Samosa by Tarla Dalal

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Feb. 17, 2014

A famous Mumbai roadside snack - samosa, which tastes best when served hot


For the dough
Plain flour 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) ((maida))
Melted clarified butter 1/2 Teaspoon ((ghee))
Carom seeds 1 Pinch ((ajwain))
Salt To Taste
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
For the stuffing
Boiled potato chunks 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , peeled
Boiled green peas 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon ((jeera))
Asafoetida 1 Pinch ((hing))
Ginger green chilli paste
Garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Dried mango powder 1/4 Teaspoon ((amchur))
Whole coriander seeds 1/4 Teaspoon ((dhania))
Finely chopped coriander 1 Tablespoon ((dhania))
Other ingredients
Oil 1/2 Liter ((For deep frying))




1.In a bowl, combine together all the dough ingredients, along with enough water and knead to form firm dough. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth or a dish. Keep aside for 10 - 15 minutes.


2.In a non-stick pan, heat oil and splutter cumin seeds. To this, add asafoetida and ginger-green chilli paste. Sauté for a few seconds, and add potatoes and green peas. Cook for a couple of minutes and mash lightly using a spoon.

3.Now mix in dry mango powder, garam masala, coriander seeds, and salt, and cook for two minutes, while stirring continuously. Now add coriander, and cook for a minute. Turn off stove.

4.Divide the stuffing into four equal parts and keep aside.


5.Now take the dough and knead it well until smooth and elastic. Divide it into two equal parts.

6.Take a dough portion and roll it out into 6" x 3" diameter oval. Use a knife, and cut the rolled out dough horizontally into two equal parts. Take one part and join the edges to make a cone.

7.Now fill the dough cone with a portion of the stuffing and seal the edges using little water.

8.Repeat the above process to make three more samosas.

9.Heat oil in the deep frying pan/kadai, and deep fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel.


10.Serve the samosas hot with green chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 237Calories from Fat 154

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 196 mg8.17%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet