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Samosa

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I am sure most of you readers must be familiar with Samosa. For those who aren’t aware, it is a pastry with savoury filling, which is either fried or baked. The most popular filling is a mixture of potatoes. However you could even prepare a non vegetarian filling as well. You could use wheat flour in place of all purpose flour. This recipe yields approximately 7 big samosas or 14 medium samosas. 

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Samosa
I am sure most of you readers must be familiar with Samosa. For those who aren't aware, it is a pastry with savoury filling, which is either fried or baked. The most popular filling is a mixture of potatoes. However you could even prepare a non vegetarian filling as well. You could use wheat flour i
Servings
Ingredients
  • Oil for deep frying
For the Covering
  • 1 cup Flour wheat flour or
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter Clarified
  • pinch Salt - a
  • as required Water
For the Filling
Servings
Ingredients
  • Oil for deep frying
For the Covering
  • 1 cup Flour wheat flour or
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter Clarified
  • pinch Salt - a
  • as required Water
For the Filling
Instructions
  1. For the Covering
  2. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl.
  3. Add ghee and mix with your fingers.
  4. Add water, a little at a time, and knead till you get a smooth dough.
  5. Cover and keep aside.
  6. For the Filling
  7. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan.
  8. Add cumin seeds.
  9. When they start to splutter, add the chopped onions.
  10. Once the onion turns translucent, add the garlic paste and green chilli.
  11. Stir till the raw smell goes.
  12. Add the turmeric powder, fennel powder and chat masala and stir for a few seconds.
  13. Add the mashed potatoes and mix well.
  14. Add salt to taste.
  15. Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  16. Switch off heat.
  17. Assembling
  18. Take a small ball off the dough.
  19. Roll out into a round of approximately 4 "diameter.
  20. Divide into 2 semi circles by cutting along the centre.
  21. Take one portion and brush water along the edges.
  22. Carefully make a cone as shown in the picture.
  23. Place a spoonful of the filling.
  24. Brush water along the edges and seal the edges.
  25. Continue the same process with the remaining dough and filling.
  26. Heat oil for deep frying.
  27. When hot, carefully drop the samosas and cook on medium heat till golden brown on all sides.
  28. Drain onto an absorbant paper.
  29. Serve hot with a chutney of your choice.
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