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Learn How To Make Perfect Samosa At Home With These Step-By-Step Instructions, Tips And Tricks

This samosa guide will help you prepare most delicious samosas at home.
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Published -10 Feb 2022, 17:14 ISTUpdated -10 Feb 2022, 17:25 IST
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samosa recipe guide

Samosas are every household's favourite snack item. It's best served hot, with chutney on the side. They're a great teatime buddy that no one can refuse. They're that good!

They have an amazing taste and are made with flour and a spicy potato and pea filling. They're the best tea time snack, and if you prepare them at home, they can be healthier too. Yes, you read that right: samosas can be made at home too. With super easy tips and tricks, as well as step by step instructions, here's a guide for you to make perfect Samosas at home.

Steps To Make Perfect Samosa Dough

Ingredients Requires:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 4 tbsp ghee or oil

Method:

  • In a bowl, mix everything well. 
  • Now rub the flour in between your palms to incorporate the oil well for 2 to 3 minutes. The flour will now resemble breadcrumbs.
  • Next, press down a handful of flour in your palm and see if it holds the shape. If it does not crumble, it means it is well incorporated.
  • Now add 4 tbsp water and knead to form a dough ball by adding as much water as required.
  • When the dough is firm, stiff and not sticky, keep it covered for 25 to 30 minutes.

Steps To Make Potato Stuffing

potato stuffing

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 4 potato / aloo (boiled & mashed)
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds (crushed)
  • 1/2 tsp fennel / saunf
  • 1 pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1 inch ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1 chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder/ jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp aamchur/ dry mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (crushed)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 5 cashew / kaju (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp raisins / kishmish
  • 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)

Method:

  • To begin, heat 2 tsp oil in a big kadai and sauté 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp coriander seeds, 1/2 tsp fennel, and a pinch of hing.
  • Then, add 1 inch ginger and 1 chilli.
  • Add 1/2 cup peas and cook for another 2 minutes. 
  • Next add ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp amchur, ½ tsp garam masala, ¼ tsp pepper and ¾ tsp salt.
  • Cook over low heat until the spices turn aromatic.
  • After that add 4 boiled and mashed potatoes. 
  • Mash and mix the spices until they are well combined.
  • Add dry fruits like cashews, raisins and 2 tbsp coriander.
  • The samosa stuffing is now ready. Allow it to cool completely before using.

How To Wrap Samosas?

wrap samosas

  • After keeping the dough away for 25 minutes, knead the dough slightly again.
  • Pinch a ball sized dough and grease with oil.
  • Make an oval shape out of the dough.
  • Using a knife, split it horizontally into two equal halves.
  • Then, grease with water and make a cone. Gently press together to ensure a proper seal.
  • Stuff 2 tablespoons of samosa masala stuffing into the cone.
  • Grease a small amount of water on the edges.
  • Pull back and create a pleat. This is important because you're forming the backbone that will help the samosa stand.
  • Now press tightly to close and seal the samosa.  

Fry Samosa

  • To begin, heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the samosas over low heat.
  • Cook the samosas over a low flame for at least 15 minutes, keep stirring.
  • Drain the aloo samosas on kitchen paper once they've turned golden and crisp.
  • Finally, serve the aloo samosa with tamarind chutney and green chutney.

Things To Remember:

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I hope these tips and instructions will help you make the most delicious samosas at home. For more such stories, stay tuned to HerZindagi!

 
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