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SAMOSA - AN INDIAN PUFF PASTRY AND POPULAR SNACK !!!

Samosa is a stuffed pastry and a popular snack in South, Southeast, Central and Southwest Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean, the Horn of Africa, North Africa and South Africa. It generally consists of a fried or baked triangular, semi lunar or tetrahedral pastry shell with a savory filling, which may include spiced potatoes, onions, peas, coriander, and lentils, or ground beef or chicken. The size and shape of a samosa, as well as the consistency of the pastry used, can vary considerably, although it is mostly triangular. Samoa’s are often served with chutney generally as an appetizer.  This is almost everyone's favorite and we are no exception.  Here it goes....








Samosa

Ingredients :

For the outer Cover 

All purpose flour - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Ajwain - 1/4 tsp
Water to knead dough 





For the Filling:

Potatoes - 2 large (boiled, peeled, mashed along with small pieces)
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger crushed - 1/2 tsp  
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp roast in dry pan and crush it
Lemon Juice - 1/4 tsp
Amchur powder - 1/4 tsp
Green Peas - 1/2 cup is optional (Microwave the frozen peas for 2 minutes and keep it asid
Coriander leaves - few chopped
Oil for sautéing the mixture - 1 tbsp
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste




   
Method:

For the Dough:
   
1. Add oil, ghee, Ajwain and salt in the flour and mix it till crumbly.
2. Then add more water little by little, kneading into soft dough (not too soft).
3. Cover with moist cloth, keep aside for 30 minutes.

For the Filling:

1. Heat oil in the pan; add cumin seeds followed by ginger.
2. Add the mashed potato, green peas and add all the Masala powders.
3. Give a nice toss until well blended.
4. Now add the lemon juice, add the coriander leaves.
5. Let the mixture cool. 





Shaping and Filling:

1. Make a thin 5" diam. round with some dough.  Like we make chapatti.
2. Cut into two halves.
3. Take one semi circle one, join the two corners of the straight line to form a cone.
4. Place a tbsp of filling in the cone and apply little water in the edges and seal it nicely.
5. While you do this parallely heat the oil in deep pan or deep fryer.
6. Add 3 to 4 at a time.  Do not fry on high, or the samosa will turn out oily and soggy.
7. Drain on paper Towel.
8. Serve hot with green and tamarind chutneys or tomato ketchup.

Bindu  – (October 31, 2011 at 10:06 AM)  

wowww.. yummy samosas.. feel like eating them .. droool droooll.. awesome clicks :)

Tina  – (October 31, 2011 at 10:23 AM)  

Tempting samosa Pavi.. dear check the heading ...(U is missing in popular)...

Pavithra  – (October 31, 2011 at 10:27 AM)  

Thanks Tina, I corrected it :)

Priya  – (October 31, 2011 at 10:35 AM)  

Wow droolworthy samosas, feel like grabbing and having rite now,super tempting..

Balakrishna Saraswathy  – (October 31, 2011 at 10:42 AM)  

Tempting and delicious samosa Pavi..simply drool-able :D

Reshmi Mahesh  – (October 31, 2011 at 10:53 AM)  

Superb snack...You tempted me...I want them now.....

Nithya  – (October 31, 2011 at 11:40 AM)  

looks so perfect.. I have been craving to eat samosa for quite some time and this post is tempting me way too much :)

Nisha S.  – (October 31, 2011 at 12:48 PM)  

If only internet could also transfer the aroma of hot samosa stuffing ........... mmmmmmmmm!!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.  – (October 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM)  

Very tempting Samosas with mouth-watering clicks.Luv it

soujanya  – (October 31, 2011 at 3:50 PM)  

Mouthwatering samosas...Perfect!!!

Dzoli  – (October 31, 2011 at 4:44 PM)  

Oh yes,also popular here and can be found everywhere but homemade like yours is of course best:)

Sonia  – (October 31, 2011 at 5:19 PM)  

The samosas are looking so tempting and appetizing....lovely presentation !

Renata  – (October 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM)  

I love, love, love Samosas! But have only had them in restaurants. Thanks for sharing the "how to"!

R  – (October 31, 2011 at 6:21 PM)  

its simply delicious, luv the presentation.

Sravs  – (October 31, 2011 at 6:43 PM)  

very tempting and mouthwatering samosa's !!

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Premalatha Aravindhan  – (October 31, 2011 at 8:35 PM)  

Perfect Samosas,love the addition of ajwain in it...sure it is a flavourful samosa...

RAKS KITCHEN  – (October 31, 2011 at 9:07 PM)  

Perfectly done Pavi, looks so good, lovely clicks as usual!

Sharmilee! :)  – (October 31, 2011 at 11:52 PM)  

Here it is raining and seeing ur samosas feel like grabbing them......looks crispy and yummy

Aruna Manikandan  – (November 1, 2011 at 1:32 AM)  

wow....
looks perfect and very tempting .....
lovely clicks :)

lata raja  – (November 1, 2011 at 2:40 AM)  

perfect with tea and some friends to share. Love the texture in the pictures and cannot help wondering how good they may have tasted!

Kalpana Sareesh  – (November 1, 2011 at 4:03 AM)  

wow so perfectly made it calls with cup of hot chai..

Shobha Kamath  – (November 1, 2011 at 5:22 AM)  

Wow ! The Samosas look so nice and crispy ! Very tempting too!

Chitra  – (November 1, 2011 at 6:35 AM)  

Lovely clicks.Its my all time fav :)

Shanthi  – (November 1, 2011 at 6:44 AM)  

Super yummy and perfect for this rain here

jeyashrisuresh  – (November 1, 2011 at 7:31 AM)  

Planning to make samosa for a long time . nicely done and brilliant clicks

Prathibha  – (November 1, 2011 at 8:55 AM)  

All time fav..looks delicious n nice clicks..

Richa  – (November 1, 2011 at 4:27 PM)  

such perfect samosas.. theres nothing better to instantly cause drool than a beautiful samosa!

Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

Neha  – (November 1, 2011 at 5:16 PM)  

wow...Your Samosas have come out perfect....nice clicks too.......

Rachana  – (November 1, 2011 at 5:17 PM)  

Samosa is an all time favourite snack at my place. Great clicks dear.

Jay  – (November 1, 2011 at 7:33 PM)  

wow...love to munch now with my hot cuppa coffee watching rain drizzles..;)
awesome presentation with great cliks pavithra..
Tasty Appetite

TheYummyMorsel  – (November 2, 2011 at 10:13 PM)  

They look perfect - cripsy and yummy!

radha  – (November 9, 2011 at 6:02 AM)  

This looks delicious. The samosas I make are tasty, but do not seem this crisp. Wow!

Anitha Chowdary  – (December 13, 2011 at 12:33 AM)  

very nice i love samosa, tempting by seeing itself

Anonymous –   – (February 7, 2012 at 2:33 PM)  

Could you post a step by step of making the dough into a cone? I just don't understand how you are connecting and sealing the filled dough.

Raihan X  – (February 11, 2013 at 4:54 AM)  

How to make the dough in a way it won't be too soft nor too hard but remain mid way crispy.

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