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Recipe of Potato Samosa | A Pakistani / Indian Snack

Updated on July 31, 2015

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Crispy potato samosa ready to serve
Crispy potato samosa ready to serve | Source

Popularity of Samosa in Pakistan

Samosa is a staple in authentic Pakistani and Indian cuisines. Parties and dinners especially iftar is not considered complete without samosa. Its a common street food and the most eaten snack in Ramadan( the month when Muslims fast). According to a documentary in Lahore Pakistan a street samosa shop sells an average of three to four thousands of samosa each day in the month of Ramadan.These street shops hire many workers to prepare samosa and have hige woks to fry about a hundred samosas at a time. Samosas along with pakoras are the most sold snack for iftaar in the Muslims' fasting month.

Samosa is cooked in a variety of ways. Samosas are served with many kinds of sauces or chutneys. In some places samosas are served with sweet and sour chutney and Cholay or white chana curry( a kind of spicy curry with chickpeas in it). Samosa comes in a variety of fillings and doughs but in any case samosa is the king of snacks in Pakistani cuisine. Here I present the recipe of potato samosa which can also be made with a different filling like beef mince or chicken the recipes I will touch upon in my future hubs.

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: Serves 8

Making dough for samosa

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Ghee or clarified butter works best when makin dough.Add ghee or clarified butter.Knead well to make a hard dough.
Ghee or clarified butter works best when makin dough.
Ghee or clarified butter works best when makin dough. | Source
Add ghee or clarified butter.
Add ghee or clarified butter. | Source
Knead well to make a hard dough.
Knead well to make a hard dough. | Source

Ingredients

  • 2 cup All purpose flour, or Maida
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • A pinch Baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp Clarified butter, or ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Carom seeds, aka Ajwain
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2-3 Green chili peppers, chopped
  • 1 tsp All spice powder
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds, or powder

Samosas are always good with mint chutney.

How to Make dough

  1. Mix all purpose, 1 tsp of salt,baking soda,clarified butter and add 1-2 cup of water to make a hard dough.Knead well and make sure it is a bit HARD.
  2. Cover and let sit for few minutes.

Making filling

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Make balls of about 1 1/2 to 2 inches

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Recipe

  1. Boil potatoes, peel and mash them coarsley using hand.Do not over crush them by using potato masher etc as it will not give the best flavor.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add boiled and crushed potatoes, 2 tsp of salt and spices and stir fry for few minutes. Keep stirring to avoid sticking.
  3. Add cilantro leaves, green chilli peppers and mix. Now turn off the stove.Let the mixture cool down before using for making samosas.
  4. Make about 8-10 sections of dough and work them into balls.
  5. Roll each ball with a rolling pin to make a small circle of about 6 by 6 inches.
  6. Cut the circle in half with a sharp knife.
  7. Now take each half circle in hand(see the photos for instruction) and take a spoonful of filling and seal the samosa as shown in the picture.
  8. Heat oil in a pan or wok and deep fry samosas on low to medium heat until they turn crispy and golden brown.
  9. Serve with mint chutney.
  10. For the recipe of mint chutney check out my other hubs with snacks.

Making samosa

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Spread it out with a rolling pinCut into halfFold two sides of a half and press gently to make a pocket Samosa pocket
Spread it out with a rolling pin
Spread it out with a rolling pin
Cut into half
Cut into half
Fold two sides of a half and press gently to make a pocket
Fold two sides of a half and press gently to make a pocket
Samosa pocket
Samosa pocket
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Deep fry on low heat until light brown and crispy Yummy samosas ready to be devored.serve with chutney Crispy and delicious samosas taste best when served fresh.
Deep fry on low heat until light brown and crispy
Deep fry on low heat until light brown and crispy
Yummy samosas ready to be devored.serve with chutney
Yummy samosas ready to be devored.serve with chutney | Source
Crispy and delicious samosas taste best when served fresh.
Crispy and delicious samosas taste best when served fresh.

Carom seeds or ajwain is a must to make the best samosas or pakoras.

Keep samosas in fridge for few minutes to let them set before frying.
Keep samosas in fridge for few minutes to let them set before frying.

Samosas are no doubt a widely available food but I feel like making them at home from scratch sometimes gives me pleasure and satisfies my passion of cooking to some extent. I am sure if you try making samosas at home you will always prefer making them instead of ordering from take-outs.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 (1 piece)
Calories 201
Calories from Fat99
% Daily Value *
Fat 11 g17%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 22 g7%
Sugar 3 g
Sodium 433 mg18%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Ash 2 years ago from USA

      Sure! Thanks :)

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      Souradip Sinha 2 years ago from Calcutta

      Yes India Pakistan bhale hi do desh ho, jagah to ek hi he..

      Agar kisidin dushmani khatam hua to Pakistan jaunga jarur :)

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      Ash 2 years ago from USA

      Sorry typo Pakistan and India

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      Ash 2 years ago from USA

      Thank you very much souradipsinha. I know an Indian could understand what ate ka hola or dough ball is haha so sweet of you to stop by and write a comment thanks . Yes samosas r no doubt a favorite snack in apka uran and India both and are served with a variety of condiments at different places. It's good that you shared your own knowledge about the kind of chutney they serve in India I have never been to India but I am sure things are very much like they r in Pakistan in terms of food especially

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      Souradip Sinha 2 years ago from Calcutta

      'Ate ka gola' ko english me 'dough balls' kehte he? :D Hehe that was a new knowledge.

      Samosas are the most eaten evening snack in India (with thousands of varieties in different places : such as, In Hyderabad, they make samosas with an onion curry which is MARVELLOUS!) and also the sub-continent.

      Nicely written. Rated 5 star. Keep writing such great food stuffs. :D

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      Ash 2 years ago from USA

      Thanks yes must try it's easy ! Any questions will be welcome

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      Nosheen 2 years ago

      I love samosas ..I will try it at my kitchen

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