Sunday, March 20, 2011

Samosas fried savoury pastries


March 22, 2011 This post was featured on FoodBuzz Top 9

Samosas are perfect for any tea party. These savoury snacks are participating in the Foodbuzz, Kelly confidential and Electrolux tea party top 9 takeover to fundraise for Ovarian cancer research.
Please support by joining this cause when you click their site and choose an outfit for the party Electrolux will donate $1 towards this cause you don't have to pay anything.


1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp vegetable oil
5 tbsp water or more if needed
oil for frying

Mix the flour with salt. Add oil a tbsp at a time and mix to make it like crumbs. Then slowly add water tbsp at a time and knead till the dough comes together to form a stiff ball.
Knead the dough on a board for about 10 minutes until it is smooth. Coat with oil, cover the dough and leave aside for 1/2 hour.

Divide the dough into 12 parts and roll it thin into a circle, then cut into two parts. Filling can be anything you prefer, the filling I used is below. Place the filling and fold it into a triangle, use water to seal if needed. This makes 24 samosas.

Heat oil about 1" high then reduce the heat to medium hot and fry the samosas until it is golden brown. If using a wide pan can fry a few at a time. Increase or decrease the heat depending on if it is browning too much too fast, samosas need to be fried slowly till it is crispy.

Meat and potato filling
1 cup minced meat
2 cup boiled mashed potatoes
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp carom or ajwain seeds optional
1/4 cup onions chopped
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 to 1/2 tsp chillie powder to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped coriander
1 tsp lemon juice optional to taste

Vegetarian option
Avoid the meat and place vegetables such as carrots, peas, frozen vegetables and cook the same way.

Heat oil in medium high heat and stir fry onions, ginger garlic paste and meat. Mix and press the meat with a back of a spoon to separate the meat from clumping. Add the spices, cover and cook for a few minutes till it is done. Add the potatoes, mix and remove from heat. Add coriander leaves and keep it covered. Add lemon juice if using this is optional.
Remove the cover and cool the filling before inserting it in the samosas.

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103 comments:

  1. Great looking samosas !! infact looks very perfect and yummy !!

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  2. Lovely Samosas...Perfect for a party

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  3. Samosas is indeed a perfect tea party snack for me. I will choose savory snacks, in favor of sweet ones ;)

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  4. I love samosas but have never tried making them. These ones look delicious.

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  5. Crispy samosas, ideal for a tea party and a noble cause....

    Vegetarian Cultural Creatives

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  6. Oh, how delicious! I can't resist a crispy fried snack :)

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  7. Really, these are good for any time of day. Thanks for raising awareness!

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  8. You can never go wrong with samosas!!!

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  9. I think I could make a platter of these and not share with anyone - but I do love these - both the meat and vegetarian.

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  10. Great looking samosas !! looks very perfect and yummy !!

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  11. What delicious samosas! So golden brown and perfect.

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  12. Samosas are always liked by one and all.
    Usually it is a Sindhi tradition to make samosas on Holi.

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  13. This looks so fantastic, and of course delicious! Wonderful photos too!

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  14. Yummy looking samosas.. wonderful pic.

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  15. Samosas are our all time fav..looks yumm..

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  16. I like your filling! So savory. I'm excited to try this with some sweet fillings as well.

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  17. Oh yum..the Samosas look delectable!!

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  18. Crispy perfect samosas, looks super yumm

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  19. ahh !! these looks so delishhh !

    anyhting in a flakey puff pastry thats FRIED is GOTTTT to be delicious!
    these look so perfect for lunch.. yum !

    i think im gonna have to save this to my bookmark, and try out one day (:

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  20. i would love to get my hand on ur samosas with a steaming cup of chai (tea)- good presentation!

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  21. Perfectly made yummy samosas. now its tea time for me here and this is tempting me a lot

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  22. I love samosas!!!The chicken ones are my favourite!!I'm a huge fan of indian food so i eat samosas many times. Yours are delicious looking!!!

    Kisses,
    Rita

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  23. Wat a humble cause...Samosas looks simply fabulous and salivating..

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  24. I love samosas :) my weakness.. :) your samosas look very tempting

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  25. delicious n tempting samosas,,

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  26. I love samosas and these are looking so cool, perfect for a rainy day like today. I wish I were at ur place and we cud enjoy it with tea... wow !!!!!

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  27. Yummy looking Samosas... This sounds so good, I have to try it!

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  28. Yum yum yum..send me some pleaseeee :))))


    US Masala

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  29. I love samosas but have never seen a good recipe, these look amazing! Thanks for sharing, recipe bookmarked!

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  30. Wow, you make samosas from the scratch?! Wonderful!

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  31. So perfect n yumm!!! nice clicks too

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  32. I love samosas and this looks so yummy... Cool clicks too...

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  33. wow...good looking samosas....pass me the plate!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  34. Wow...samosas...am an ardent fan for this..Lovely dear

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  35. Yummy samosa! This is my favorite too...

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  36. What amazing samosas, I am eager to make these - it's been a while since I have had such a wonderful treat!

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  37. Your samosas look so good, love the filling!

