Make savoury extra sweet with these unusual classic Indian desserts.

Let Dan Toombs, aka The Curry Guy, inspire you with his Indian-inspired sweet heat samosas.

Apple pie samosas

(Serves 10)

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 apples, cored, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 x 375g pack ready-rolled shortcrust pasty
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Whipped cream or ice cream, to serve
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp sugar

To cook

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/Gas 6 and melt the butter in a small pan over medium–high heat.
  2. Once melted, pour in the sugar and stir until it dissolves in the butter.
  3. Tip your apples into the butter mixture and add the teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 tbsp of water.
  4. Cover the pan and cook for around 15 minutes until the apple pieces are soft, but not mushy.
  5. Now mix the cornflour with the
  6. 2 tsp of water and stir to combine.
  7. Pour this into the apple mixture. Cook for another 1–2 minutes to thicken and cook off the flour.
    Once thickened, allow the apple mixture to cool slightly.
  8. Divide the pastry into ten equal-sized pieces, and then roll out into long, thin rectangles.
    Place a spoonful of the apple mixture in the top left corner of one of the rectangles.
  9. Fold this over into a triangle and continue folding until you have a neat triangle shape.
  10. Seal by pressing down with your fingers at the seam. It is important that they’re tightly sealed, so you don’t lose any of the filling when cooking.
  11. Brush the egg wash over each samosa and place in the preheated oven for around 10–15 minutes, until golden brown and hot inside.
  12. For the topping, mix together the tablespoons of cinnamon and sugar, then sift over the samosas, to taste.
  13. Serve hot as they are, with cream or with ice cream if you wish.

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