Friday, November 26, 2010

SAMOSA


One of famous snack available in South East Asian countries,  Central Asian, Arabian Peninsula, North/South Africa and throughout  Mediterranean. It consists of two parts, the pastry and the filling. The filling is varies from country to country, it can be vegetables such as potato, peas or ground meat. The size and the consistency of the pastry vary considerably but although it is mostly triangular in shape either deep fried or baked.  Samosa often serves with chutney or ketchup.

While traditionally samosa is normally fried but more people prefer to bake them  and now switching to  ready made puff pastry, wanton skin or tortilla which is more convenient and healthier.  But by far I still prefer made from scratch pastry, very crispy and truly delicious.

SAMOSA
Yield  :   14 Samosa

PASTRY
1 C all  purpose flour
1/2 C warm water (not all)
1/2 tsp salt
3  T cooking oil

METHOD

* Place flour, salt and oil in a mixing bowl. Gradually add water to form a dough.

* Knead for 2-3 minutes, keep covered at least 15 minutes

FILLING

2 large potato boiled  and mashed
2 small carrot peeled and grated
1 Big onion chopped
2 green chili chopped
2  T curry powder
1 tsp ginger paste
2 T cooking oil
1/2 tsp cumin seed
salt to taste
lemon juice

METHOD

* Heat the oil, fry cumin seed until fragrant, add in onion, green chili and ginger, cook until light brown.

* Pour in curry powder and little water, fry for a minute, add the potato and carrot, stir well. Sprinkle some water, add in salt, cook until almost dry.

* Squeeze lemon juice, remove from heat and cool.

MAKING THE SAMOSA

* Divide the dough into 7 balls. Roll out dough into 7 inch circle and cut into two.

* Apply water around the edges and fold into cone shape. Stuff each cone with 2 tablespoons of filling and close and pinch the top to seal. Repeat the same with the rest of the dough.

* Heat about 1 1/2 in deep cooking oil, when it is fully heated slide in the samosa, a few at a time, fry until golden brown. Remove and place on absorbent paper.

* Serve with chutney or ketchup.

32 comments:

Kurinji said...

my fav, pls pass me some..

Tes said...

I love samosas.They are simple to make and very delicious. I love your filling recipe. It sounds delicious.
Thanks for sharing :)

Priya said...

Very inviting and delicious samosas..

eatgreek.net said...

interesting snack! :D

Yesim said...

samosa s one of my fav indian dish.. i really wanna eat it now:)

Nisa Homey said...

Lovely space u have here...samosas are looking inviting.

Amy Bakes Everything said...

This sounds great! The pastry seems so easy!

Priya Sreeram said...

have never tried making samosa---bookmarked :)

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Nice snack..

Vidhya said...

samosa looks tasty...yumm

Sushma Mallya said...

i love this snack too,looks yummy..

Veggie Hut said...

i love samosa.. brings me back to my college days.

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy samosa I like the dough like this it is crispy delicious

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy samosa I like the dough like this it is crispy delicious

Biny Anoop said...

i love Samosas and like u i luv home made covering...i usually add some ajwain to the flour.....
Thx.
biny

Rachana said...

I love samosa... I think smaosa together with a cup of good ginger chai is a delicious combination.

Swathi said...

Samosa looks delicious. Nice to have with tea.

sinfullyspicy said...

This looks perfectly fried with golden color.

Jaisy James said...

looks yummy

Malar Gandhi said...

lovely samosas...i feel like grabbing it from the screen.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

oh i want them right now :)

Krishnaveni said...

looks so perfect, yumm

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love samosas, but despite the fact that I do make a lot of Indian food, I've never made them. Thanks for the encouragement, I may just give this recipe a try.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Great looking samosas dear.


Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Chef Dennis said...

I have never had a Samosa, I would love to try one...and I think fried! the pastry sounds really good, and the filling so flavorful! Now I just have to find somewhere in Philly to get one!
Cheers
Dennis

Babli said...

I cannot resist myself seeing the delicious samosa. Looks perfect, yummy and mouth watering.

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

I lovee samosa's too and love ur recipe to make the pastry!!
Absolutely yummy i say!

Mrs K said...

Samosas:) I love these devils,there was a time in school,when my mom would pack me lunch and I would give it to the boarders in my school and they would buy me samosas from the school canteen :) I love these but have stopped making them at home,after going through your recipe I feel like making these at home again,excellent recipe!!!

Hester said...

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! The samosa dough looks so easy to make; I cannot wait to try my hand at this :-)

aipi said...

Totally irresistible..my all time favorite!

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Dimah said...

what a great recipe! these look absolutely amazing!

Nitha said...

my favorite...

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