Samosa | How to make Samosa

By Shreya barve  |  22nd Apr 2016  |  
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About Samosa Recipe

The samosa contains a wheat flour or maida flour shell stuffed with some filling, generally a mixture of mashed boiled potato, onions, green peas, spices and green chilli. The entire pastry is then deep-fried to a golden brown color in vegetable oil. It is served hot and is often eaten with fresh Indian chutney, such as mint, coriander or tamarind. Samosas are often served in chaat, along with the traditional accompaniments of yogurt, chutney, chopped onions, coriander, and chaat masala. In Delhi , Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand and other Northern states of India, a bigger version of the samosa with a spicy filling of masala potatoes, peas, crushed green chillies and even dried fruits, as well as other variations is quite popular.


Ingredients to make Samosa

  • 1 cup all purpose flour (Maida)
  • water to knead dough
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt 1/4th tsp
  • 1 tsp Ajwain
  • 3-4 Potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed)
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas (boiled)
  • 1-2 green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • Dry mango powder (Amchur)

How to make Samosa

  1. For the Cover:
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl (salt, oil, ajwain, maida) and knead into a stiff dough using enough water.
  3. Cover it with a moist muslin cloth and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  4. For the Stuffing :
  5. In a bowl, add the mashed potatoes and all the dry masalas (salt, chili powder, mango powder, garam masala) and green chillies, ginger and mix it well.
  6. Add green peas, coriander and mix it well. Now keep it aside to cool.
  7. To make the samosas :
  8. Make small rolls of the dough and roll it into a 4"diameter circle.
  9. Cut it into two parts like a semi-circle. Now take one semi circle and fold it like a cone. Use water while doing so.
  10. Place a spoon of this filling into the cone and seal the third side using a drop of water.
  11. Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry till its golden brown (fry on a medium flame).
  12. Serve these samosas hot with mint chutney and tamarind chutney.

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