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  38. Oh wow, how yummy! The filling sounds scrumptious- my mouth is watering just thinking about eating one of these!

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  39. All time favorite tea time snack..looks delicious.

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  40. Che delizioso stuzzichino!!!;-)
    Bravissimo complimenti alla prossima..:-)
    Ciaoo*

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  41. samosas makes me feel hungry....yummm!

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  42. Delicious samosas,my fav any day.

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  43. Oh man. I come over here to give your blog a snoop after you visited me at The Deep Dish and what are you posting about?...Samosas!? NICE!

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  44. i love samosas...ooo, i dont have my breakfast yet, hehe

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  45. I am not much of a Samosa fan usually, but your samosas have me drooling :)

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  46. Who can ever say a ," No" to samosas.They are the most popular indian savory treat all over the world amongst the non-Indians as well:) These look terrific & I love these with a hot cuppa masala chai

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  47. Mmmm! Luv the meat and potato filling for these samosas and a beautiful outside pastry ;)

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  48. U r tempting me to do this delicious samosas.Adding meat gives a my fav flavour.

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  49. your samosas look so delicious. perfect as a snack or appetizer at a party. thanks for sharing

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  50. This really is a great entry for a great cause!

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  51. I love Samosa .. I think every single Indian loves samosas. I like the non-veg filling a lot.. beautiful flavor combination.

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  52. my all time fav..looks so crisp and delicious

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  53. What a wonderful savory pastry, I have never made those and you really make it look like I could. Thanks for such a great recipe and they do look oh so good!
    Congrats on your top 9 today!!!!
    Dennis

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  54. Congrats for top7... this looks very tasty:)

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  55. mmmm I love samosas, you felling sonds so tasty :)

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  56. I love the crispy texture of these with the soft interior. Nice contrast.

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  57. Wow so delicious and tempting samosas.

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  58. samosas are always most favorite of mine..your recipe is more fine & yummy..i am saving the page..thanks a bunch dear

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  59. Fantastic recipe...looks great!

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  60. Mmmmm, just lovely and crispy, dear!!
    Like you, I too make my samoosas from scratch. My American Husband & friends cannot get enough!Indian snacks rock!

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  61. Oh what an interesting recipe! Sounds amazing... I didn't know you could do so much with samosas. :)

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  62. Taking me all the way to India can i have one? :)

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  63. What beautiful pastries. I love potato filling.

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  64. Congrats on Top 9 featuring! Wonderful recipe! Love your filling choice! Have a great day ^_^

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  65. My husband and I love samosas. Did I spell that right? Oh well. I love dipping them in a sweet spicy sauce. Yum!

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  66. very nice contribution for a noble cause. will surely click on the link!

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  67. Fantastic-looking samosas! I could have them anytime of the day! the sooner the better, LOL!

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  68. congrats on top 9 and all the goodwill sharing attached to the post!
    crunchy and delicious...nothing to beat meat samosa and sauce and a hot cuppa coffee!!

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  69. Congrats on the top 9 with these! They look absolutely tasty!

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  70. I've never had samosas before but these look amazing! I'll have to try them. :)

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  71. Your samosas sound amazing! They're something I've always wanted to try...and this filling is so perfect :D

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  72. You have a very refreshing blog ,samosas are succulent .Following you ,i appreciate the neatness on your space .

    http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

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  73. Nice! A delightful savory pastry...

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  74. Wow superb recipe...nice pics too...They are very tempting...

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  75. Wow! Love samosa anytime. It's the perfect weather now for us in California. Raining cats and dogs. Wouldn't mind to sit with a cuppa tea and hot hot samosas.

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  76. First time here.. Nice samosa... Loved ur clicks

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  77. I cannot pass on this one.. my fav snack..looks so crispy and delicious!!!

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  78. Thanks for stopping by and for you rkind words. These are some marvelous crunchy samosas ---would be lovely with a cup of tea:)

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  79. Congrats on making Top 9. Your samosas always look fantastic! In fact now that I see your recipe, I'm craving for some...:-)

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  80. this similar to the bourek we made in algeria; next ttime i will try your filling out!

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  81. I will take a whole batch of these any time!

    Jason

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  82. lovely samosas for tea time snack. Looks perfect

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  83. I love samosas! Yours are making my mouth water, thanks for sharing. What a great cause.

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  84. Congrats on making the top 9!!! And these are droolworthy samosas!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  85. Hi, I would like to share the sisterhood award with you. Please check out http://mysonpari.blogspot.com/2011/03/yay-thats-my-first-award.html to take up the award... Love Samira.

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  86. These look very delicious. I love that they are crunchy. Thanks very much for sharing. Have a lovely weekend.

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  87. congrats to top 9 this samosa looks yammmm..... that day my net speed is very slow thats why i just buzzed.

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  88. The problem I have with samosas is, I'm completely incapable of eating just one and instead of a snack or appetizer, they turn into a whole meal. Such crispy filled spicy goodness!

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  89. I have always wanted to make samosas and this recipe may just be my inspiration.

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  90. inshaallah I will try to make this recipe before ramadan arrives ;) Thank you for sharing.

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