Rainy weather treat! Uptown "Singara"….

Indian pastry money bags stuffed with seasoned veggies. 
Perfect for this rainy weather with a hot cup of chai!

Growing up all over India had it’s perks.. I have eaten pretty much every style of cooking my home country offers.. “Pretty Much”.. Thanks to my dad’s Military job and my mom’s creative culinary skills. South Indian food is my “comfort” food even though I am a Northie.. but I have a particularly fondness for Bengali food.. 
Growing up, my cousins would visit us every summer from Durgapur, Bengal and we would visit them during Durga puja holidays.. It was always humid and wet in Durgapur.. I did not like that place AT ALL!! BUT the one thing I did like, well loved was my masi’s delicious homemade food and the little puff pastries (samosa like) called Singaras. Gosh, I would eat those in a heartbeat! Along with some kheerkadams and Sondesh.. Yummm… 
All these memories came rushing back to me when I met with some Bengali friends over the past weekend. The Phuchkas and the Shorshe machh.. Deliciousness ALL OVER the place!! 
So my dear friends, I present to you Freaky Curry’s version of a Singara.. Hope you enjoy it.. 
Saute  Cumin seeds , onions, garlic, green chilies, peanuts, veggies
(Boiled and chopped potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, cauliflowers).
Season with salt, red chili powder, amchur/ chat masala, and black pepper.
Mash it with a fork. It should be a bit chunky (Not like mashed potatoes)

Thaw a puff pastry sheet.
Using a cookie cutter or the back of a  round pot lid or use a rolling pin, create a round of the pastry dough.
Take a lemon sized stuffing and stuff the pastry sheet.

Cover the stuffing like above.
Voila! Ready for the oven!!

Bake at 425 degrees in a preheated oven for 12-15 min till golden brown.

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