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Samosa

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Samosa is the most popular India's snack or appetizer all over the world. samosa doesn't need any introduction, as it is a fav for many people...Samosas are available everywhere and  varies wherever  it is found. You can make Samosas in so many different ways. Samosa's can be made either by deep frying or by baking . For samosa's,  u can make the crust all by yourself or u can but them from store.  If u wish to deep fry samosa's, then use Filo pastry or if u want to bake them, use Puff pastry. Baking samosa's is easer n healthier..


Ingredients: 

For Crust:
All Purpose Flour: 2 cups
Sooji/ Semolina : 2 tbsp
Ajwain Seeds: 1 tsp
Salt: 1 tsp
Water: 1 cup luke warm 
Oil: 1 tbsp

For Filling:
Potato: 4 large, boiled n chopped into small cubes
Green Peas: 1 cup, frozen
Cashews: 1tbsp, broken
Green Chili: 2, chopped finely
Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp
Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
Garam Masala: 1 tsp
Amchur Powder: 1 tsp
Oil: 1 tbsp
Salt: 1 tsp
Lemon Juice: 2 tsp

Preparation:
For crust:
1) Mix all the ingredients for crust by adding water little by little.
2) Knead the dough for about 2-3 mins to make it smooth.
3) Cover it with damp cloth n keep it aside for 15-20 mins.

For Filling:
4) In a pan heat oil, add cumin seeds.
5) Add green peas n green chili's. Fry for 1 min.
6) In a bowl mix all the spices n powders with little water. Add this to green peas..
7) Add potatoes n mix well. Fry for 5 mins. 
8) Adjust spices n amchur powder according to your tasteLet it cool.

Lets step to the main part: Making Samosa:
9) Take a 1/2 cup of water n keep aside.
10) Knead the dough for 2 mins. Take some all purpose flour into a plate n keep it aside
11) Now take  a portion of dough and dust it with flour. Roll it into a circle, jus like chapathi.
12) Cut into 4 equal portions.
13) Now apply water all along the edges of a single portion. 
14) Now make a triangle by holding the edges of long side together by overlapping the edges.
15) Now stuff it with filling.
16) Cover the top of samosa with third edge i.e top. Make sure it is completely sealed without any gaps.

17) Repeat the process for remaining dough..
18) Heat oil for deep frying.
19) Now drop 2-3  samosa's at a time. Fry until golden brown in  color on both sides at  medium heat.

Enjoy this authentic Indian snack -Samosa with green chutney or ketchup..

Tips:
1-To make bigger samosa's, jus cut the circle into two portions.
2-Dont fry on high heat.
3-Always cover dough n samosa's with damp cloth before frying.
4- To store samosa's for longer time, fry samosa's until u saw light brown spots coming up. Remove imm n place them on paper towels. 
Once cooled, wrap them in plastic wrap individually. These helps samosa's stay fresh n doesn't stick together. If u put them in a ziploc bag without wrapping, when you thaw samosa's, dough will be little watery n saggy. So wrap n store them in ziploc bags n freeze. Can be stored upto 1 month.

Thaw them for 4 hours before u fry..

17 comments:

FoodLovers February 17, 2010 at 6:58 PM  

always would love to have this any time dear ...nice snack

Soma February 17, 2010 at 7:49 PM  

Lovely samosas..I think u need to fry them at a little lower temperature to avoid formation of bubbles.. Just a advise!!!

notyet100 February 17, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

hi u can these for lets celebrate with colours event,.

Kitchen Flavours February 17, 2010 at 9:56 PM  

Wow...my favorite snack...looks yummy....thank u for the folding pictorial.....

Priya February 18, 2010 at 12:03 AM  

Love samosas very much..i do freeze if i prepare samosas at home..

kitchen queen February 18, 2010 at 1:41 AM  

lovely and tempting crispy samosas with a very detailed step by step demo.

Asha February 18, 2010 at 4:19 AM  

YUMMY! I just baked some storebought Samosas, these are even better.

Jyoti February 18, 2010 at 4:23 AM  

samosas are my fav!

Deepa G Joshi February 18, 2010 at 5:25 AM  

wow, lovely snack, loved by all anytime of the day..great with tea..love your presentation..

TREAT AND TRICK February 18, 2010 at 6:14 AM  

The samosa looks yummy and beautifully fried, nice photo too...

Silpa February 18, 2010 at 6:51 AM  

Thank you Guys...

Thank Yo so much soma for your advice.

Yeah i will surely send this to the event. Thank You NOTYET100

simply.food February 18, 2010 at 8:48 AM  

Lovely step by step instructions.

Ramya Vijaykumar February 18, 2010 at 11:58 AM  

The samosas are something which I would love to have even for breakfast, lunch or dinner!!! looks delicious!!!

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Sayantani February 19, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

lovely samosas. last year i also made some cauliflower samosa.

Padhu February 20, 2010 at 5:37 PM  

Yummy samosas!
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ARUNA February 21, 2010 at 7:39 PM  

That's a nice n crispy samosa....perfect snack!

Astha February 24, 2010 at 4:29 AM  

The good old samosa!! great! I hv tried to make the baked version...was not bad! will post it sometime on my blog.

Astha
www.afterworkcooking.blogspot.com

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