Classic Aloo Matar Samosa - Potato Peas Samosa

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Jan. 15, 2015

Classic street food to make at home.


For the pastry
All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Carom seeds 1 Teaspoon
Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Clarified butter 2 Tablespoon , melted
Baking soda 1/4 Teaspoon ((or 1/2 tsp Baking powder)) (Optional)
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) ((or as needed))
For the stuffing
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Diced potato 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
Diced onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Diced carrot 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Soaked poha 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Ginger garlic green chili paste 1 1/2 Teaspoon , or as per taste
Chopped cauliflower 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Coriander leaves 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped
Coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon , split (Optional)



For the stuffing – in a pan, heat the oil and add in the cumin, followed by the turmeric powder and asafoetida.

Quickly stir in the onion and season with salt. Add in the ginger – garlic – chili paste and carrot. Cover the pan and cook for a minute.

Add in the potatoes, peas and cook covered until tender, in between stir the vegetables.

Stir in the cauliflower and mix and let it cook again covered.

Add in the poha, coriander seeds, garam masala and red chili powder. Stir well and season with fresh lemon juice.

Add in the brown sugar and coriander leaves; incorporate well.

For the pastry – in a medium bowl, add in the flour, carom seeds, cumin powder, salt and baking powder.

Pour in the butter and mix, followed by the water and knead to make soft dough.

Cover the dough with damp towel and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Take small pieces of dough and roll with a rolling pin on a flat surface. Slice into half and fold as shown in the video; fill with vegetable filling and seal the edges with using some water. Repeat the process with rest of the ingredients.

In a pan, heat oil and tip in the samosas, deep fry until golden brown.



Serve with your choice of condiment. 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8