Samosa

Posted: August 24, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food, Snack
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Recipe Yields: 16 Samosa’s  

Samosa  

Samosa(Pronounce as Sa Mousa) is the popular snack in india which is a stuffed pastry in a triangular shape.  Usually the stuffing is made of potatoes, green peas, peanuts and some spices and then the pastry is deep-fried in oil. Samosa are often served with tamarind chutney and green mint chutney.  

This is the first time I have tried making this at home but needless to say the outcome was great and satisfying.  

Samosa

Samosa

Ingredients:  

For the crust:  

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ghee/Clarified butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwain/carom seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup warm water to knead the dough

Take everything mentioned above for the crust in a large bowl except water. Slowly add water and knead the dough. Dough should not be sticky or it will be difficult to handle. Once done keep it aside covered.  

Meanwhile prepare the stuffing for samosa:  

Ingredients:  

  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, boiled, peeled and roughly mashed
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/3 cup slightly roasted peanuts in oil
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 green chillies, deveined and chopped
  • Oil for deep-frying

Preparation:  

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add green peas followed by turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, chopped curry leaves, green chillies and salt.  Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add peanuts and boiled potatoes to the pan and mix everything gently. Switch off the gas and transfer the filling in a bowl and let it cool down.
  • Meanwhile divide the dough into 8 equal parts and roll each of them such that they are smooth and without cracks.
  • Now take one portion and roll it into a circle about 6 inches in diameter.
  • Cut into two equal parts in semi-circle using a knife or pizza cutter.
  • Now take one of the semi-circle and fold it like a cone and hold in between your index finger and thumb for the filling.
  • Spoon the filling in the cone and seal the third side by using a drop of water as glue.
  • Repeat the steps 5-8 for the rest of the portion balls.
  • Once done heat oil in a deep skillet and fry the samosa’s until golden brown and crispy from both the sides.
  • Serve warm with tomato ketchup and enjoy.
Samosa

Samosa

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Comments
  1. ooo mouth watering…its been a rainy day today wish to grab one and enjoy though my day is coming to an end…and must say it doesn’t look like this is ur first time, they look just perfect! 😀

  2. Lisa says:

    Thanks for stopping by my site! Would you like to participate in my upcoming Indian feature on my blog? I really like these samosa’s and would like to feature them and maybe a Indian dessert? Please email me at koreanamericanmommy@gmail.com

  3. kshipra says:

    samosas look great and perfect. doesn’t look like you’ve made them for 1st time.

  4. Leena says:

    WOW Samosa’s looks so perfect..They are very tempting dear!

  5. Tes says:

    It looks super yummy! I always order samusas whenever we eat out at Indian restuarant… I made them at home, too..usually stuffed with chicken. I love this recipe and I know my son will love it 🙂

  6. Trupti says:

    Samosa looks delicious and perfect. Lovely clicks

  7. ruchikacooks says:

    Looks tempting and inviting. We have been having some heavy rain in the evenings now, wish I had some of your samosas and tea!

  8. Suja Sugathan says:

    My favorite tea time snack..drooling

  9. Priya says:

    Cant take my eyes from those cute looking samosas..very tempting..

  10. Dr.Sameena says:

    Hi Suman Singh,

    Great looking website!!

    Samosas look delicious!!!!

    visit my site when you find time….

    Sameena@http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

  11. suma says:

    What would our birthday parties and get togethers be without these samosas!! And our neighborhood samosa stalls are the saviors when unexpected guests arrive. Your samosas look real good and real crisp Suman! And nice clicks!!

  12. Deepa says:

    What a nice looking samosa. Excellent clicks. My all time favorite snack.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. Nandini says:

    Mouthwatering and perfect samosa!

  14. Rumana Rawat says:

    Delicious and very very tasty:) i love samosa

  15. Beautiful clicks, very tempting and very yum…

  16. Chetana says:

    Yummy click of an yummy snack….

  17. Tanvi says:

    Yummy filling with curry leaves & peanuts!
    Loved the last click suman…

  18. kothiyavunu says:

    Hey suman..suman samosa looks tempitng..now its tea time here..feel like grabbing & finish it off within sec..btw,eariler i visited ur site not able to find the comment box..how funny i am, didn’t notice properly,hope to see ur updates with many more yummy treats.. Cheers!!!!

  19. satya says:

    wow samosa …yummy …look sooooooo perfect n crispy …can have them anytime
    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

  20. Shabitha Karthikeyan says:

    Perfect Looking Samosa’s..One of our favorite snack items!!!

  21. Namitha says:

    Samosas look fabulous..my fav snack..

  22. samosa looks perfect dear. My favorite too:)

  23. Swathi says:

    This samosa’s are wonderful. I love to have them for my tea.

  24. Aipi says:

    Samosas look mouthwatering and simply divine!!
    Loved the last pic 🙂

  25. uma says:

    i love samosas.. look perfect..

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