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Vegetable Samosa

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The vegetable samosa is a popular Indian snack and is one of my favorite tea time treats. It is pastry filled with an assortment of vegetables of your choice. Here is an easy guide to making the samosa in your very kitchen.
Ingredients
  Refined flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Maida - For outer cover)
  Warm oil 3 Tablespoon (For outer cover)
  Water 2 Tablespoon (Adjust the quantity of water to knead it into a nice smooth dough.)
  Boiled potatoes 2 , mashed (peeled)
  Finely chopped onions 2 Medium
  Finely chopped carrot 4 Tablespoon
  Green peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), boiled
  Oil 200 Milliliter (For frying)
  Turmeric powder 1 Pinch
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1⁄2 Inch, crushed to a fine paste
  Garlic 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed to a fine paste
  Finely chopped green chillies 2
  Finely chopped coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon (dhania)
  Salt To Taste
Directions

Make a smooth dough out of the ingredients for the dough. Knead well so that you have a smooth dough to make your delicious samosas. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for about 15 minutes.

Take a pan and add a tbsp of oil (you can add another tbsp if you desire but I feel nice when I do reduce the quantity at any stage of cooking). Add the green chillies, ginger, garlic, onion and sauté. When the onions are almost done add the dry masala powders and mix well. Add salt to taste and blend well.

Make a small round ball with the dough and make it out into a circle of approximately 6” diameter. Cut into halves forming 2 semi-circles. Roll it around your fingers and make a nice cone. Put in 1-2 tbsp of the filling mixture. Close the ends. Make samosas similarly out of the rest dough and filling. Deep fry in oil and drain the excess oil. Serve with ketchup or the traditional coriander-mint chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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2 Comments

Anonymous's picture
I LOVE samosas and can't believe anyone would ruin them with ketchup! PLEASE NO!!!!!
Anonymous's picture
you never mention about the potatoes in the preparation.