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Samosa recipe, spicy tangy potato masala stuffed in flaky, crispy deep fried flour pastry!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Punjabi samosa, samosa
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Harini


For Samosa Dough

  • 2 cups all purpose flour maida flour
  • 4 tablespoons oil or ghrr
  • 1/4 teaspoon carom seeds ajwain
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For Potato Filling

  • 400 grams Potatoes
  • 3/4 cup green peas
  • 2 long green chilies
  • 1/2 inch ginger piece
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon amchur/dry mango powder OR chaat masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds crushed
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • Oil for deep frying samosa.


Samosa Dough

  • Take all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well till the mixture resembles bread crumbs
  • Add 1/4 cup water and knead to a tight dough. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.

Potato Filling For Samosa

  • Boil, peel and mash potatoes well along with blanched green peas. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a kadai. Add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Add crushed green chilli-ginger and saute well.
  • Add potato-peas and saute well.
  • Add salt, turmeric, coriander and garam masala powder. Mix well and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add amchur powder and chopped cilantro. Mix well and remove to a bowl.

Shaping and Frying The Samosa

  • Take the kneaded dough and divide into 4 equal portions. Take one portion and place on a dusted working surface. Roll it into a circle.
  • Make cut in the middle of the circle to get 2 semi circles. Apply some water over the edges.
  • Take one semi circle and join the edges to make a cone shape.
  • Stuff 2-3 teaspoons of prepared filling in the cone and seal the edges.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. Slide 2-3 prepared cones in the hot oil and deep fry until golden brown from both sides.
  • Drain excess oil and serve samosa hot
    samosa recipe



Serving Suggestions
Serve samosa piping hot or warm with green chutney, sweet chutney or ketchup. Serve with hot masala chai or ginger chai.
Tips and Notes
Adding oil or ghee to the dough is important to get flaky crust.
Do not knead the dough more. just bring the dough together and knead very gently.
You can add chaat masala powder if amchur is not available.
As mentioned in the recipe, the dough should not be rolled very thin or thick.
Instead of adding crushed whole spices you can add 1/2 teaspoon each fennel powder and coriander powder while making the filling.


Serving: 5servings | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg