Baked Bengali style shingara (Bengali style samosa) | How to make Baked Bengali style shingara (Bengali style samosa)

By Priyanjali Joardar  |  15th Mar 2018  |  
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Baked Bengali style shingara (Bengali style samosa)by Priyanjali Joardar
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About Baked Bengali style shingara (Bengali style samosa) Recipe

ABengali shingara are smaller in size and have a thin outer crust with a delicious potato, cauliflower, meat or fish filling. My recipe here is with potato filling. This is a heirloom recipe from my grandmum. I always thought baked samosas won’t taste as good but I was so wrong! You have to try this to believe how delicious these have turned out to be, and not to mention, much healthier alternative to the maida-deep fried ones.

Baked Bengali style shingara (Bengali style samosa)

Ingredients to make Baked Bengali style shingara (Bengali style samosa)

  • For samosa crust 
  • Organic Whole wheat flour 1 cup
  • Ghee or butter 1 tablespoon
  • oil 1 tablespoon
  • salt 1/2 teaspoon
  • carom seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • water to form the dough
  • Filling
  • potatoes 2, medium sized chopped
  • peanuts 1/4 cup, roughly chopped
  • Green chilies 2-3, chopped 
  • ginger 1 inch, grated
  • Vegetable oil
  • sugar 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt as per taste
  • Tempering
  • Paanch phoron-
  • Nigella seeds 1/4 teaspoon
  • fenugreek seeds 1/4 teaspoon
  • cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • fennel seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • Bhaja moshla (roasted and ground spices
  • cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon 
  • coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon
  • dried red chilly 1

How to make Baked Bengali style shingara (Bengali style samosa)

  1. Preparation of the crust Take wheat flour, to that add ghee, oil, salt and carom seeds. Rub the ghee and oil to the flour with your fingertips till it resembles like bread crumbs. 
  2. Slowly add water to form a tight dough. Care should be taken while forming dough, do not make it sticky. Add water little by little. 
  3. Cover the dough with wet cloth and keep aside for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Filling preparation Heat oil in a pan, add the Paanch phoron. Once the oil is tempered, add the ginger and green chillies. After a minute add the potatoes salt and sugar. Mix everything well. 
  5. After 5-7 minutes add little water and cook the potatoes until soft (retain its shape and not crushed).
  6. Finally add the Bhaja moshla, roasted peanuts and give it a stir. 
  7. Allow the potato filling to come to room temperature before using it. 
  8. Shaping and filling Divide the dough into 6-8 portions, this will make medium sized samosas. The number of portions depends upon the size of the samosas that you want to make.
  9. Apply some oil on the rolling board. Take a portion and roll with a rolling pin, roll it thin but thick enough to hold the filling. 
  10. Cut with a knife in the center into two equal portions. 
  11. Apply water along the edges. Bring the waterered edge over other edge to form a cone.
  12. Fill up the cone with the filling and seal the edges. I used a fork to seal which also gave a nice design. 
  13. In the same way fill all the samosas and place on a greased baking tray and brush them with some oil. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes and grill for 5 minutes for that lovely brown colour. 

Reviews for Baked Bengali style shingara (Bengali style samosa) (1)

Seema Sharmaa year ago

Would love to try this.