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Spicy and Tasty Samosa

How to make samosa at home:

Hello, everyone. I hope you all are enjoying good health and trying my recipes at home. I am samosa lover, Are you? Today I am going to make spicy, tasty and traditional samosa. Samosa is actually the  good old Asian Samosa. It is a ”borrowed” recipe which has become very popular in Nigeria, that a lot of folks really think it’s a Nigerian delicacy. The only thing  about samosas, is the love Nigerians have for this tasty snack. Samosa is usually served at most  parties as an appetizer, and also classified as a ”small chop”(that’s a coined phrase for ”finger foods”) .And In Pakistan it serves as in tea parties and with  evening tea.
Well, if you are one of those who never get to eat one of these at those parties, Here’s the popular  Samosa recipe for you. Enjoy this meal  and never ever forget to give us your feedback.

Preparation time:

  • Yield:                       3-4 servings
  • cooking time:      30 minutes
  • prep time:               1 1/2 hour

Ingredients:

  1. For Dough:-

    1. For the Samosa dough, you’ll need:
      – 120g All purpose flour (Plain white flour)
      – 3 tablespoonful of vegetable oil or melted margarine
      – 1/2 teaspoon Dry parsely,Thyme or herb of choice(optional)
      – 1/2 teaspoon of salt
      – hot water(as required)
  2. For Filling:

    1.  200g minced beef/chicken
      – 2 medium Irish potatoes
      – 2 medium carrots(optional)
      – 2 handfuls of green peas
      –  1 long stalk of spring onion OR minced onion
      –  1 tiny garlic/a pinch of garlic powder
      –  1 teaspoon of curry powder 
      –   A pinch of black pepper (optional)
      –  1 stock cube
      –  2 cooking spoonfuls of vegetable oil
      –  chili pepper(cayenne) (to taste)
      –  Salt  (to taste)
      -Vegetable oil for deep-frying the Samosas

Directions:

To make samosa filling:

  1. Cut the spring onions into thin circles and set aside
  2. Wash and peel the Irish potatoes and carrots.
  3. Cut into very tiny bits and cook in salted water for 5 minutes.
  4. If using fresh peas, Add it to the carrots and potatoes.
  5. Cook for 5 more minutes until all the vegetables are soft.
  6. Strain and set aside.
  7. Heat up the oil in a pot, add the spring onions garlic, curry, black pepper.

To make Samosa dough:

 

  1. Pour the flour into a bowl.
  2. add salt and add the 3 tablespoonful of vegetable oil and warm water.
  3. Mix well until you get a stretchy dough. 
  4. Then cover with an airtight plastic wrap.
  5. leave to rest for about 15 minutes.
  6. After 15 minutes, knead the dough to make it more stretchy and elastic. 
  7. Cut out a bit, roll out with a rolling pin .
  8. Make sure its not so thin, should be about 3-4 mm in thickness.
  9. Using a circular cutter, cut the rolled dough, and remove the excess dough at the corners.
  10. And then cut the circular shape into  2 diameters(2 half circles of equal size). 
  11. Rub water on the straight edges of one of the dough
  12. And shape it into a cone(the shape of a party hat).
  13. Now take a spoonful of the Samosa filling and scoop it into the cone shaped dough.
  14. Don’t over fill it.
  15. Rub some water at the edges and seal tightly.
  16. Repeat this process for the remaining dough.
  17. Heat up some oil  until moderately hot and fry the Samosas in it.
  18. Fry both sides of the Samosa until lightly brown.
  19. Transfer into a sieve lined with paper towels and Enjoy!

Tips:

  •  If you’ll rather bake the samosa, brush with oil or egg wash.
  • set your oven to 180ºC  and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Frying the spices, releases their natural flavors and oils.

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