May 5, 2011

Samosa ...a tea time snack!!

Samosa is my favorite tea time snack...and if there's a rainy day ....then it's taste gets  double ...with a nice cup of hot tea....:)
I remember my college days when we enjoyed eating it .. in college cafeteria while  doing chit chats... among friends...those were most popular , common n easily available ..snack whenever i crave for it....
it's made up of all purpose flour with spicy potato mixture inside , deep fried in oil...that crunchhhh.. and spicy taste make me hungry ...i can't's hard to find  a good TyPical samosa  in US ,...i am not joking.. with same crunch n i decided to make it at home...came out so good!! n why not those were made with my husband and consumed quickly after frying...:) ...ya really's good n memorable when our family ones r involved  in  make something together ...LETS see how i made it...


1 cup          all purpose flour (Maida)
Water to Knead dough
2tbsp         oil or butter(preferred)
Little salt
1/4th tsp.   Ajwain or carom seeds (optional)

3-4             medium Potatoes (boiled, peeled & mashed)
1/2 cup      Green Peas
1-2             Green Chilies (finely chopped)
1/2tsp       Ginger (crushed)
1tbsp         coriander finely chopped
Few chopped Cashews (optional)
Few Raisins (optional)
1/2tsp       Garam masala
Salt to taste
Red chili powder to taste
1/2 tsp.     Dry Mango powder( Amchur)
oil for deep frying 


For  making outer Cover:
  • Mix well all the ingredients (salt, oil, ajwain) well except water.
  • Add a little water at a time.
  •  knead well for several times into a soft  dough.
  • Cover it with damp cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.
For Stuffing :

  • Heat a pan pour some oil and add cumin seeds ,mashed potatoes and all dry spices (salt, chili powder, mango powder, garam masala) and green chilles, ginger and Mix well.
  • Add green peas, cashews and raisins and mix well.
  • Add coriander and keep aside.
to make  samosa:

  • Make small rolls of dough and roll it into a 4"-5" diameter circle.
  • Cut it into two parts like semi-circle with a knife.
  • Now take one semi circle and fold it like a cone. Use water to seal ends.
  • Place a spoon of potato filling in the cone and seal the third side using a drop of water , press the end with fork or simply tapping.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai or round bottom utensil on medium and deep fry till golden brown (fry on a medium flame).
  • Serve samosa hot with green coriander chutney, tamarind chutney or ketchup..ENJOY!!

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