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Samosa - The famous Asian Appetizer

Whenever I think of tea time, the first thing that comes to my mind is of course tea. But, the next is my favourite samosa. Samosa is a famous Indian appetizer which is believed to have originated from central Asia. Samosa is generally a fried triangular shell with potato stuffing. It is a very easy yet delicious snack. You can make it in different shapes and size. It gives room for your creativity too. You can use any kind of stuffing for your samosa.



For the shell:

All purpose flour (Maida) - 1 cup
Carom seeds (Ajwain) - 1tsp
2tsp of oil
water to prepare the dough
salt for taste

For Stuffing:

2 potatoes (boiled and pealed)
1/4 cup peas
1/4 cup of carrot and beans
1/4 cup of onions finely chopped
1/4 cup of coriander leaves finely chopped
1/4 cup of fried cashews (optional)
1 tsp of chilli powder
1tsp of coriander powder
1tsp of cumin powder
1tsp of cumin seeds
1tsp chat masala powder
1-2 green chillies finely chopped
a pinch of hing powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp lemon juice


In a bowl, add the flour, salt,ajwain and oil. Mix well. Add enough water to make it to a stiff dough. Rest it for 15-20 mts.

In a pan, add oil, cumin seeds, hing. After few seconds, add onion and saute them till they become light brown. Now add the ginger garlic paste and saute.

Add the chilli powder,cumin powder, coriander powder , salt and chat masala with little water so that the spices are not burnt and mix well. Now add the cashews.

Add peas, carrot &beans,potato and mix them well. Add the coriander leaves and mix. Finally add the lemon juice and mix well.

How to make samosa:

It is very simple. Just follow these steps.

1. Take a lemon size ball of dough.

2.Roll it into a circle with the help of roller.

3.Now make it to oval shape by rolling only one side of the dough.

4.Cut it in the middle.

5. Take 1 cut piece and apply water in all the sides so that it sticks properly to form the triangular shell.

6.with the curved edge facing you, fold the semicircle so that you overlap the dough in your left hand with the dough in your right hand.

7.Now you have a cone shape, fill it up with your stuffing.

8. close the edges by pressing lightly and make the samosa stand.

Now you have the samosa ready to fry. In a pan, heat oil. When the oil is hot, deep fry the samosa till it becomes light brown in colour.

Serve hot with sauce/ketchup/chutney.


1. The major variation you can do is with your samosa stuffing. You can stuff your samosa with anything you like. Even meat/chicken, your wish.

2. You can make your samosa in any shape you want.

3. Instead of deep frying the samosa, you can also bake it. Wow! sounds healthy right? Yes you can bake them too. Preheat the oven at 400 degree F for 5 minutes. Place the samosa and reduce the temperature to 300 degree F. In 45 minutes you have hot baked samosa ready. In between the baking process, just check once or twice so that the samosa is baked evenly in all sides.

I am sending this recipe to Monthly mingle started by Meeta. This month it is Appetizers & Hors'Doeuvres hosted by Mansi.


Hot samosas with cup of tea would be perfect evening :) Lovely recipe

looks great Sangeeth! thanks for sending it over to MM:)

Yes, as cham said, those are lovely samosas, perfect snack with tea.

delcious!!they look just perfect!!great entry!!

Samosas are a hot favorite indeed. I can't wait to try the baked version... have you tried doing that and was it well received? Thanks.

Thanks all...
Lavanya, I have tried it once and yes they came out well :)

These samosas look delicious..will surely try the baked version..

Those samosa sound really tasty!

My all time favorite..thanks for the idea of baking them

Thank you for the great recipe! I will definitely have the opportunity to try them baked now, as when I buy them they are always fried. Which is delicious too of course.

My all time favourite Samosa with some nice and hot tomato sauce.... Hope I relish on them....Thanx a lot..for the lovely recipe...

The sinning snack.. with some less sin... I can relish them back again....:P

ehmm..looks lovely..everybody's fav right!

hey sangeeth, tried this samosa yesterday as an evening snacks, came out pretty well , and tasted delicious :-)

My whole family loves Samosas. In fact whenever a guest comes we bring hot samosas which is served with tea. This is a normal trend in north India. But i was not aware of baked samosa's. Thanks for the recipe.