Friday, May 25, 2007

Samosa

Now that my true love for chaat items is truly justified, I have the feeling that I am free to go ahead and eat more chaat items :D Waise bhi I doubt that anything in this world can stop me from eating chaat! :) So this time its the lovely Samosa. Samosa is a North Indian snack but famous all over India. Since samosas are easily available at any sweet marts or chaat joints in India, these are hardly prepared at home. Wish wish wish they were so easily available here! :( Two euros for just one cold samosa.. isn’t it better to try at home and eat as many fresh hot samosas as you wish till your stomach is full?? :) I never ever thought that 1 day I would prepare samosas at home!! I had samosas at an Indian friend’s place here, found them very easy to prepare at home and decided to try it the other day for hubby dear. Needless to say, 10 tempting hot samosas disappeared in less than 10 mins!!

Samosa is my entry for Nupur's "S of Indian Vegetables".. I know its too early for the event, but my next post will soon justify why I am in such a hurry :) Till then, enjoy these yummy hot samosas! :)

Samosa


What you need:

For the covering
2 cups Maida
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds (optional)
1 tsp Ghee
Few drops of lemon (this help to make the covering crispy)
Salt to taste

For the filling
3 Potatoes boiled and peeled
1/2 cup Peas boiled/frozen
1 tsp Ginger Paste
2-3 Chillies finely chopped
2 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
Chopped Coriander
Juice of half a lemon
Salt to taste

How to proceed:

For the covering
1) Mix all the ingredients and prepare soft dough.
2) Leave aside for an hr or two.

For the filling
1) Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
2) Add ginger paste, finely chopped chillies, garam masala, coriander powder and cumin powder
3) Add potato and boiled peas and mix well
4) Add salt as required
5) Squeeze juice of half a lemon , mix well and keep aside to cool

Putting it all together
1) Roll a chapatti (of size of rolling pin) using oil to roll, cut it into half, such that you have two semi circles.
2) Take one semi circle and make a cone from it. Seal the edges with water.
3) Fill in the potato filling and seal the edges with water.
4) Deep fry in hot oil and drain excess oil.
5) Serve hot with tamarind chutney or Pudina chutney

6 comments:

Nupur said...

I've never made samosas at home! Your recipe looks so tempting...I need to give this a try!

Asha said...

Early entry rocks.Me too!! NOBODY can stop me from eating Chaat!;D
Going on a vacation?

Sreelu said...

Aarthi,

Yummo looking, boy I was thinking of samosas to and I am not kidding :)
Looks delish !!

Richa said...

i'm ready for samosa anytime :)
looks yummy, save me a couple !!
lots of my fav chaat items u have here :)

Arts said...

Thx Nupur,
They are damn easy.. and nutritious too ;) give it a try!

Thx Asha,
The reason: http://aartiscorner.blogspot.com/2007/05/mahinabhar-maharashtrian-swaipak.html

Thx Sreelu,
Apne wavelength ka jawaab nahi :D

Richa,
I love chaats so try n make as many as possi.. and U r always welcome.. its very boring to cook for just 2 ppl.. Not many Indians here in Belgium :(

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