Saturday, August 23, 2008

Potato and Green Pea Samosas or a Lesson in Kitchen Geometry

These are my hubby's favorites. He loves them over any shop bought samosa, even the non-veg ones :)
I make them rarely as both he and I are struggling with being fat!!
But anyway, they're quite easy to make, I think. And they're delicious!!

maida
a little ghee
a pinch of salt
water

Potatoes, boiled and peeled. mashed roughly.
green peas
salt
turmeric
jeera
chilli powder
oil

To make the dough for the samosas mix the maida with the other ingredients till you get a smooth and soft dough. It shouldn't be very soft as it will turn sticky. You can also add some wheat flour for a healthier and quite tasty variation. Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes.

For the filling, heat a little oil in a kadai. Sizzle the jeera and then add the potatoes. Add the spices and salt and mix well. Add in the boiled green peas if using fresh ones or thawed peas if using frozen ones. Mix well and let it cool.

To make the samosas, take a largeish lemon sized ball of dough. Flatten a bit on your board and roll out a small disc. Fold in half to make a half-moon. Roll out to elongate the semi circle and then join the two 'points' and fold. You'll get a rough triangle. Roll it further to make a larger triangle, about 6 inches on each side.

from triangle to pyramid

Put some of the filling in the centre and bring two points of the triangle together. Pinch along the sides to seal. Pick up the third point and shut the samosa. You should get a 4 sided pyramid.
Make up the samosas.

Ready samosas waiting to be fried

Heat oil in a deep wok and fry the samosas two or three at a time.

Frying samosas

Serve hot with a chutney or tomato ketchup.

Note: I have no pictures of the samosas after they were fried...err, we forgot. We ate them to soon, too fast!!! But I'm sure you all understand :) :)

7 comments:

ms said...

I usually roll out a circle cut it in half and make two samosas. Rolling out a triangle is closer to shop style. Thanks for the geometry lesson!!

Rhea Mitra Dalal said...

The thing is I find it easier to make a triangle than a perfect circle!!
So a triangularish triangle still works better than a totally wierdly shaped circle!

:)

karuna said...

the samosas look perfect. i am sure ure geometry classs sure was a success.

Aaarti said...

Oooh, yummmy.. its been ages since i made samosas... they are so easy na... :D

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Hima said...

Love hot hot crispy samosas!! Thanks for sharing the recipe..

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Sangeeth said...

my all time fav...looks yummy!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow i like the stuffing of samosa. First time here. You have a nice blog. I like all those paintings. Inspired by those.