When it comes to appetizers/snacks in Indian cuisine, first thing which comes to mind to most of the people is "Samosa". Samosa is the most popular snack from India. You can find many varieties of Samosa. Most popular one is Aloo Samosa (Pastry filled with Potato curry).
My favorite one is hyderabadi onion samosa which is served in almost every cafe in Hyderabad. Combination of Irani Chai with Onion Samosa is mouthwatering.
This week is off for my kid. During these holidays my daughter always expects some of her favorite food like Samosa. Today while I was returning from work she called and asked for samosas. Normally I just go to any indian store and buy Samosa. Today thought of making at home instead of buying. I am glad with my decision. My daughter loved the home made samosas.
I made Aloo Samosa. Here is the recipe for the same.
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour. ( You can use all purpose flour if you don't find wheat flour).
1tbsp ajwain seeds(Trachyspermum copticum seeds)
salt as per taste
water to mix the dough.
3 large Potatoes (Boiled)
1tbsp chopped coriander
4green chilies chopped finely
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp coriander powder
1tsp cumin powder
1/4tsp chat masala(optional)
red chili powder (As per your spice level)
salt as per taste
1 tbsp oil
pinch of turmeric
1tsp lemon juice
Mix flour, ajwain seeds, oil and salt. Mixing the oil to the flour before adding the water gives crunchy texture to the samosa. Now add water to make a stiff dough. Knead and keep it aside for 20 mts.
Cube boiled potatoes. In a pan heat oil and add ginger garlic paste. Fry for 2 mts and add chopped green chilies and spices(cumin, coriander, red chili powder, chat masala and Turmeric powder) and add 1tbp of water to cook the spices. Once oil starts oozing out add chopped coriander and cubed potatoes and mix it well. Add salt and adjust spices as per your taste. Now remove it from heat once the curry cools down add lemon juice and mix well.
Making of Samosa:
It is really hard to write the procedure of making Samosa shape :(. I tried my level best to put it in writing. I did take pics of the same with the help of my daughter. Hopefully pics will help.
Take small piece of the dough(depends of the size you want ) and roll into oval shape.
Now cut the oval shape into half. Take one half apply water on the edges. Take one end of the edge and bend it at the center and take other end overlap it on the first edge to make a cone.
Now hold the cone in the arm and fill with curry. Seal the edges bending into a Triangular shape.
Just to show her nails my daughter was holding the samosa:
Deep fry these prepared samosas in medium heat till they turn into golden brown color.
Yummy and Delicious Samosas are ready to be served. Serve with ketchup or green Chutney.