Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Easy Samosa

Samosas are everyone's favorite but they require long preparation, especially the cover part. In India you can buy samosas anytime you have craving. But with this easy recipe, you can make samosas anytime you want, sitting anywhere in the world and they taste most authentic. This recipe is inspired by my good friend Preeti and dedicated to Tanay's "Abhay Chachu"! Abhay, your samosas are still due :)

For the cover:
Small size tortilla (yes thats what I am talking about)
1 tsp all purpose flour
1 tsp water

For filling:
4 potatos
2-3 green chillis
1/2 cup frozen green peas
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
salt per taste
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp amchur powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp cashews cut in small pieces
1 tbsp raisins
2 tbsp ghee
Oil to fry

Poke potatos at many place and put it in microwave for 8 minutes. In 8 minutes, they should be boiled. Peel and cut in small pieces.

Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds. When they splutter, add ginger paste and cut green chillies. Add cumin powder, garam masala, amchur, cumin powder and salt. Add peas and let it cook for 2 minutes. Now add potatoes, raisins and cashews. Fry at medium for 10-15 minutes. Cool this mixture.

In a bowl mix all purpose flour and water and make thick paste. Cut tortillas in half.
Put little paste on the edges and give it shape of samosa. Fill this with 1 tbsp mixture. Close it using paste. Fill more samosas. Heat oil in a kadai and fry samosas.
Yummy samosas are ready. Serve them hot with khatti mithi chutney and dhaniya ki chutney .

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