Homemade Vegetable Samosas Recipe

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homemade vegetable samosas


Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Water, as needed

For the filling:

  • 2 large potatoes, boiled, peeled, and diced
  • 1 cup green peas, boiled
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For frying:

  • Vegetable oil

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Dough:

    • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, and salt.
    • Gradually add water and knead until you have a smooth, firm dough. Cover with a damp cloth and set it aside for 30 minutes.

  2. Prepare the Filling:

    • Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.
    • Add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
    • Add chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent.
    • Stir in minced garlic, grated ginger, and green chilies. Sauté for a couple of minutes.
    • Add the chopped carrots (if using) and cook for a few minutes until they soften.
    • Add the turmeric powder, crushed coriander seeds, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well.
    • Add the boiled potatoes and peas. Mash the potatoes slightly while mixing to incorporate the spices evenly. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool.

  3. Prepare the Samosas:

    • Divide the dough into equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.
    • Roll out each ball into a thin oval or circle, about 6 inches in diameter.
    • Cut each circle in half to form two semi-circles.
    • Take one semi-circle and fold it in half to create a cone shape.
    • Seal the edges with a little water to form a triangular pocket.
    • Fill the pocket with the prepared vegetable filling.
    • Seal the open edge to create a triangular samosa. Press the edges firmly to ensure they are sealed.

  4. Frying:

    • Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. To check if the oil is hot enough, drop a small piece of dough into the oil; it should sizzle and rise to the surface.
    • Carefully slide the prepared samosas into the hot oil, a few at a time, without overcrowding the pan.
    • Fry until they turn golden brown and crisp, turning occasionally to ensure even cooking.
    • Remove the samosas with a slotted spoon and drain excess oil on a paper towel.

  5. Serve:

    • Serve the homemade vegetable samosas hot with mint chutney or tamarind chutney.

Enjoy your delicious homemade vegetable samosas!

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