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Punjabi Samosa is world famous Indian street food. It is filled with spicy potato stuffing and served with hot coriander chutney.
Even though the vegetable samosa is deep-fried, its crispiness makes it a perfect evening snack which is loved across India.
Mastering the samosa recipe will definitely need experience and expertise - says home chef Geeta Biswas, who has shared this samosa recipe with complete step by step instructions and pictures to help you out to make hygienic, healthy and delicious Indian Samosa.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsSnacks
Recipe Taste Salty, Savoury, Tangy
Servings 4
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Ingredients
  

Ingredients for Samosa Dough

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour Maida
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp Carom seeds Ajwain
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Water as required

Ingredients for Samosa stuffing

  • 4 Potato Medium sized
  • 1 tsp Green Chili chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1 pinch Asafetida
  • Coriander leaves fresh, chopped
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 cup Oil for deep frying
  • 1-2 tsp Garam masala homemade

Ingredients for homemade Garam masala

  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 6 Black peppercorn
  • 2 Green cardamom
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mango powder
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Instructions
 

How to make dough for Samosa pastry

  • To get the flaky and crispy samosa, preparing dough is important. Take All-purpose flour in the bowl. Add Carom seeds, 2 tbsp refined oil, 1/4 tsp salt. Mix it with the fingertips. Add 1/2 tsp lemon juice.
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  • Rub it with the fingertips till it forms a crumbled dough like cookies dough. Adding water to make the dough is an art and it should be added gradually in steps. Start with adding 2 tablespoons of water and rub it again.
  • Knead the dough.The final dough should be firm. Add just 1 or 2 tbsp of water if required. This would come with experience, but the simple rule is put water using tablespoon measurement. Add one by one, unlike the way its poured while making Roti.
  • Keep the dough aside wrapped with moist towel for 30 minutes so that it doesn't developcracks. Divide the dough into equal size balls. Keep it
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To prepare Vegetable samosa filling /stuffing

  • Aloo samosa which is the authentic Punjabi samosa recipe has spicy boiled potatoes in it as the filling. Peel the skin and cut the potatoes into cubes. Soak in water to remove extra starch.
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  • Boil the potatoes. Do not overboil them as they will become moist and mushy. For Spicy seasoning, heat oil in a pan and cumin seeds, chopped green chillies, red chilli powder. Saute it for few seconds and add boiled potatoes.
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  • Add freshly chopped coriander leaves, asafoetida, add salt as per taste and saute for few minutes till the spices get coated on the potatoes. Add homemade garam masala (Recipe shared in the notes section)
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  • Saute it for 2 minutes. Keep aside to cool down.

How to make Samosa

  • Now comes the final step of making the samosa. Take one ball and roll it like Indian bread(Chapati/Roti). It should not be very thin as it will crack when fried. It should not be too thick otherwise it remains uncooked.
  • Once the ball is rolled with help of rolling pin. Cut it into two halves like a semicircle.
  • With help of the fingertip or a brush, moist the straight edge of the semicircle with water, then fold it in such a way that the wet part comes on top of unmoistened part making it a triangular pocket. Stuff the filling.
  • Press the open side to seal the pocket and give a shape of a cone. check it once and press the edges to make sure there are no cracks otherwise the filling will come out when fried.
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Frying the Samosa

  • Heat oil at a high flame and once it's hot, put a small ball of dough and if it comes up quickly it means the oil is ready. Slide the samosa slowly in batches of 3-4. Lower the flame. High flame would burn the samosa from out.
  • With help of spotted spatula, turn them till they are golden brown. Take them out and drain the excess oil with help of kitchen towel. Repeat the process with rest of the batch.
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What to serve with Samosa

  • Imli chutney, mint chutney or coriander chutney (Recipe shared in notes) goes well with Samosa. Some people also prefer to make Samosa Chat - which is samosa loaded with chole (Chickpeas Gravy).
  • Enjoy Punjabi samosa, the best Indian street snack.
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Notes

Recipe for Home Made Garam Masala
  • Dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black corn, green cardamom, cinnamon stick and fennel seeds.
  • Grind the masala. Add mango powder. Mix well. Store it in airtight container.
What to serve with Samosa:
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About the Author: This Recipe has been shared by home chef Geeta Biswas who is a simple yet experienced homemaker. She feels that just like kids grow up with their toys, in the same way, she has grown up with her recipes. Ingredients are her tools and she loves making innovative recipes which have built up her identity.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 1355 kcal | Carbohydrates: 64 g | Protein: 8 g | Fat: 121 g | Saturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 36 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 73 g | Trans Fat: 0.5 g | Sodium: 172 mg | Potassium: 975 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 53 IU | Vitamin C: 43 mg | Calcium: 52 mg | Iron: 4 mg

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