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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Vegetable Samosa

Ingredients:
3/4 cup chopped Beans
1/2 cup frozen / soaked Green Peas
1/4 cup grated Carrot
1/8 cup grated Beetroot
1 large Potato
1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
8-10 strands of Coriander leaves
3/4 tsp Chilly powder (1/2 for Samosa Masala, 1/4 for Dough)
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
1/4 tsp dry Mango powder
1/4 tsp Chat Masala
1/4 tsp Cumin seed powder
1/4 tsp Coriander seed powder
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
1.5 cups All Purpose flour
1 tsp Rice flour
1 tsp Bombay Rava / Semolina
1/4 tsp Chilly powder
8-10 Carom seeds / Ajwain seeds
Salt to taste
Oil

Recipe:
Chop beans into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Grate the carrot and beetroot as shown in the picture below.

Put grated carrot, beetroot, finely chopped beans, frozen/soaked green peas in a pressure cooker container and cook.(4-5 whistles; Note: Don't add any water) Once the pressure goes off, put them in a clean cotton cloth and squeeze them properly.
Put the potato in a pressure cooker, add sufficient amount of water and cook.(2-3 whistles). Once the pressure goes off, immediately take off the potato from the cooker and keep it aside. Once it comes to room temperature remove the outer cover and mash them as shown in the picture below. Chop the coriander leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put 2-3 tsp oil in a thick bottomed vessel/pan and heat. Add ginger garlic paste and fry them for about 1-2 mins in low flame. Add chopped coriander leaves and fry them for about 1-2 mins in low flame. Add cumin seed powder, coriander seed powder, garam masala, 1/2 tsp chilly powder, dry mango powder, chat masala and fry them for about 1 min in low flame. Add squeezed vegetable mix, salt and mix them well. Fry them for about 2-3 mins in medium/low flame. Add mashed potato, lemon juice, salt and mix them well.

Put all purpose flour, rice flour, carom seeds, salt, 1/4 tsp chilly powder and mix well. Knead the dough by adding sufficient amount of water. Keep the dough aside for about 15-20 mins by covering a lid.

Take little amount of dough and make a round ball.

Roll the ball like medium thin chapathi by using sufficient amount of dry all purpose flour/rice flour as shown in the picture below.

Cut the rolled chapathi into two halves as shown in the picture below.

Take one half of the chapathi and apply water to the edges as shown in the picture below.


Make a cone shape as shown in the picture below.

Take it carefully and hold it like a cone as shown in the picture below. Fill the cone with prepared masala(2-3 tsp) as shown in the picture below.

Close it from the filled side and press it as shown in the picture below.

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat it. Put samosa to oil. Deep fry both the sides of samosa in medium flame as shown in the picture below.

Serve hot along with tamarind, mint chutney or tomato ketchup. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 8-10 Vegetable Samosas.

8 comments:

kitchen queen said...

yum yummmmmmmmy I am a very big samosa fan and ur step by step demo and the final result the delicious and perfect samosa is inviting me to grab it.

Torviewtoronto said...

home made samosas are delicious looks wonderful
following your lovely site

Tina said...

wow..samosa looks perfect nd crispy....yummmm.

Chitra said...

My all time fav :)

Dr.Pratibha Mahesh said...

Green peas looks unsoaked.For better taste always soak them.

Ruchi Ruchi Adige said...

@Prathibha Mahesh,

I have already mentioned in the Ingredients section to use frozen or soaked green peas.
Also the green peas shown in the picture are frozen green peas!

Anonymous said...

i did everything what ever you told but its not getting enough crisp. its coming like chapathi. any tips???

Ruchi Ruchi Adige said...

@Anonymous,

You can try adding little oil/ghee, cooking soda while preparing the dough.