Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I have learnt making samosa from a friend of mine while we were in NJ.She makes excellent North Indian dishes and sweets.


For cover:

  • 1 cup Maida
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Caraway seeds (ajwain)
  • Oil to deep fry

For Stuffing:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4-5 potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/2" ginger, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (fresh)


  • Mix caraway seeds, maida and oil.
  • Pat and Knead well several times into a soft dough adding little by little water.
  • Cover with a moist cloth and keep aside for 15-20 mts.

For Stuffing:

  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds,ginger, garlic, green chillies and fry for a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala and mix well.
  • Immediately add the boiled potatoes and green peas , salt and mix well.
  • Add the lime juice and mix.

For samosa:

  • Roll out the dought like you do it for roti but in an oval shape.
  • Cut the rolled dough in the middle.
  • Apply lil water on edges with hand and fold it like a cone.
  • Place the potato filling inside the cone and seal the open end.Apply some water while closing.
  • Make the rest of the samosas in similar way.
  • Fry the samosa on medium heat till brown.
  • Remove and place them on the kitchen tissue.
  • Serve hot with green chutney, or tamarind chutney.
  • I love them with fried chillies. :-)


  1. They look so yummy :) I just cant stop myself from trying these ASAP

  2. Sree,
    Those samosas look soo yummy ! I can't wait to try your recipe.Thanks