Ingredients for Outer Layer :
- 2 cups maida
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp ajwain (carom seeds)
- 3 tbsp Ghee/Oil
- salt to taste
Ingredients for stuffing :
- 4 Potatoes
- ½ cup green peas
- 1/2 cup cumin seeds
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1/4 Turmeric powder
- 1 tsp amchoor powder (dry mango powder)/lemon juice
- 1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
- 2 tsp finely chopped mint leaves
- 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
- 1/2 bowl oil
- salt to taste
When considering a light snack on the roadside, samosa is simply the inevitable choice. The humble samosa has indeed stolen the hearts and souls of the people of India as a crunchy, savoury, and extremely delightful snack, making it the favorite delicacy for eating on the run, anytime, anywhere.
It is common to see people enjoying a regular samosa, especially those from North India. These convenient snacks come in different textures, shapes, fillings, and crusts. They can be made from wheat flour or white flour (Maida), deep-fried in ghee or in oil, stuffed with anything from potato and peas to vegetables and cheese. The “Chinese” samosa filled with noodles is also a popular snack amongst today’s youth.
A typical potato-filled samosa contains about 300 calories and is comprised of 18g of fat, 32g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fibre, and 5g protein.
The samosa is packed with energy, it forms part of a healthy, balanced diet. The veggies counter the bad effects of cholesterol in deep-fried foods. Craving a hot samosa in the morning? Worry not! Grab yourself an insulated lunch box and fill it with tasty samosas to enjoy as you like later in the day.
Every true Indian samosa lover enjoys the unlimited variety and options available; let your taste buds indulge in this most versatile treat!
How to make Samosa
The samosa or ‘Sambosa’ is said to have originated in the Middle East, and was introduced to the Indian Subcontinentby merchants from Central Asia in the 13th or 14th century. This traditional Indian snack seems to have an international history! We wholeheartedly welcomed the samosa and introduced our own variations, which are now widely appreciated and popular the world over.
In some parts of the world, samosas are filled with minced lamb or beef. Lentils, potatoes, onions, vegetables and dry fruits are the main components in samosas of North India. ‘Shingaras’ are the Eastern states’ answer to the North Indian samosa.