My kitchen is overflowing with appliances – first there was the pie maker, then the family pie maker, then a new deep dish jaffle machine and now Aldi is launching a samosa maker! Aaargh, my husband is going to go crazy when I bring it home!
So for those who have never tried one of these traditional Indian delicacies, they are fried, usually triangular-shaped pastries with a yummy savoury filling, such as vegetables, mince, chicken, potatoes, peas or lentils.
To prepare them the samosa is usually deep-fried in oil until crisp and crunchy and served warm accompanied by chutney.
But they’re a bit fiddly to make and who really wants to sit over a pot of boiling hot oil. And let’s not even talk about the calories.
But Aldi is making samosa-making accessible to all of us, launching a Samosa Maker as part of its Special Buys Catalogue next Wednesday 2 October.
Make Your Own Samosas Easily
The samosa maker comes with non-stick cooking plates, automatic temperature control and can make up to 24 samosas.
It is priced at $29.99 (the same price as the Kmart pie maker).
Plus best of all, the samosas are baked, rather than fried, making them a fair healthier treat.
To use the machine, all you need to do is add a layer of any kind of pastry to the machine, top it with a layer of filling (sweet or savoury). Then add another layer of pastry. Close the samosa maker and after a few minutes, you’ll have 24 delectable triangles of goodness. YUM!
We found a video of how to use a samosa maker. This particular one looks almost exactly the same as the Aldi one so we reckon this would probably work very similarly.
Aldi is also selling a Roti Maker at the same time for $29.99.
Roti is a soft, flat Indian bread, traditionally cooked on a tawa, but electronic roti makers are becoming increasingly popular. You just need to place a ball of roti dough into the maker and one minute later, you’ll have a warm fresh roti.
Accompanying the makers on the Aldi shelves, will be a variety of Indian foods, including spices, simmer sauces, dahl, naan bread and authentic Indian serving-ware, called Balti Bowls.
Are you keen to buy the samosa or roti maker? Tell us in the comments below.
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