Samosa is a popular and favorite snack of India. This snack is originated from central asia, with a presence world wide. This snack is available as deep fried one in the markets but to make it healthy you can bake it too. So here I'm sharing both ways (deep-fried & baked) of making this dish with my one of my favorite fillings. You can make the layer from scratch or can use store bought wonton wraps to make this snack.
I'm not so crazy about these store bought samosa's with the traditional filling, but my favorite one's & those I go crazy for are sold in trains. Yes...I know they aren't made in hygienic conditions & the oil used has no words to explain. They are small in size & the onion filling makes them so tasty.
Filling is the main part of samosa. The classic filling in samosa is made of onions, potatoes & peas. You can play with fillings of your choice & can enjoy this snack. I used onion poha filling in this recipe as it is one my favorites & also a yummy filling.
Cook Time- 30mins to 40mins
Serves - 12
1Onion finely chopped
Few curry leaves
1Tsp red chili powder
Salt to taste
For Outer layer
1Cup all-purpose flour + some flour for dusting
1Tsp lemon juice
Pinch of salt
For flour paste
2Tbs all-purpose flour
- Heat pan with oil. To that add onions & curry leaves. Fry them till onions are translucent.
- Add salt, chili powder & turmeric. Cook for 1min & switch off heat.
- Add poha & mix them well. Balance salt & chili powder if needed.
Making the outer layer
- Mix ingredients under out layer by adding little water at a time & form a smooth dough.
- Cover dough with a wet cloth & allow it to sit for 15mins before making roti's.
- Divide dough in to 6 equal balls. Dust the base where you are rolling the roti with little flour.
- Roll a thin roti out of the dough as seen above & keep aside. Repeat the same with rest of the dough balls.
- Heat a wide pan & allow it to get hot. Now lay a roti on hot pan & cook on both sides till the wetness disappears as seen above.
- Remove from pan & repeat the same with rest of the roti's.
- Mix flour & water to form a smooth paste.
- Cut roti's into half as seen above. Layer the flour paste to the straight line of roti & fold it to cone shape. Press the edges a little to make sure they are stuck together.
- Now place spoon full of stuffing it to the pocket & stick the edges using flour paste. Now samosa is ready to be fried or baked. Repeat the same with rest of the stuffing & cut roti's.
- Pre-heat oven @400F & line up a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Arrange samosa's on the baking sheet with a little gap in between & brush them with little oil on both sides.
- Bake them @400F for 15mins & by now they should be mildly brown in color. Flip samosa's to other sideBake them for another 10 to 15mins. You can see a brown crust on top of samosa.
- Remove them from oven & cool them on counter.
- Heat oil for deep frying. Add in uncooked samosa's to pan & fry them on medium to low heat till they are nice & brown in color. You can fry couple of samosa's or more at a time depending on the pan size.
- Remove them onto a paper towel once they are golden in color on both sides.
-Serve them hot as they are or along with green chutney or ketchup.
- You can use your favorite filling instead of the one shared here.
- Brush a generous amount of oil on both sides of samosa's before baking them. This will give you crisp samosa's when you bake.
- Baked samosa's are crunchy when they are warm & are less crunchier after 1hr.
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