Samosa is the most common south indian snack. Almost available in every snack corner, it can fill up the stomach much faster than anything else. In India, when I return from office to home, I always buy a few samosa’s made fresh everyday afternoon in a snack corner close to my home. Even now, whenever I visit India, I make sure I taste samosa’s before I return back to Germany. Eating nice tasty food is also a reason for me to visit India 🙂

Now let me tell you how to make samosa.

Ingredients

For Pastry

All purpose flour – 1 cup

Salt to taste

1 tablespoon of oil

1 tablespoon of semolina (to give a crispy taste)

For Samosa Filling

Filling can be done in any way with any ingredient. The spices should be used as mentioned here to give authentic samosa taste & smell

1.Boiled Potatoes – this is the main ingredient.

Boiled Potatos

Boiled Potatos

Cut Boiled Potatos

Cut Boiled Potatos

2. Carrots, Beans, Peas – any or all. I have used carrots & peas

Cut Fresh Carrots

Cut Fresh Carrots

3. Onions – optional. I have used it though.

Vegetable Samosa - Onion, Chillies & curry leaves

Vegetable Samosa - Onion, Chillies & curry leaves

4. Green chillies – according to spicyness. Remember, we will also use red-chilli powder. So decide upon your need. Also, cut it into very tiny pieces, so that the eater will not feel the chilli.

5. Curry leaves – cut into pieces

6. Coriander leaves – for garnishing

7. Red-chilli powder – 1 spoon, Coriander powder – 2 spoons

8. Garam masala powder

9. Amchur powder – optional

10. Mustard Seeds, Oil to fry, Turmeric powder – a pinch

Cooking Procedure

For Samosa Cone

Mix all-purpose flour, salt, oil, semoline well & make a soft dough out of it. Keep it aside for a few mins before starting to make the cone.

Cone can be made in several ways. It can folded like a triange or multi-folded like zig-zag. I use the easy way. You can refer to http://www.indiacurry.com/appetizers/a004samofilling.htm for some method explanation.

I roll the dough in a round form. Cut it into 2 pieces. Turn a piece into a triangle. Stick the sides using water & fill it & close the top with water again.

Samosa Pastry - Step 1

Samosa Pastry - Step 1

Samosa Pastry - Step 2

Samosa Pastry - Step 2

Samosa Cone

Samosa Cone

For Samosa Filling

1. Heat oil in a pan. Decide the pan size based on your ingredients. Once the pan is heated, add oil & let mustard seeds splutter

2. Now add onions, green chillies & cut curry leaves. Keep stirring the onion and allow it to smoothen a bit.

3. Add fresh finely cut carrots. My carrots are fresh. so it would take longer time to cook. That’s why I added this first.

Vegetable Samosa Carrots frying

Vegetable Samosa Carrots frying

4. After the carrot smoothens, add peas. I used frozen peas. It does not require long cooking time.

Vegetable Samosa Peas & Carrots fried

Vegetable Samosa Peas & Carrots fried

5. After 2-3 minutes, add cut boiled potatos.

Vegetable Samosa filling is ready

Vegetable Samosa filling is ready

6. Add little water now & then so that the mixture is not burned. And keep the heat in medium

7. After mixing all the vegetables, add the spices now. First add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and amchur powder.

8. Add salt to taste

9. After the raw smell from chilli powder & coriander powder is gone, you can do the final steps.

10. Add garam masala powder & mix it in the mixture well. Then garnish it with coriander leaves. Remove it from heat.

Vegetable Samosa - Final garnishing with coriander

Vegetable Samosa - Final garnishing with coriander

Making Samosa

Heat oil to fry in a large pan in medium heat. Once the oil is heated, fry the samosa’s. Serve it hot with chutney or ketchup.

Add the filling to samosa cone

Add the filling to samosa cone

Add the filling to samosa cone

Add the filling to samosa cone

Filled Samosa Cone

Filled Samosa Cone

Samosa is ready to be fried in oil

Samosa is ready to be fried in oil

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