Samosa Recipe

Posted on February 18th, 2011 by
Samosa Recipe
Serves 5 people

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.


For dough:

  1. 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.
  2. Knead again till smooth, divide the dough into 6 equal parts. Cover it and keep it aside.

For Filling:

  1. Heat pan on medium heat, add oil and cumin seeds.
  2. When seeds crack, add asafoetida and green chili, saute for few seconds.
  3. Next add green peas and stir until tender.
  4. Then add potatoes, red chili powder, dry mango powder, garam masala powder, coriander and salt.
  5. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Turn off the heat, let it cool to room temperature.
  7. Divide the filling into 12 equal parts.

For Making Samosa:

  1. Make a paste using 1 tablespoon all purpose flour and 1 ½ tablespoon water, mix it well and keep aside.
  2. Roll out a portion of the dough 6″ diameter circle.
  3. Cut the circle horizontally into 2 equal portions using a knife.
  4. Spread the paste lightly along the edge of one semicircle.
  5. 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.
  6. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling to make 12 more samosas.
  7. Heat oil in a frying pan, and deep-fry the samosas on a medium heat, untill golden brown in color.
  8. Drain on paper napkin.
  9. Serve with ketchup or tamrind chutney.


  • For Dough:
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1½ Tablespoon Oil or Ghee
  • Salt to Taste
  • For Filling:
  • 6 Potatoes, boiled, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Green Peas
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
  • A Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Dried Mango Powder (Amchur)
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cilantro (Coriander Leaves), finely chopped
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil for Frying
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