas’ (see reference sheet / picture if unsure), stuffing a moderate (1 – 2 Tbsp) amount of filling into the wrapper. Serve with a mint-rajita dressing.

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Mint-Rajita Dressing:

Preparation Time: 8 Minutes

Serving Size: 10 Servings


Ingredients:

¼ Cup Cashews

1 Cup Cucumber

1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

½ tsp Sea Salt

¼ Cup Mint

½ Clove Garlic

½ tsp Cumin

1 tsp Lime Juice

Pinch of Cayenne


Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy. Store up to 12-14 days in an air-tight container.

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Enjoy!

And if you guys like this content, would you mind sharing? It’s my intention to share this goodness with as many people as possible.

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Also… I recently published a piece called, “4 Ayahausca Ceremonies Later” on my writer’s blog here. If you’re interested in spirituality, awakening, and expanding your perceptions, you may enjoy it. Many of my awakenings began while I was living and working in Costa Rica, and most of these insights are shared in that article. <3

Much love, and a happy, joy-filled day to you!

Amanda Froelich

You Deserve to Live a Life You Love!