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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Samosa | Aloo Samosa | Indian snack

Samosa is a fried triangular cone shaped stuffed pastry which is served as an appetizer or snack served with chutney.As the name suggests,it is a delightful treat and this snack has gained popularity over years.This is a famous snack in many parts in Asia,now Indian restaurants across the world serve it hot too.There are many variations to the filling which are brought up now,but initially it was the potato-green peas(aloo-mattar) filling.I always admire it with that yummy filling and always prepare this recipe.This is a time taking recipe but worth to try.Try & enjoy !!!

for the filling
boiled potato 2-3,peeled and cubed
onion 1 medium sized thin sliced
green peas 1 cup (I used frozen packet)
ginger -garlic paste 1 tsp
coriander seeds crushed 1 1/2 tsp
chilly powder 1 tsp or as per spice needed
garam masala 1/2 tsp
cumin powder/cumin seeds crushed 1/3 tsp
turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
amchur powder 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
cilantro 4 sprigs chopped

for the cover /wrap
all purpose flour 1.5 cups
wheat flour 1/2 cup
oil /ghee 2tsp
ajwain/carom seeds/ ayamodkam  1/2 tsp
salt to taste
cold water 7-8 tbsp

oil for deep frying


for the filling preparation-
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute onions for 2 minutes.
  • Saute ginger garlic paste, and then add the spice powders,crushed spices and toss.
  • In the meantime,add the potatoes cube in a microwave safe bowl .Microwave high on 10minutes.OR Pressure cook the potatoes for 3 whistles,peel the skin and cube them.
  • Add the semi cooked potato cubes and green peas.Cook on low-medium heat till its completely cooked(takes about 15 minutes).Add in amchur powder and switch off flame
  • It takes about 10-15 minutes and the filling is ready.Cool down completely before filling.

(the filling and the prepared traingles)

for the wrap/ cover-

  • Sift the flours and mix salt,oil,ajwain and water.Knead the dough as like chapati for 5 minutes,cover and keep aside for an hour.(Keep the dough firm)
  • Divide the dough into small balls slightly bigger than that of poori and roll it using a rolling pin and dust with flour if required.
  • Cut the formed circle into 2 semicircles.Make 2 triangular cones and stick at the joints by pressing gently.
  • Take a spoon and fill the filling in the cones without disturbing the shape of cones.
  • Repeat the same till the dough or filling gets over.
  • Place the prepared cones in a tray  greased with oil.
  • Heat oil in a non stick pan or wok and wait till oil is hot enough.Slide in the filled traingles,deep fry till golden brown on both sides.Place on medium heat and turn frequently so that you get a even color.Remove from oil and place on a paper towel.

Servings ~15-18 samosas

* You can dry roast the coriander seeds and cumin seeds and lightly crush them and add.
* Adding onions to the filling is optional.I generally love to add.You can even add green chillies and reduce the chilly powder.
* You can add dried anardana(pomegranate seeds) too to the filling.
* The dough should be firm and not very elastic. You can use maida alone to make the dough which yields more crispier version of samosas.
* The rolled discs shouldn't be very thick or very thin.
* Make a thin paste with all purpose flour and water.Apply it on the sides to seal carefully if the dough is not sticky enough.Else they tend to open up when fried in oil.
* You can use all purpose flour alone to make the cover.
* Don't keep the flame on high or too low.Too high brown it up fast and the inside doesn't cook and too low absorbs more oil.

Sending this to Krithi's kitchen hosting Serve It- Festival Potluck

Sending this to Roshan's Cuccina hosting Sunday special

Sending this to Street Food Of India event hosted by Rosh @ Chef Al Dente


aipi said... Best Blogger Tips

I could gobble at least 3 in one go:) Ship me some dear :D
Perfectly made samosas!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx dear for your inspiring punch.. Sure to send them, Aipi :-))

Deeksha said... Best Blogger Tips

Samosas look perfect and mouthwatering.

Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

samosas look delicious and crunchy .....

La @ FoodSlice said... Best Blogger Tips

brings back fond memories of my mom making this at home when i was a kid. I absolutely love samosas and mom made these at home so that i didn't have to eat street food too often. I am now too lazy to make them at home and eat at chat stalls at every opportunity :) These look perfect!

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow,they look so tempting.Love to have all those.Nice one.slurp !

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious looking samosa lovely snack

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious crispy samosas tempts me a lot,never say no to them..

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

We get readymade samosas in supermarkets so never thought of making one at home,but homemade versions will be much better and tastier than that...yummy!

Kannada Cuisine said... Best Blogger Tips

Love Samosa...Thanks for dropping by :)

Mrs K said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie,thanks for your lovely comments.I am thrilled to see my favorite samosa recipe posted here.These look so good and I am tempted to make myself a cuppa tea now.I will have to do without the samosas for now:( I have added myself to your list of followers and look forward to more interesting and delicious recipes by you!!!

Shabnam said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yumm! great post :)

Nandita SS said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie,

Thanks for that lovely comment. You have a great blog yourself. These samosas look so perfect and awesome. Just perfect with a hot cup of tea or coffee :)

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, perfect samosas..superlike!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Veg Samosa luks yumm,crisp and neatly done dear.The click luks luvly and sipergood.

KrithisKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Super tempting snack... Always cherish it..

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Pushpa said... Best Blogger Tips

Cannot stop with a few servings,can make a meal off them.

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

samosas look perfect.. :)

Lorraine said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never tried these but would love to. Yours sound delicious:)

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

Your post reminded me that it has been a long long time since I ate samosas! High time I made some. The filling looks spicy and very good.


vandana rajesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Samosas look delicious..I just cannot stop at one:). You have a very nice collection of recipes..following you.

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it ;-)

Deep Krishna Dubai said... Best Blogger Tips

Juls...Perfect Samosa..gulp..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Everyone's favorite and delicious. I can this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Love it.


Indian Khana said... Best Blogger Tips

I wish to eat these right now ...looks so delish ....

Jeyashris Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

though i tried samosas never tried making the outer dough on my own. nicely done

chitraj.hegde said... Best Blogger Tips

wow,,samosa looks gr8..yummy and tasty.....thanks for dropping on to my space,,,,u too have got a nice space here....

Vidhya said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly made samosas feel like have a few.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such an irresistible and my kids absolutely love it..


Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

samosas look great, i can never resist eating them...

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

hi Julie
i m back...missed all your recipes...veg samosa looks so crispy n tempting...lovely stuffing recipe..

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx all for their sweet comments..

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Samosas look perfect and super yummy...

Amila said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy...I like samosa but haven't try to make it at home.want try...Happy to be a follower of you.
& thanks for visiting my space...

Charu Srivastava said... Best Blogger Tips

super yummy...i just love samosa with chai...can't wait to try this one !!

Hyma said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely tempting. i hv seen some people add little sooji for the covering...probably to give more crunchiness!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx all ..@ hyma : Thanx for the tip,will try next time..

Neha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..perfect looking samosas...I am drooling now..

saleena said... Best Blogger Tips

Good looks..Had tasted your samosa before once you were here in Bentonville..Can't forget that Yummy taste..You are too professional in making samoosa..Good Julie..Good!!