Monday, October 3, 2011

Samosa recipe


I make samosa very rarely,though I love the process of making. Making cones and stuffing them and make them to triangular pockets and the most important thing, eating it hot . I even love to order it when I go to the restaurants, but again I go with the majority, what hubby and kiddo likes to order.
One of the best thing I love in samosa is peanuts. I just love it! And I should also mention I love onion samosas,though I have tasted only once, but want to try that as well soon. Juicy onions inside crispy outer wrap. Coming to this samosa recipe below, I followed the outer wrap recipe form a cookbook. But as far as stuffing masala is concerned no such thing,just made it the way I like.


Samosa recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time30 mins     |  Cook time: 25 mins     Makes: 12


For masala stuffing

potato,large - 1

Onion - 2

Green peas,cooked - 4 tblsp

Peanuts,cooked - 4 tblsp

Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp

garam Masala - 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Chat masala powder - 3/4 tsp

Turmeric - 2 pinches

Coriander leaves - 4 tblsp

Ginger,finely chopped - 1 tblsp

Jeera or Ajwain(omam) - 1 tsp

Oil - 2 tblsp

Salt - as needed


For the Dough

Maida/all purpose flour - 3/4 cup

Sooji/Rava - 1/4 cup

Oil/Ghee - 2 tblsp

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Baking powder - 1 pinch


  1. In a bowl, mix maida,rava,salt,baking powder and oil to a crumbly mixture. Add enough water and make a stiff yet smooth dough(no cracks). Knead for 5-7 minutes and make the dough elastic and keep a side for 1/2 hour or until you prepare the masala stuffing.Keep it cling wrapped to avoid drying.
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  3. Pressure cook potato and peas+peanuts until soft. Peel the skin of the potato and chop it roughly. Heat a pan in with oil and season with jeera/ajwain.Add ginger and sliced onion and fry for 2 minutes in medium flame. Add cooked peanuts and the green peas.Add the masala powders(red chilli, dhaniya, garam masala and chat masala) and give a quick stir.
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  5. Add 1/4 cup water and cook for 2 minutes. Add potato and mix well. Add the coriander leaves and fry for 2 minutes or until the masala is ready.Neither too dry nor watery too.
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  7. Now again give a gentle knead to the dough and divide into medium sized balls(12-14).Roll into a thin circle and cut it into 2 equal parts with knife. Apply water in the straight edge.
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  9. Now make a cone by joining along the straight edges by overlapping them as shown in the picture. Spoon the stuff until 3/4 th of the cone.
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  11. Close the cone and seal it properly. Repeat until you finish making all the samosas. You can first roll all the balls and cut them into two and keep,then proceed to the next steps.
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  13. Heat oil until hot and drop 3-4 samosas at a time and cook in medium flame to ensure even cooking,until golden brown. Drain in paper towels.
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  • Until you deep fry the samosas, keep it covered to avoid drying.
  • You can freeze the samosas or keep in the fridge for frying it in later part of the day.
Enjoy these hot hot samosas with either green chutney or tomato sauce!


60 Stars(comments):

  1. Cute crispy samosa..perfect with Chai..Happy Navratri to you.

  2. Love it any time especially during rainy season with a cup of steaming chai.

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  3. Even I love onion samosas over the regular ones and I also like punjabi samosas the best..nice n gr8 looking samosas raks...

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  5. so crispy n cute samosa,love it anytime!!

  6. My favorite....Looking crispy....Should make it soon....

  7. wow looks so tempting and delicious samosas ... wonderful clicks .....

  8. Love the pictorials n all the beautiful pics ~ Samosa is a classic n you have made them beautifully! Craving for some samosas now, ship me some Raji :))

  9. Crispy and yummy samosas...they look so inviting

  10. looks so tempting!! nice clicks.

  11. Love the samosas raks..thanks for sharing step by step pix.

  12. I love samosa's a lot and will try to have atleast once in a week.I'm that much mad for samosa's.Fell like grabbing it now itself.

  13. these are so cute! would love to try them...

  14. Crispy and cute samosa's..delicious

  15. one of the most favorited snacks of all time! love that spicy filling you've got there!

  16. wow, perfect samosas, i can never say no to these..

  17. OMG amazing it :))

  18. Its my fav raks. Perfectly done. I prepare them very often but without rava. Love the texture with rava. I'll try next time.


  19. wow, samosas r looking soooo perfect!! wanna try it sometime.. Lovely presentation with step-by-step picks :)

  20. Anonymous4/10/11 08:26

    Hot hot Samosas in cold weather..lovely pics too :)

  21. Wow excellent preparation with beautiful clicks all time favourite chat...

    me favourite chat...

  22. so crispy and perfect samosa...

  23. wow very tempting and perfect samosa...yummy with a cup of coffee,pass them it raining here...

  24. perfect n cute favourite too!!pics r clear n simple...neat click!

  25. Love this too ..looks so yum and love the step wise pics this rain it would be perfect

  26. Crispy and perfect samosas. Looks fabulous.

  27. wow...
    looks delicious raji....
    and the last click looks really hot..... :)

  28. What a perfect snack for this rainy weather. Clicks r beautiful and the stepwise r very bright.

  29. this...looks mouthwatering and delicious. Beautiful clicks.

  30. Wow!!!!!Awesome!!! The stuffing looks so tempting!!!

  31. Crispy, perfect and yummy samosas tempted to the core...Pass on that plate pls :)

  32. very crispy samosas.. stuffing looks very tempting..

  33. Making me hungry and it is midnight :) Yummy samosas.

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  34. wow..they look simply amazing and you have done it so the first looks wonderful.

  35. Wow that looks super yumm, i hardly make even though we love it here as i too think it is so difficult to make the cone shape plus when ever i make them i am in the kitchen half day full busy with them.

  36. Perfect for today's weather,..:)

  37. Oh..yum..the samosas look lovely!

  38. One word to descrie my state: AWESTRUCK

  39. yummy very tempting...great clicks Raks...glad to follow you..

  40. Garama Garam Samosa's ... perfect !!!
    So apt for the weather....
    Lovely pics .. Raji

  41. absolutely awesome...such a clear explanation...thax for being so patient to do this post!

  42. OMG!!! What fantastic, mouthwatering samosas!!! And hats off to you for giving such clear step wise pics!!
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  43. Any leftover there, feel like grabbing some..

  44. I remember me and amma making these when we saw it on a recipe book.I miss those days.Samosas have come out perfect-crispy outside and juicy masala inside-YUM

  45. hey, i will surely try this recipe. I love the way you present it, with pics for every step. Keep it up.

  46. thanks for giving step by step process soon i am going to try

  47. I followed your recipe but the samosas are crispy when they are hot but saggy and became like poori texture after they came to room temperature.
    It happens every time I do the samosa

  48. wowww...i m gonna try dis today only bt wanna ask 1 thng
    can i replace baking soda in place of baking powdr...??????????

  49. HI Raks ..i tried these samosas and they turned out yummy :)

  50. yummy samosa... i have asked my mother to try this receipe .... looks great......

  51. Hi Akka,

    Is it necessary to add rava and baking powder to the dough??????

    1. You can skip Sandhya, even I am thinking to make it simple next time and post.

  52. Instead of maida can I use wheat flour to make dough?

  53. yummy samosa,,, i tried,, very easy to do , rak's is simpler and easier...

  54. Hi, instead of making dough will samosa taste good if made out of wonton wraps. Pls advise. Thanks

    1. Havent used wonton wraps. If its something like spring roll sheet it will work. If it is like a puff pastry sheet or phyllo sheets, it may not work.


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