Crunchy And Delicious Samosa To Make At Home:

Samosa

Introduction Of Samosas:

Samosa’s are a popular Indian snack with a crispy, deep-fried outer layer made from unleavened dough and a savory filling, often consisting of spiced potatoes, peas, and sometimes meat. They’re enjoyed worldwide and are a tasty treat for any occasion. The samosa has a fascinating history! Originating in the Middle East, it traveled to Central Asia and eventually reached the Indian subcontinent. Its evolution involved various cultures and ingredients. The triangular shape is thought to symbolize different aspects of these cultures. Today, the samosa is a beloved snack worldwide. Quite a journey for a humble pastry!

Ingredients:

  • For The Dough:
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 cup oil
  3. Water (as needed)
  4. Pinch of salt
  • For The Filling:
  1. 2 cups boiled and mashed potatoes
  2. 1/2 cup boiled peas
  3. 1 tablespoon oil
  4. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  5. 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  6. 1 chopped green chili
  7. Spices: 1 teaspoon each of coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala; salt to taste
  8. Fresh coriander leaves (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Mix flour, salt, and oil. Add water gradually to form a firm dough. Cover and let it rest.
  2. Heat oil, add cumin seeds, and let them splutter. Add ginger-garlic paste, green chili, and sauté.
  3. Add boiled potatoes, peas, and spices. Cook for a few minutes. Add coriander leaves if desired.
  4. Divide the dough into small balls. Roll each ball into a thin oval shape.
  5. Cut the oval in half to form two semi-circles. Create a cone shape, fill it with the potato mixture, and seal the edges.
  6. Deep fry until golden brown.

Serving:

Samosas are often served with chutney, such as mint or tamarind chutney. They can also be accompanied by yogurt or sauces for dipping.

Nutrition Table:

Calories100-150kcal
Fat5-10g
Carbs10-15g
Protein2-5g

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