22 May 2009

Samosa






Samosas have always been a hit in all my dinner parties !
I'm dedicating this post to my dearest Em who has always been a great fan of my samosa
Thanx Em

Ingredients for the filling

Potatoes - 4 to 5
Onion - 1 medium sized
Carrots - 1/2 cup
Frozen Peas - 3/4 cup
Coriander leaves - 6 stalks
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn
Cumin - 1 tspn
Chaat masala- 1 tspn
Chilli powder - 1 tspn
Garam masala - 1/4 tspn
Salt -according to taste
Oil- for deep frying

Method

  • Boil the potaotes until soft and when done cool and mash the potaotes and keep aside
  • Cube the carrots and boil them until soft and set aside
  • Heat 1 tbspn of oil in a wok and add the cumin and then add finely chopped onions
  • Saute them for a while and when golden brown add the potatoes and saute for few mins and then add the carrots and peas followed by chilli powder, chaat masala ,garam masala,turmeric powder ,salt and saute them until the masala is well mixed then add the lemon juice and coriander leaves and switch off from flame
  • Nuts of your choice such as groundnuts,cashew nuts can be roasted separately and add to this mixture.. i have not used any nuts in this recipe due to taste preferences
  • Let this misture cool mean while the dough can be prepared
Preparing the dough

Ingredients

maida - 1 1/2 cups
salt - 1/4 tspn
baking soda - 1/4 tspn(optional)
oil - 1 tspn
water - for kneading

  • mix the above mentioned ingredients to form a soft pliable dough
Method for samosa
  • take dough to the size of lemon and gently roll into a circle
  • now cut the circle into half as shown below
  • now take one half of the circle(semicircle) and gently seal the edge using water to form a small cone( refer pics below)
  • hold the cone using your fingers and palm and place 1 tbspn of the filling into it and seal the edges using water
  • when done with the desired number of samosas
  • deep fry them in hot oil with the sealed side facing up and when brown turn them
  • and when done serve them with the chutney of your choice.

4 comments:

Divya said...

wowwwwwww

yummyyyyyyyyy

u do hv loads of mouth watering recipes in ur page:))

keep up the good COOKING:)

Divya said...

BTW thanks for ur visit to my page and ur cute commments:))

keep visiting pooja:)

Pooja said...

Thanx Divya !
i just love the stories in ur blog !

MIMIHUMI said...

i love it :)))))))