Vegetable samosa. Make your favorite Indian appetizer at home with this easy recipe. Featuring the classic spiced potato filling in crispy pastry, these are totally made from scratch and addictingly delicious. A simple dip of tomato sauce (ketchup) or coriander (cilantro) chutney finishes the dish.
We are all familiar with the classic vegetable parcels (also called samosa) as a super crispy snack filled with addicting spiced veggie filling. But do you also know that these cute parcels are super easy to make at home? And yes, from scratch – the pastry, filling and everything in between.
Here’s a definitive guide to samosa including all the necessary tips to make the authentic version of these delicious veggie parcels. And I’m going to make the very classic vegetable samosa loaded with spiced potatoes and green peas.
Crispy, Flaky Samosa Wrappers
Flour, ghee and spices make the base of this crispy pastry. The first step is to mix the flour with melted ghee, butter or oil. Make sure you get a “breadcrumbs“ like texture. This texture is really important to get the best crispy pastry. You will also need to add some carom seeds and a pinch of salt to season the dough. Once you get the breadcrumb texture, add a splash of chilled water to create tight dough. Again, it’s important that the dough is not soft.
Knead this dough for about 5-6 minutes and cover with a damp tea towel. At this stage, rest this dough for 30 minutes. You’ll then need to divide the dough into small balls, roll out into an oval shape and cut in halves.
Spiced Potato Filling For Vegetable Samosa
To make the filling, you will need to cook the potatoes separately. I have used frozen green peas in this recipe, but with fresh or dried ones, make sure you cook them separately. Next up, cook these vegetables in delectable spices.
To do this, fry a few cumin seeds in hot oil and sauté minced fresh ginger. You will also need to add a few ground spices like cumin, fennel, garam masala, red chili powder and amchur or dried mango powder. A pinch of asafetida elevates the flavor of the potatoes.
Now it’s time to add in potatoes, green peas, coriander (cilantro) leaves and dried fenugreek leaves. Mash the potatoes lightly. Make sure you cook this mixture completely before adding to the vegetable samosa wrappers.
How To Fold Samosa Wrappers
Don’t forget to check out the detailed video on folding the samosa wrappers. The basic idea to create a triangle shaped pouch to add the potato filling. Make sure you seal the wrappers properly.
Finally, deep fry the vegetable samosas. If you want to bake the samosas, check out this recipe.
Dip the fried samosas in tomato sauce (ketchup) or green chutney to create the ultimate flavor explosion in your mouth.
More Samosa Recipes:
- Butter Chicken Samosa
- Egg Samosa
- Crispy Baked Samosa
- Keema Samosa | Minced Meat Samosa
- Samosadilla | Samosa Quesadilla
- Samosa Chaat | Indian Street Food
- Samosa Stuffed French Bread
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