Monday, March 5, 2012

Samosa


Samosa
When it comes to deep fried snacks my favorite is samosa. There can be very few who can resist this spicy stuffed pastry. When ever I think of samosas I think of those street food vendors in India who sell the most delicious samosas ever.The taste of those samosa and the crispness and perfection of the pastry dough is really hard to recreate.  I tried making it several times and most experiments where disasters. I should admit that I learned it the hard way.The stuffing I have used here is a spicy and tasty potato peas combo.You can be creative with the filling There are different fillings both vegetarian and non- vegetarian,sweet and savory.

Ingredients

For the dough
All purpose flour/maida- 1 1/2 cup
Ajwain seed- 3/4 tsp
Ghee/oil- 2 1/2 tsp
( use ghee for better results)
salt to taste

For the filling
Potatoes- 2 medium
Green peas- 1/2 cup
Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
Green chilly finely chopped-3
Cumin seeds- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/3 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Amchur powder- 1/2 tsp
Chaat masala- 1/3 tsp
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped- a hand full



To make the dough
In a bowl mix flour, ajwain/carom seeds and salt together. Add ghee or oil and mix and rub the flour with your fingers till the ghee gets mixed uniformly with the flour and looks like a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle water and knead the dough( use between half to 3/4 cup). Do not add too much water and do not knead too much.  Make it little stiff dough so that it does not absorb too much oil. Allow this to rest for one hour and keep covered with a moist towel.

To make the filling
Boil potatoes and remove the skin ( do this in advance). Mash it a little and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds followed by chopped ginger. Allow this to fry a bit and add cooked green peas and potatoes and mix well. Add all the spice powders listed under filling and stir fry and blend. Finally add chopped coriander and switch off the flame. Allow this to cool down completely before doing the filling.

To fry
Divide the dough into equal sized balls and allow this to rest for another five minute. Use a rolling pin roll into thin oblong shape ( 5-6 inch). Cut into two half's.Dip your fingertips in water and slightly moist the edge that you had cut and lift them from two sides and bring it together and seal so that it resembles a cone. Put three tsp of filling inside. Moist  with your finger and pull forward the larger  third end and secure. Make sure that it is tightly sealed so that the filling does not come through gaps while frying. Heat around 2 cups of oil in a deep pan. The oil should not become too hot. Slide the samosas and fry in low medium flame till both sides are evenly browned. This will take about six to eight minutes. Drain in paper towels and serve with chutney/ ketchup.This recipe will make around 10 samosas.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy..

43 comments:

  1. My fav too...crispy and delicious..Perfect to go with tea dear..

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  2. perfect and yummy samosas...my fav..

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  3. Suja, Samosas look awesome. Shall try this soon :)

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  4. WOW!! Yum snack. I have never tried samosa at home. Yours look perfect

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  5. They look so awesome, I love the ajwain flavor in samosas..

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  6. Cute samosas which are drool worthy. What can be more yummy than this munchies?

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  7. Perfectly made n yummy Samosas, that too fully start from scrach :-) I love them too, nicely presented....

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  8. What a treat to my eyes! Perfectly made samosas dear.

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  9. Suja, your samosa's have come out really well; the crust shows it. No tell-tale bubbles and spots! :-)

    If you could send some over--it snowed and rained here!

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  10. Samosa look simply delicious and mouthwatering.


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. perfect samosas Suja. looks crisp and mouthwatering

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  12. Perfect ones Suja..Who can resist dear ? Yum!

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  13. Perfect ones Suja..Who can resist dear ? Yum!

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  14. Suja, Adipoli samosa, chaya koode kitiyal mathi.

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  15. Count me in. I too like samosa when it comes to deep fried snacks. Tempting..

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  16. Wow...Samosas looks perfect....Very yummy

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  17. Looks absolutely delicious.. I tried it once at home...but there were lots of bubbles on the outer. Can you tell me the reason for it and what should be done to avoid it.

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    1. Thanks Kaveri, I do not know how to give an exact idea,but from my own earlier experience..I brought little changes and it seems that helped me a lot.

      One is the dough..rubbing fat with the flour and making a stiff dough. If you knead it too much it will make too much glutten..so when you knead little there will be only partial formation of glutten which is actually helpful to keep it intact while frying.Secondly while frying if you see bubbles turn down the flame to low medium. Hope this will be helpful and if there is anything feel free to write :)

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  18. Wah! Dil Kush ho Gaya to see samosas..now wish I can grab some of it :-)..hugs and smiles

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  19. Samosa is my fav tea time snacks. It looks so inviting and yummy.

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  20. Wow! That samosa looks fat with fillings. Simply mouthwatering.

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  21. ur samosas look so perfect..loved the filling too

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  22. This looks awesome...bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  23. Perfectly made samosa...looks yumm

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  24. samosa looks so crispy n yummy...bookmarked.....nice.....

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  25. same here, i LOVE samosas too, looks awesome

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  26. Super tempting samosas, looks so yummy.

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  27. Super samosa..feel like grabbing one...

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  28. They have come out so perfect!...yumm:)

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  29. Samosa always makes me drool

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  30. samosas are my all time favourite... this looks perfect...

    Amina
    http://aminacreations.blogspot.in/

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  31. Looks perfect! Samosas are my favorite all time!

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  32. You've made it perfectly & i loooved the filling!!!!

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  33. Yes garam garam I love it with that chatpatta sauce...you deserve some credit to go on till you perfected it. You're a true foodie!

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  34. my fav and you made it perfectly....yum yum

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