THE Recipe: Samosa

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Today we are cooking with Indian restaurant Namaste. We will be making Samosa!

What you need:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour (Maida)
  • Water to Knead dough
  • 2tbsp oil
  • Little salt
  • 1/4th tsp. Ajwain

For stuffing:

  • 3-4 Potatoes (boiled, peeled & mashed)
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas (boiled)
  • 1/2tsp Garlic (crushed)
  • 1tbsp coriander seed
  • 1tbs cumin seeds jeera
  • Few chopped Cashews
  • Few Raisins
  • 1/2tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tbs turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • 1-2 Green Chilies (OPTIONAL)

How to make samosa?

For Cover:

  • Mix all the ingredients (salt, oil, ajwain) except water.
  •  Add a little water at a time.
  • Pat and knead well for several times into a soft pliable dough.
  • Cover it with moist Muslin cloth and keep aside for 15 minutes.

For Stuffing:

  • In a bowl add mashed potatoes and all dry masalas, green chilles, garlic and mix well.
  • Add green peas, cashews and raisins and mix well.

Next:

  • Make small rolls of dough and roll it into a 4″-5″ diameter circle.
  • Cut it into two parts like semi-circle.
  • Now take one semi circle and fold it like a cone. Use water while doing so.
  • Place a spoon of filling in the cone and seal the third side using a drop of water.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry till golden brown (fry on a medium flame).
  • Serve samosa hot with hari chutney, tamarind chutney.