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Samosa Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Samosa Recipe | Spicy Potato Samosa

Samosa is one of the most popular Indian snacks made of a crispy and flaky deep fried pastry stuffed with a spicy potato filling.
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Recipe Info

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 12
Category Snacks
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g

Ingredients For Samosa Recipe | Spicy Potato Samosa
  

For the Pastry

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1 Teaspoon Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
  • 2 Tablespoon Ghee (Clarified Butter) or Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

For the Stuffing

  • 3 Medium Sized Potatoes
  • 1 Cup Green Peas (Matar)
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • ~1/2 Inch Piece of Ginger
  • 2-3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder (Amchur)
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Samosa Recipe | Spicy Potato Samosa
 

Preparing the stuffing

  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Roast them till they start to splutter.
    1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
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  • Add ginger, garlic and green chilli paste.
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  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, dry mango powder (amchur) and salt.
    1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi), 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder), 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala, 1 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder (Amchur)
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  • Add boiled potatoes and peas to the pan.
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  • Stir to mix all the ingredients well. Set the prepared stuffing aside.
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Preparing the pastry

  • Combine all purpose flour (maida), salt and carom seeds (ajwain) in a bowl.
    2 Cups All Purpose Flour (Maida), 1 Teaspoon Carom Seeds (Ajwain), 1 Teaspoon Salt
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  • Add ghee or oil to the flour.
    2 Tablespoon Ghee (Clarified Butter) or Oil
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  • Rub the ghee in the flour with both hands to coat it completely.
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  • Add around 1/2 cup of water to the dough slowly and knead to make a firm dough. Let it rest for 20-30 mins.
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Making the samosas

  • Divide the dough into lemon sized balls.
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  • Flatten it to a disk with the help of a rolling pin. The disc should neither be thick nor thin.
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  • Then cut the disc into two parts with a knife.
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  • Brush a little water on the edges of the pastry. This will help the dough stick together.
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  • Fold the semicircle to make a hollow cone and join the 2 edges.
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  • Stuff the samosas with around 2 spoons of the potato and peas filling.
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  • Seal the edges of the samosa by pinching it between your fingers.
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Frying the samosas

  • Heat oil in a pan and gently drop the samosas in the hot oil. Then turn the heat to low-medium and fry the samosas till they are golden.
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  • Samosas are ready. Serve them piping hot along with mint chutney, coriander chutney or tamarind chutney.
    Samosa Recipe Step By Step Instructions