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Monday, May 9, 2011

SAMOSA

Ingredients for stuffing:
Potatoes - 2 medium
Greenpeas - 1/4 cup
Cashewnuts(chopped) - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
Green chilli(finely chopped) - 1
Salt - to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped) - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

Ingredients for covering:
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Semolina - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Carom seeds(ajwain) - 1/2 tsp
Water - 2 tbsp + 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

Oil - for deep frying

Method:
Boil, peel and chop the potatoes.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin,fennel seeds and asafoetida.
As they splutter, add greenchillies and cashewnuts. Fry until nuts are golden brown.
Add greenpeas,salt,turmeric,red chilli,coriander,cumin and garam masala powder. Stir for 1-2 mins.
Add potatoes and coriander leaves. Mix well and cook for 3-4 mins.
Cool the mixture and add lemon juice. Mix well and keep aside.

In a bowl, mix all purpose flour,semolina,salt,ajwain and oil. Mix so that all the oil is incorporated well.
Add water little at a time and knead to smooth yet firm dough. Cover with a moist towel and keep aside the dough for 20-30 mins.

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Divide the dough into golf sixed balls.
Roll out each ball into an oval shape. Cut into two halves to get semicircles.
Take one semicircle and moisten all the edges with few drops of water.
Bring the two corners together to shape a cone in such a way that the vertex lies in the middle of straight edge.
Stuff the cone with a tbsp of the potato masala and seal the edges.
Heat oil(medium-high heat) in kadhai and deep fry 2-3 samosas at a time till golden brown.
Serve samosas with mint chutney, tamarind chutney or tomato ketchup.

This is off to Radhika's CBB Series # 3- Evening tiffin

10 comments:

Prathibha said...

Loved the top layer of samosa..came out thick n perfect without bubbles...looks yumm

Prathibha said...

Loved the top layer of samosa..came out thick n perfect without bubbles...looks yumm

Nandini said...

Droolworthy samosa! Wish I cud get one samosa:)

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks perfect and delicious dear:)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

very tempting samosa...

Angela said...

Beautiful. I would love a samosa on my plate just now.

Suparna said...

hi rekha,
My first time here,
am really impressed by your recipes and snaps :P keep the lovely spirit on!
The samosas look tasty!

aipi said...

PICTURE PERFECT samosa ~ I so want to grab few and gobble up :))
US Masala

julie said...

nice rasoi n good recipes..first time to your space..glad to follow you :-)
visit mine n follow if you like
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Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wanna grab one right from your pic! so good!
http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com