Quick Indian Snack - Samosa recipe

One fine day one of my friend asked me, “How we-Indians got independence?”
I said we fought, struggled and latter got the freedom.

To this my friend said a story behind this fact that how we actually got the freedom from the Britishers. My friend said that one fine day the Britishers were invited by Gandhiji over a evening snack gathering. Those were served then with ‘Samosas’ with the tea. The Britishers got so amazed to see the Samosas. They wondered how come the potatoes went inside the samosas without a cut, slip or any opening. They were so surprised with the culinary skills of Indians and they gifted us by signing a treaty of freedom, the Independence. Perhaps, it’s the Samosas that we owe our freedom!

Samosa
Samosa
Well on the serious note, that’s all not true yet there have been so many stories attached the making of Samosas. For Samosas are truly delight tasty little savoury patties originated from India. In India, it is available every hook and corner of the street, quite cheap, easy to make and full of strong appetizing flavour.

Every person have their own signature way of making and adding the ingredient...yet I’m presenting the basic and the easiest way of making this snack that would be served at your tea-time or any time of the day when you like to munch a bit!

::The ingredients make around 15-20 samosas ::

FILLING/Stuffing
  • Potatoes – 3-4 Nos.
  • Peppercorns -20
  • Fennel seed / sauf – 2teaspoon
  • jeera/Cumin seeds - 2 teaspoon
  • red chille powder – 1-2 teaspoon
  • coriander powder - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - 2 teaspoon
  • Dry mango powder (aamchur) – ½ teaspoon
  • Green peas – ½ cup (optional)
  • Oil – 2tablespoon for frying
Samosa-WRAPPERS
  • White flour (Maida) - 1 cup
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Enough water to make soft dough
Making of Stuffing:

Making of Stuffing for Samosa
Making of stuffing for Samosa
  • Boil potatoes until tender.
  • Clean and roughly mash it (coarsely so that some pieces remain partly mash).
  • Now take a pan and heat it.
  • Add peppercorns, cumin and fennel seed and slightly roast them to enhance the flavour. Ones the aroma robust out cool it. Now grind roughly into powder.
  • Heat oil in the pan.
  • Add the spices, give it a slight stir and then add the mashed boiled potatoes with other dry spices.
  • Mix well and fry till evenly dry. Let it cool, keep aside.
Making of Wrappers and samosa:

Making of wrapper of samosa
Making of Samosa Wrapper
  • Mix the flour with oil, salt and water and knead about 5 minutes.
  • The dough should turn soft and elastic but not sticky.
  • Mould the dough into tiny walnut-sized balls.
  • Latter sprinkle some flour on ground and roll them into round shape, like we do for making roti (Indian Bread).
  • Now, cut sliding the knife the round shape into two parts like half circle.
  • Take the one half circle shaped roti into your hands in such a manner that the round shape remains on top.
  • Try folding the two ends of the roti making it look like a small cone.
  • Now stick the two ends by gliding a drop of water over the ends of the roti making it as a cone.
  • Fill the mash potatoes stuffing with the help of the small spoon.
  • Ones it is done rub the water with the finger over the opening, again seal the ends.
  • It will look more or less like a small triangle shaped.
Making of Samosa Wrapper
Making of Samosas
  • Mean while heat oil in the deep pan.
  • While the oil is being heated make some more samosas.
  • Now drop a small piece of dough into the heated oil to see if the oil is ready for frying_if the dough instantly rise and comes floating on the top of the oil surface, the oil is ready to fry.
  • Now fry 3-4 samosas in one go in the heated oil.
  • Keep stirring with the ladle and ones the color changes to light brown remove them from oil.
  • Take then only the tissue paper to remove excess oil.
  • They will look golden brown, crisp and tempting.
  • Serve hot with tomato sauce or green coriander chutney or curd with pomegranate seed.

Note:
  • The dough should be kneaded well. It should barely stick to the fingers, but release easily. The oil shall help in making the elastic consistency of the dough.
  • Add as much or less of spices you like. Experiment and keep building new tastes. Stuff with other things like, paneer (cottage cheese), minces chicken stuffing or any other vegetable stiffing. The choice is yours.
  • Not necessary to make the Samosas into triangle shape, though originally their shape is such. However, make round, rectangle just any shape you consider is apt and convenient to you. One can also try making by folding the roti in half with the stuffing and frying.
  • Do not hesitate to sprinkle some more white flour if the dough sticks.
  • Adding aamchur/dry mango power in the stuffing helps to enhance the taste and also helps in preserving the Samosas for some time. Perhaps, you can store samosas for two days at least. Though you won’t be able to for they are so delicious and tempting to consume quickly.
Samosas
This recipe lip-smacking snack Samosa is dedicated to Cadbury!

7 comments:

  1. Those Samosas look mouthwatering :)
    I want some right away :D :D

    Love these recipes from you :D :D
    Cheers!!

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  2. Yum. Mum. Yum. MuM. Give it to me give it to me. Samoseeeeeeeeeeee mosee moseee mosseeeeee. I could sing this song whole day!

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  3. Thanks a lot for sharing this nice recipe. I really enjoyed having samosas prepared by myself.

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  4. yummmy!!!!!!!!!! I am definitely gonna try those making some.. as it is the weather outside is like having some yummy samosas.. :)

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  5. I don't cook much,but I love reading cook books looking at the appetizing pictures.Every region has a variation of the basic recipe.There is a famous samosa shop near where I live,run by some Pakistanis. The samosas have a very unusual taste,I think they add lots of jeera in it.And then the samosas are large and you cannot eat anything for few days,because your stomach get bloated up.

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  6. Wow very attractive recipe of Samosa recipe and it is very tasty. Here good and healthy Snacks recipes are very simple to prepare.

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  7. Hello, I have read your recipe post and it is very informative and very nice post. I am working in Vancouver digital marketing and in this job I am very busy. Because of this, I got time on weekends only for my kids and my husband. On weekends I make food for them and specially Indian food. They really love Indian food, specially "Gol Gappa". Thanks for your recipe.

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