Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Samosas are a famous Indian snack. It is essentially a fried floury pocket with a delicious filling of potatoes, onions, cilantro, and some exquisite Indian spices. Samosas are perfect as an evening snack, or for a family get together. Samosas are widely famous in north India and are an all time favorite snack for Indians. Here, I am using my favorite veggies, but you can customize the dish by adding your favorite veggies or eliminating ones you don’t like. Let’s get started!
For the pocket:
• 1 cup of all purpose flour
• Vegetable oil to fry the snack
For the filling:
• 3 large potatoes
• 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
• 1 onion finely chopped
• 2 green chilies finely chopped
• 3 tablespoon oil
• ½ teaspoon turmeric
• ½ teaspoon red chili powder
• ½ teaspoon crushed garlic
• ½ teaspoon grated ginger
• Salt to taste
STEP 1: In a medium sized bowl, mix the oil, salt, and flour together to form dough. The dough should not be too hard nor too soft.
STEP 2: Cover the bowl with a cloth for for at least twenty minutes and let it rest.
STEP 3: For the filling, first peel, boil , and mash the potatoes.
STEP 4: Heat some oil in a pan (approximately 3 tablespoons). Add ginger, garlic, onion, and green chilies. Saute for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture turns golden brown.
STEP 5: Now add mashed potatoes, cilantro, salt, turmeric, and chili powder. Saute the mixture for two more minutes.
STEP 6: Set mixture aside for five minutes to cool.
STEP 7: Take the dough and roll it into 5” flat ovals. Cut each of them into halves.
STEP 8: Take one half and roll it like a cone in your hand.
STEP 9: Put about a tablespoon of the filling into your cone. Then seal the third side with a moist finger (use oil or water) so that when you deep fry them, no oil will enter.
STEP 10: Repeat.
STEP 11: Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the samosas. Serve them piping hot with dipping sauce of your choice, such as a chutney.