Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosa


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Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosa

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A yummy cheesy samosa that appeals to both desi and exotic food lovers. Although it tastes super special, this samosa is also quite easy to prepare and requires minimal ingredients.

What makes it special is the mouth-feel given by molten cheese. However, you should make sure you seal the samosas perfectly, otherwise they will open up while frying and the cheese will ooze out. Also, take care to squeeze all the excess water out of the blanched spinach—otherwise the filling will be very watery.

The Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosas are simply wow and will be finished within minutes of serving!

Try other samosas like Mini Onion Samosa or Veg Samosa Pinwheels .

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Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosa recipe - How to make Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosa

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 26 mini samosas (26 mini samosa )
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Ingredients

To Be Mixed Into A Spinach and Cheese Filling
1 cup chopped and blanched spinach (palak)
1/2 cup grated processed cheese
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste

For The Dough
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying
Method
For the dough

    For the dough
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a stiff dough using enough water. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Knead the dough well till smooth and elastic and divide the dough into 26 equal portions.
  2. Roll out a portion of the dough into 75 mm. (3”) diameter circle.
  3. Cut the circle horizontally into 2 equal portions using a sharp knife.
  4. Take a portion and join the edges to make a cone and seal it with little water.
  5. Stuff the cone with 1 tsp of the prepared spinach and cheese filling and apply little water on the edges to seal it.
  6. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling to make 25 more mini samosas.
  7. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few samosas on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  8. Serve immediately.

Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosa by Tarla Dalal

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Dough for the Mini Cheese and Spinach Samosa

  1. Place the plain flour in a deep mixing bowl.
  2. Add a little oil and salt to this. You can even add ghee here. The reason for adding fat to this is so that the samosas turn crispy on frying.
  3. Mix well with your hands so the salt and oil is evenly mixed and distributed in the flour.
  4. Slowly add water, little by little, and mix well. Start kneading it into a dough.
  5. Knead into a stiff dough. Cover with a plate and keep aside. If you don’t cover it, the dough will dry out.

For the Spinach and Cheese Filling

  1. In a bowl, take 1 cup chopped and blanched spinach. Spinach reduces considerably in size when cooked hence be sure to take more spinach. Blanching refers to the process of boiling the vegetables for a few minutes and then plunging them into cold water to stop cooking. This way, the color gets retained.
  2. To this, add 1/2 cup grated cheese.
  3. Also add the finely chopped green chillies. Make sure they are finely chopped or else the big pieces might come in chewing and seem extremely spicy.
  4. Finally add salt and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed for the Mini Samosas

  1. Divide the dough into 13 equal portions. To easily figure out the size, shape them into round balls so that you know the portions are even. The dough balls might seem very small but let's not forget that we are making Mini spinach and Cheese Samosas, so they will be small in size.
  2. Flatten 1 portion on the rolling board.
  3. Roll out a portion of the dough into 75 mm. (3”) diameter circle. Do not use any flour for rolling.
  4. Cut the circle into 2 equal portions using a sharp knife. You will get 2 semi-circles.
  5. Take one semi-circle, fold it from the centre of the straight edge and slightly press the edges to make a cone. If they do not stick, apply a little water on the edges and then seal.
  6. Stuff the cone with 1 tsp of the prepared spinach and cheese filling.
  7. Apply little water on the edges to seal it. The edges have to be sealed properly so that the oil does not enter the filling while deep frying. This will result in tiny, triangular samosas.
  8. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling to make 25 more mini samosas.
  9. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan.
  10. Once the oil is hot, deep-fry a few samosas on a medium flame. It is very important to get the oil to the perfect temperature for frying. If the samosa sinks to the bottom without any bubbles, that means the oil is not hot enough.
  11. Deep fry them till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. If the oil is too hot, the samosas will burn from the outside and still be uncooked from inside.
  12. Drain on an absorbent paper so that it soaks up the oil.
  13. Serve immediately with a Hot and Sweet Sauce.

Nutrient values per mini samosa
Energy44 cal
Protein0.9 g
Carbohydrates2 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat3.6 g
Cholesterol1.5 mg
Vitamin A762.1 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C3.7 mg
Folic Acid16.1 mcg
Calcium22.2 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium7.9 mg
Potassium29.7 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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Reviews

Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosa
5
 on 09 Mar 19 11:22 AM


Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosa
5
 on 20 Jul 18 04:56 PM


he''ll mam ,please explain me how to make filing part?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ankita, You just have to mix together 1 cup chopped and blanched spinach (palak),1/2 cup grated processed cheese, 2 tsp finely chopped green chillies and salt to taste in a deep bowl and mix well.
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20 Jul 18 05:16 PM
Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosa
1
 on 13 Feb 18 06:28 PM


worst recipe ever does not make sense at all where is the prepared fililng part?!?! useless waste of time and ingredients
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, This is a famous recipe nowdays and taste really good, try it and see...
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14 Feb 18 08:39 AM
Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosa
5
 on 11 Jun 17 08:32 AM


Loved the samosa recipe