Samosa is a popular snack loved by kids. It is a flaky, pastry stuffed with potatoes and peas. Samosa can be served as an appetizer or snacks. It also goes well with Indian Tea.
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients and knead into medium stiff dough using enough water. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10.
- Knead again till smooth, divide the dough into 6 equal parts. Cover it and keep it aside.
- Heat pan on medium heat, add oil and cumin seeds.
- When seeds crack, add asafoetida and green chili, saute for few seconds.
- Next add green peas and stir until tender.
- Then add potatoes, red chili powder, dry mango powder, garam masala powder, coriander and salt.
- Mix well and cook for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Turn off the heat, let it cool to room temperature.
- Divide the filling into 12 equal parts.
For Making Samosa:
- Make a paste using 1 tablespoon all purpose flour and 1 ½ tablespoon water, mix it well and keep aside.
- Roll out a portion of the dough 6″ diameter circle.
- Cut the circle horizontally into 2 equal portions using a knife.
- Spread the paste lightly along the edge of one semicircle.
- Pick semicircle fold it into a cone shape, stuff cone with a portion of potatoes and peas filling and apply paste on the edges and fold to seal it.
- Repeat with the remaining dough and filling to make 12 more samosas.
- Heat oil in a frying pan, and deep-fry the samosas on a medium heat, untill golden brown in color.
- Drain on paper napkin.
- Serve with ketchup or tamrind chutney.
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