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Sana Minhaz
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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All India famous breakfast, crispy samosas, fried dumplings filled spicy potato mixture.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • Indian
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1.  (240 ml cup used) For the covering 2 cups or 250 grams maida / plain flour (prefer organic or unbromated)
  2. ¼ cup or 50 grams of melted ghee or oil
  3. ¼ cup + 2 tbsp water
  4. 1 tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  5. ¾ tsp salt
  6. Potato filling : 250 grams or 4 medium potatoes
  7. ½ cup green peas
  8. 6 to 8 cashews (optional)
  9. 2 tsps of raisins (optional)
  10. 1 tbsp ghee or oil
  11. ¾ tsp cumin / jeera
  12. 1 tsp minced ginger or ginger garlic paste
  13. 2 green chilies chopped (skip for kids)
  14. Pinch of hing / asafoetida
  15. ½ to ¾ tsp red chilli powder
  16. ¾ tsp garam masala
  17. ½ tsp amchur powder / dry mango powder
  18. 1 tsp anardana (dry pomegranate seeds)
  19. Few coriander leaves chopped (optional)


  1. Boil potatoes just until done. Crumble them , do not mash them up. Set aside.
  2. For the samosa covering, mix together ajwain, salt, flour and ghee. Rub the flour well in between the palms to incorporate the ghee well.Add water little by little and mix the flour to dough.
  3. Cover and set aside until the filling is ready.Heat a pan with oil. Saute cumin until begins to sizzle.Add ginger, green chilli and saute until it begins to smell good.
  4. Add cashews and raisins if using. Fry for a while.Add crumbled potatoes, chili powder, garam masala, amchur, anardana and salt.Mix everything well and saute for 3 to 5 mins.Add coriander leaves and mix well. Set this aside to cool.
  5. Making samosa Make 4 to 5 portions of the dough and roll to balls.Grease the rolling area and then flatten a ball.Begin to roll to a oblong or oval shape. Cut it to two.
  6. If the edges are too thick, gently roll it to thin down.Smear water over the straight edge and join the edges to make a cone. Press gently to seal the cone.Fill the cone with potato masala and smear water on the edges. Bring the edges together and make a pleat and seal it.
  7. Make sure the samosa has been sealed well.Finish making all the samosas. Deep frying samosa Heat oil in a pan until medium hot. A piece of dough dropped in the hot oil must rise gently not immediately.
  8. This is the right temperature.Add the samosas to the oil and deep fry them until golden. When they are half fried you can increase the flame to little high and fry until crusty.Drain them on to a kitchen tissue.Fry all of them in batches.

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Maithili Iyer
Maithili Iyer   Jan-16-2018

Could you please explain this recipe recipe step wise.

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