Friday, August 27, 2010
Nu'hot somsa (Samsa with chickpeas)
"Nu'hot somsa" is not so popular recipe, but I like that it is nutritious and tastes different. Usually you can't find it everywhere, where you can find another types of samsas. I myself never seen it in any restaurant or cafes or maybe I don't know where to find them. Anyway, it is very easy to bake it at home in the oven. I used regular dried chickpeas, soaked for 8 hours, but you can also use canned ones. Sometimes you can also add boiled egg in the filling, that will also will taste great! Experiment with the fillings and you will get more different recipes:)
The dough is the same as in recipe of "Tugrama tovuq somsa"
250 gr of dry chickpeas
3 medium sized onions, peeled and chopped
70 gr of butter
Salt to taste
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1 tsp of ground coriander
1 egg, slightly beaten
Some of your favorite seeds
Soak chickpeas for 8 hours (beforehand). Drain the water and wash them well. Put in a cold water and bring to boil, make sure you take enough water. Simmer for about 1 hour or until chickpeas are very soft. Add salt at the end. Now chop cooked chickpeas in a blender until smooth, add some water (where chickpeas were boiled)to help the process.
Melt butter in a pan and fry onions util they are soft . Mix with chickpea puree and add in spices. Mix well. Check for saltiness.
Now roll out every piece of the dough and put one tbsp of filling in it.
Pinch the edges as you want and then brush them with slightly beaten egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or any other seeds and bake in preheated oven until nice golden color.
It is preferable to eat it as hot, but if you like you can eat it as cold also:)