Sunday, March 25, 2012


A rainy afternoon, some hot samosa's and cup of chai with a good novel is a perfect combination. So I decided to try my hand at making samosa's. A big deviation from my diet, but the weather was so perfect for a samosa snack

Preparation Time : 10-20 mins
Cooking Time: 5-10 mins


1. All purpose flour (Maida) - 2 cups

2. Oil (2- tbsp)

3. Water

4. Salt to taste

5. Ajwain Seeds

Making the dough : Add all the ingredients except the water, and mix well. Add few drops of water to knead the dough like you would for pooris.


6. Potatoes - 3 No.s (Boiled and cut into pieces)

7. Green Peas (Carrots optional)

8. Cumin Seeds

9. Curry Leaves

10. Chaat Masala

11. Red Chilli powder


1. Take 2 tbsp oil in a wok. Add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and let them splutter.

2. Now add salt, red chillie powder, turmeric, coriander powder, chaat masala and add half a cup of water,

3. Then add the green peas, potatoes. Mix well and close the lid.

4. Allow to cook for 5-10 mins. Granish with coriander (optional) . Open cook it if any water left.

5. Take the kneaded dough and make small rounds like you do for a poori.

6. Roll it with a rolling pin and make circles. Make sure to not have thick edges.

7. Now, cut the circle into half.

8. Take the semi circle, a dip your finger in a water bowl and run your finger across the border of the semi circle.

9. Now make it into a cone by folding the side.

10. Add stuffing into the cone.

11. Heat a kadai with oil and fry the samosa till golden brown/

12. Serve with pudina chutney and tamarind chutney.

NOTE : Since it was my first time, I had trouble with the initial lot of samosa's, the dough was a little too thick, I had to learn it the hard way with each round. So when you roll the dough, keep it thin at the edges and you should be good.

1 comment:

  1. Always knew you were a writer. Had no idea of your culinary skills though