Samosa Or How To Make Samosa Recipe


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Samosa! Does this snack need any introduction? Originally one of Mumbai’s favourite roadside snacks, it is now so famous across the country that it is available in almost every bakery, restaurant and tea stall. While some enjoy it plain, others like to smash it and top it with sauces or make a chaat out of it. Have it the way you like it, but here is how to make the perfect, authentic Samosa. While it is possible to make quicker versions with readymade patty sheets, this recipe is about how to make it from scratch including the ajwain flavoured dough and the scrumptious potato stuffing!

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Samosa Or How To Make Samosa Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 samosas
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Ingredients

For The Dough
1/3 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 tsp melted ghee
a pinch of carom seeds (ajwain)
salt to taste

For The Stuffing
3/4 cup boiled and peeled potato cubes
1/3 cup boiled green peas
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/4 tsp whole coriander (dhania) seeds
salt to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
green chutney
Method
For the dough

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a stiff dough using enough water. Cover the dough with a dish or a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.

For the stuffing

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and ginger-green chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the potatoes and green peas, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Mash lightly using the back of the spoon.
  4. Add the garam masala, dry mango powder, coriander seeds and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  6. Divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Knead the dough well till smooth and elastic and divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  2. Roll out a portion of the dough into 150 mm. X 75 mm. (6" x 3") diameter oval.
  3. Cut the oval horizontally into 2 equal portions using a knife.
  4. Take a portion and join the edges to make a cone.
  5. Stuff the cone with a portion of the stuffing and apply little water on the edges to seal it.
  6. Repeat with the remaining dough and stuffing to make 3 more samosas.
  7. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the samosas on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
  8. Serve hot with green chutney.

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Samosa Or How To Make Samosa Recipe
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 on 18 Jul 16 11:04 AM


Can we fold samosa n keep them ready to fry after an hour or will we have to fry them immediately
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Namarata, Make sure you cover them and keep , otherwise they will dry out
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18 Jul 16 03:25 PM
Samosa Or How To Make Samosa Recipe
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 on 01 Jul 16 06:09 PM


Yippeee first tym my samosa made perfect thnku so much tarla dalal
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mona, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe, do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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02 Jul 16 08:54 AM
Samosa Or How To Make Samosa Recipe
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 on 28 May 16 03:06 PM


I want to know that samosa dough should be hard or soft as chapti dough
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ankita, The dough should be stiff as mentioned in the recipe.
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30 May 16 03:50 PM
Samosa Or How To Make Samosa Recipe
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 on 06 Apr 16 05:36 PM


Dear tarlajii, It was an experience for me to check the recipe of Samoa, and now by your support I made it nice and tasty. I had doubt in which flour used, and how its folded. The filling also now exciting. Thank you Tarlaji and I usually checks your recipes when I prepare one at home. Thanks for your support jii. Regards from Cochin.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Mohan. We are delighted you loved the Samosa recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Thanks for your kind words.
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07 Apr 16 11:18 AM
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 on 13 Mar 16 04:04 PM


tarla dalal uh r awesome uh hav n answer to my every question i just luv uh i really enjoyed it
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Palak. We are delighted you loved the Samosa recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Thanks for your kind words.
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14 Mar 16 11:04 AM
Samosa Or How To Make Samosa Recipe
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 on 27 Feb 16 10:13 AM


Taralaji''s recipes r always great... Wonderful taste n easy method. Thank u very much.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks U Purohit. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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27 Feb 16 10:26 AM
Samosa Or How To Make Samosa Recipe
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 on 16 Feb 16 11:24 PM


not that bad.but the folding part not clear
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mulenga, You can watch the video to understand it better, below is the link for the same... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxgdUWKOwtQ
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17 Feb 16 12:02 PM
Samosa
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 on 19 Dec 12 09:30 AM


Like all other Tarlaji's recipes this is also a hit recipe