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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Samosa with Green and Tamarind chutney




Samosa are the most  delightful  and tasty snacks of India. Samosa  are available everywhere and yet the samosa varies wherever it is found. That’s the beauty – you can make Samosas with the many type of fillings. Samosa are always appetizing. Served with tea, they form the basis of the perfect snack.

INGREDIENTS

For Samosa  Outer Shells
  • All purpose flour -2 & 1/2 cups
  • Corn starch / Rice flour - 1/4 cup
  • Carom seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 6 tbsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup (more or less)
  • Oi for frying

For Filling
  • Potato, boiled and chopped - 4 large
  • Green peas (fresh /frozen)  - 1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste - 1/2tsp
  • Green chilly paste - 1 tsp
  • Garlic  paste - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Tumeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Mint powder / Mint leaves - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
  • Chaat masala powder - 2 tsp
  • Cilantro, chopped - 3 tbsp
  • Kasuri methi (Dry fenugreek leaves) -1 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste




PREPARATION

 For Making Samosa Outer Shells
  • In a large bowl, combine the flours,carom seeds,salt and oil and mix well.
  • Prepare a soft dough by adding little by little water at a time and knead the dough for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Cover the dough using the plastic wrap or moist kitchen towel. Let it rest for half an hour.

For Making Filling
  • Boil the potato into the pressure coooker.
  • Place a pan on medium flame and add oil into it.
  • When oil heats up, add cumin seeds and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Then add green chily paste, ginger paste and garlic paste.Fry till the raw smell from the paste goes off.
  • Add red chilly powder, coriander powder, tumeric powder and garam masala. Fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add boiled potatoes, green peas and salt. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle chat masala , mint powder and crushed kasuri meethi. Stir well and cook again for 5 minutes.
  • Finally add chopped cilantro and lemon juice.Mix well and turn off the flame.
  • Spread the filling mixture into big plate and allow it to cool.

Coming back to the Samosa Outer Shells
  • Divide the dough into 9 large lemon sized balls. Roll out each balls into 1/8 inch in thickness of circle. Do not roll the dough too thin.
  • Using pizza cutter, cut the circle into two equal portion.
  • Keep all the sheets covered with moist towel.
  • Meanwhile prepare the glue by mixing 1 tbsp of all purpose flour and 2 tbs of water.
  • Take one sheet, facing the circular portion towards you.
  • Apply the glue on all the edges and prepare the  cone by closing side of the non circular portion.
  • Now fill the filling into the cone and seal them properly.
  • Repeat the same with the remaining sheets.
  • Heat the oil into deep bottomed pan and deep fry all the samosa till they are light golden in colour.
  • Always fry the samosa on the medium flame.
  • Serve the Samosa with green and tamarind chutney.




For Green Chutney

  • Cilantro - 1 bunch
  • Ginger - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 1 cloves
  • Green chillies - 3 nos
  • Grated coconut (Fresh/ Frozen) - 1/4 cup (optional)
  • Tomato - 1 medium
  • Mint powder - 1 tsp or mint leaves - 10
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water - as needed

  • Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend it to the smooth paste.
  • Adjust water and salt.
  • Green chutney can be store in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.


Tamarind Chutney

  • Tamarind paste - 1/4 cup
  • Deseeded dates - 6
  • Jaggery - 1&1/4 cups
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder - 1/2 tp
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - 1 tsp

  • Soak the dates into hot water for 15 minute and grind them to the smooth paste.
  • Add dates puree and all the other ingredients into one pot and cook on medium flame until the mixture starts boiling.
  • Once the mixture starts to boil, turn the flame to low and simmer the mixture for 10 minutes. Check for the salt.
  • When done, turn off the flame . Allow the chutney to cool down to the room temperature before storing into refrigerator.
  • Tamarind chutney can be stored into refrigerator for 1 month.


13 comments:

  1. Ur somasa n chutney made me hungry :)
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  2. Yummy , Looks delicious

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  3. Looks soo crispyyyy.......drooling here

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  4. my all time fav .. just love to have one rite now..thanks for sharing

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  5. Looks amazingly crispy. Never thought of making samosa at home since they are so easily available. But after seeing your post m tempted to give it a try :D

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  6. super yummy samosa. i can eat samosa anytime

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  7. Omg, super crispy and addictive samosas, makes me drool.

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  8. Crispy and yummy snack,my favorite.

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  9. Was wondering what the green sauce taste like... is it spicy?

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