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Flavourful Samosa ! - Salt and Sour

Flavourful Samosa !


During our childhood, waiting for amma to come back from office was really fun. The moment we hear the sound of amma’s scooter at the starting of our lane, we would be flying to the gate to welcome her in. My brother would climb on the gate and I would swing it open and amma drives the scooter in to the parking area. The younger one will take some time to climb down the gate and mostly I will be the first to reach amma’s scooter. The intention is pure and clear. She used to buy lots of bakery items every day and we wanted to grab that first. Once done, we will just take what we want and run inside and amma would follow. Now, I see myself in my little Jebu when she checks my hubby’s bag and my amma’s bag when they come back from office. ?

Amma used to bring masala dosas, samosa or puffs from the shop near to her office. Whatever she brought would be divided among us and we had to be content with that. This time when I went for vacation, I thought I would make nice samosa for the whole family, so that amma can eat when she comes back from office. The first time I did, it was a flop and this time I was very careful in making the dough and all.

This is what you need for making the samosa. This makes about 10 samosa.

For filling, you will need:

  1. 2 medium sized potatoes
  2. Finely chopped onion- 1 small.
  3. Ginger and garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
  4. Green chillies- 2 or adjust accordingly.
  5. Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  6. Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  7. Coriander powder-1/4 tsp
  8. Cumin powder-1/4 tsp
  9. Dry mango powder( optional)- 1/4 tsp
  10. Chopped coriander leaves.
  11. Salt to taste.
  12. Oil and curry leaves for seasoning.

For the crust you will need:

  1. Plain flour- 1.5 cups
  2. Salt- to taste
  3. Cumin powder- 1/4 tsp
  4. Water

Prepare the dough just like you prepare for chappathis. Make it quiet tighter than the roti dough by using less water.

Method for filling:

  • Pressure cook the potatoes and peel off the skin. Smash with the back of a ladle.
  • Heat oil in a pan and season with curry leaves. Add the cumin powder.
  • Add the finely chopped onion, green chillies, ginger garlic paste , salt and saute until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the powders namely coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and dry mango powder.
  • Add the smashed potatoes and coriander leaves. Saute for a few minutes. 
  • At this point, You can add leftover cooked meat, boiled eggs or chicken if you prefer. I have added prawns. Mix up everything. This mixture should be dry and not runny.

Method for folding:

  • Roll the dough nicely. Cut a rough rectangle shape on it.
  • Follow the pictures to get a better idea.


Deep fry in hot oil and serve hot with any condiment of your choice. Enjoy your tea time!

Enjoy cooking!



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