Breakfast Snacks I Appetizers

STREET STYLE SAMOSA

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Ingredients : For Dough :
Maida / All Purpose Flour – 2.5 Cups
Refined Oil : 3 Tbsp
Ajwain / Carom Seeds – 1 tsp
Salt : As per taste
Water : Very little, around 3/4th cup, to make stiff dough

Ingredients : For Potato Filling / Aloo Masala:
Potatoes – Around 8-9 (boiled & cooled)
Green Peas & Peanuts (Optional)
Mint Leaves – One handful
Coriander Leaves – One handful
Ginger – 2 inches
Green Chillis- 2

Oil – 2 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
Kasoori Methi – 1 tbsp
Red Chili powder – 1 tsp
Amchur powder – 2 tsp
Black pepper Powder- 1/2 tsp
Black Salt – 1/2 tsp
Saunf / Fennel Seeds – 1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp

Salt – As to taste
Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp

Preparation:
– Preferably boil potatoes and keep in the fridge the previous night. If making same day, cool down potatoes completely before using.
– Grind ingredients marked in Green in a mixture with a little water just the way you make a chutney.
– Mix all ingredients marked in Orange in a separate bowl.

Method: Part 1
– In a big mixing bowl, take flour.
– Add salt, ajwain and oil.
– Mix everything well until when you grab the mixture it starts clumping together.
– Now add water little at a time. I used about 3/4th cup of water. Make sure the dough is stiff an not soft.
– Once your dough comes together, cover with a damp cloth for at-least 1 hour. 2 hours is ideal.

Method: Part 2
– In the meantime heat some oil in a kadhai.
– Lower the flame and add the spice powder from the bowl. Mix well for a few seconds. Don’t burn.
– Add the prepared green chutney. Mix well. Switch off flame.
– Add the boiled, peeled & cooled roughly mashed potatoes. Add salt if required. Blend in together and keep aside.

Method: Part 3
– After 1 or 2 hours of resting time, kneed and smoothen out the dough to make it pliable.
– Divide the dough into equal parts. I could make 7.
– Keep them covered with a damp cloth at all times.
– Roll out one portion in an oblong shape.
– Divide into 2 parts with the help of a knife.
– You will now have 2 triangle like parts.
– Take one and extend from all sides.
– Apply water to half side of the part you cut with knife . That half will denote the height of your samosa. Watch the pictures & video to know how to make the covering of the samosa.
– Fill the Potato masala generously. Each samosa took me around 2 minutes to make.
– Let the samosas rest for 30-45 minutes before frying. It should look dry and feel rough when ready. By the time I finished making 14 samosas, my first batch was ready to fry.
– It’s time to fry them out. Fill around half kadhai with oil. Keep flame on low.
– When the oil is just warm (Dip your finger to check. You shouldn’t feel the burn), drop in your first batch of samosas. I added 5 at first.
– Fry in low heat until golden brown. Flip them every few minutes to fry them evenly on all sides. Take them out. Fry the rest in batches.
– The samosas will be really hot. So let them rest for 20-30 mins. Serve them warm.
– Serve with Chutney, Ketchup, Spiced Yogurt or even Cholle!

Images & Video to help you with the process:

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Spice Powder kept ready in a bowl.
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Boiled Potatoes roughly mashed & mixed with prepared Green Chutney & Spice Powder.
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Dough after resting for 1 hour
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One Portion of dough rolled oblong and cut into 2 parts.
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Dab water on the half side and make a cone. That will be the height of your Samosa.
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Fill the cone with prepared and cooled down Aloo Masala. Apply water on the edges & fold this way. Watch the video towards the end of this post.
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This is how your Samosa should look. Watch the video to know how I made this one.
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14 samosas resting before being fried.
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First batch of Samosas frying on low flame.
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Piping hot Samosas
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Serve warm with Green Chutney & Ketchup
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Perfect Street Style Samosas!
Fold in the perfect Samosa this way

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