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Samosa

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Samosa is perhaps the most popular fast food of India. It is basically a conical shaped stuffing of spicy mashed potato filling in a cover of refined flour fried in oil. Its taste may vary from place to place depending upon the spices and material used in the filling. Here we give a recipe for Samosa of typical Bihari taste.

Ingredients

  • Boiled Potato 3-4, mashed
  • Chopped Ginger one table spoon
  • Chopped Chilies one table spoon
  • Cumin seeds one tea spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric Powder half teaspoon
  • Chili Powder half tea spoon
  • Black Pepper half tea spoon
  • White refined flour or Maida 250 gm
  • Rai (mustard seeds black) half tea spoon
  • Coriander seeds one tea spoon
  • Peanuts one table spoonful
  • Garam masala powder one teaspoon
  • Cumin seed powder half tea spoon
  • Chat masala half teaspoon
  • Edible oil 250 gm

Procedure for making the filling

  • Heat oil in a kadai /pan, add rai seeds, when it sizzles, add peanuts, ginger, green chilies and sauté it.

 

  • Then add black pepper powder, chat masala, garam masala powder turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin powder and salt needed. Mix well, cook for 2-3 minutes.

 

  • Add mashed potatoes, and mix well and sauté till spices are cooked well.

 

  •  Now our potato stuffing is ready.

 

Procedure for making the Cover and filling the stuffing

 

  • In a bowl mix alltogether all purpose flour, salt and one table spoon oil nicely with your fingertips.The flour should be well mixed with the oil.
  • Then add carom seeds,mangrail and water little at a time and make stiff dough.
  • Now keep the dough covered for some time.
  • Now make small balls from the dough.
  • Then roll it out in a thin round shape and cut it into half.
  • Then make a cone shape of the dough. First bring one edge to the center, then bring the other edge and place it overlapping the first.
  • Then fill the potato stuffing which you have prepared earlier and stick together the remaining part and fold it.

 

Now heat oil in deep pan and deep fry the Samosa from both sides until its light brown.

Serve hot the delicious and mouthwatering Samosawith chutney or sauce of your choice.

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