Jul 31, 2010

A Crispy Tea Time Snack - Samosa

A crispy tea time snack - Samosa, is a commonly available Indian delicacy in most of the tea shops and restaurants. Samosa serves as a great starter for any kind of party and small gatherings. A Birthday party is incomplete without these delicacies.

Ingredients for the covering;
(makes about 20 small size Samosas)
  • 1 cup of refined flour (maida)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Water to knead the dough 
    Method:  Knead the flour using water and 1 tsp of oil in a soft and pliable dough.

    Lentil Stuffing;
    • 1/2 cup of lentils and de husked black gram
    • 2 tsp oil
    • salt as desired
    • 1/2 tsp garam masala
    • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
    Method: Soak the lentils (masoor dal) and de usked black gram  (urad dhuli) for 3-4 hours. Drain the water and grind coarsely in a mixie.
    Heat oil in a wok and crackle mustard seeds in it. Add all the ingredients and fry for 2 minutes. Take off hte flames and let it cool.

    Potato Stuffing;
    • 2 potatoes boiled and mashed
    • 1 onion
    • 1 carrot grated
    • 1/2 tsp garam masala
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • salt as desired
    • 2 tsp of oil
    • 1/3 tsp of mustard seeds
    • A pinch of asafoetida

    Method: Peel and dice the onion finely. Boil and nash the potato. Heat oil in a wok and crackle the mustard seeds. Add the onion and fry for a minute. Mix in rest of the ingredients and fry for 2 minutes. Take off the flames and let it cool.

    Assembling the Samosa

    Samosa: Take a marble size ball of the dough and dust it with dry flour. Roll it into a thin circle using a rollng pin. Cut the circle in half and make a cone out of it.
    Fill the desired filling into the cone and close it as shown above. Make all the samosa likewise.

    Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the Samosas in small batches till they are golden brown in color and looks crisp from outside.

    Serve the hot Samosas with tomato sauce or freshly made green coriander chutney.

    • Roll the outer cover into a very thin sheet, else the Samosa will not come out crispy.
    • Other good options for filling are onion and cottage cheese.
    • Makes a good party snack.
    • A great travel and picnic food.
    • Small size Samosas look attractive and are easy to fry and make.
    • Stay good for 3-4 days if kept in an air tight container.
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    1. Crispy, tasty and absolutely perfect.

    2. oh my my my!! This looks too too good. I'm definitely going to have to give this a try.

    3. yummy and crispy! perfect for a rainy weather like today (for us!!)

    4. wow..wat a tempting click..can't stop myself from grabbing one. wishing u a very happy friendship day dear.

    5. Wow, what a yummilicious snack. Beautiful, mouth watering pics.

    6. Lovely samosas, you have a nice place. Will be back for more.

    7. Wow, u rolled perfectly. Looks mouthwatering..

    8. lovely samosas..i liked your lentil filling recipe , will try this next time .

    9. everyones ever time favorite snack.. the samosa looks so crispy n yummy .very delicious filling too

    10. these look out of these world! Thanks for the recipe and detailed photos!