Hungry? Samosa to the rescue
This is that one snack in India which enjoys a legendary status. Loved by one and all, a Samosa is the first choice snack for all Indians, be it a school kid looking for a quick bite after school, an office worker who wants something tasty along with the ‘chai’ or a bunch of ladies who want something spicy along with their gossip, the humble samosa lives up to all their expectations. Enjoy it with some mint and coriander chutney and you will have found a best friend for your evening tea.
Serving Size – Serves Four
Estimated Preparation Time – 5 Minutes
Estimated Cooking Time – 15 Minutes
All Purpose Flour- 500gm or 2Cups
Peas boiled- 1/2 cup
Onion chopped- 1
Cumin seeds- 1/2 Tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Chilli chopped- 2
Corriander chopped-1 Tbsp
Salt- 1 tsp
Vegetable Oil- 2 Tbsp(extra oil will also be needed for deep frying)
In a bowl take flour; add 1Tbsp oil and a pinch of salt. Knead the flour into soft dough along with some water. Keep refrigerated for 10 minutes.
Roughly mash the boiled potatoes, to it add the chopped onions, chopped chillies and boiled peas.
Heat some oil in a frying pan, add cumin and mustard seeds. When the seeds start crackling put the mashed potato mix into the frying pan. To the potato mix, add salt and turmeric. Mix well; sprinkle chopped coriander and keep aside to cool down.
To make the samosas, take a ball of the previously made dough. Roll it flat with the help of a rolling pin and cut the rolled out dough in the middle so that you have two almost equally sized portions in the shape of a ‘D’.
Make a cone out of each half. Fill the prepared potato stuffing into this cone and seal off the open portion by applying a little water and pinching the edges together. Repeat the process till all the dough is used up.
Deep fry the samosas in vegetable oil till they turn crisp and golden brown.
Enjoy them hot along with mint& coriander chutney.
Nutritional Value – Calories- 582 Fat 19 g, Carbohydrates- 27 g, Protein- 21 g
Tip: Try baking the samosas for a healthier option. The filling can also be changed to your choice you are only limited by your own imagination.