Wow…Its been amazing that YUMMY TUMMY has completed one year..I almost forgot about that, just now I saw that on feb 24, 2011 I started this blog and now its two days late I am telling you this..HE HE…I have been posting all day without skipping a single day(may be I have missed it for 2 or 3 days) in this blog which is quite amazing..I wish that I should do this continuously..I take this opportunity to thank all of you my readers who supported me and all of my friends who made this happen..Thanks guys..
Now to celebrate this special day..I am giving you a special recipe which is my favorite one..Its SAMOSA and the special thing is it’s the king of all samosas, It is PUNJABI SAMOSA…This crispy deep fried pastry has a spicy peas and potato masala in it..Wow each bite it heavenly..I thought there is no special way to celebrate a occasion without a samosa and a cup of chai..
You can stuff this yummy samosa with any of your favorite stuffs..You can stuff it with paneer, chicken, fish, vegetables or anything that floats your boat..I have given you a awesome outer pastry recipe which stays crispy for a long time..I made samosa sundal which is a famous street food out of this and i will post this in one of my post soon..You can serve this with any of the chat chutneys like green chutney, tamarind chutney..
I hope you like it and let me know what you think..
All Purpose Flour / Maida –1 cup / 250 gms
Ajwain / Omam – 1 tsp
Oil- 3 tblspn
Sal to taste
Water as needed
Potato – 2 large boiled & mashed
Peas -1 cup cooked
Ginger & Garlic – 2 tblspn crushed
Onion – 1 finely chopped
Green Chilli – 1 finely chopped
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam- 1tsp
Cumin Powder/ Jeera podi – 1 tsp
Chilli powder -1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi -1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Majal podi -1 tsp
Garam masala powder -2 tsp
Chat masala powder – 2 tsp
Coriander leaves – 3 tblspn chopped
Oil- 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Start by making the dough. Take flour, ajwain, oil, salt in a bowl and mix well. Pour in water and knead into a stiff dough. Keep kneading it for 5 mins till the dough gets smooth. Cover with a plate and leave it rest for 30 mins.
Now make the filling. Heat oil in a kadai. Add cumin seeds and sauté well.
Add crushed ginger & garlic, green chilli, onions, salt and saute for 3 mins.
Add in peas and all the spice powders and mix well.
Add in mashed potatoes and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and leave it to cool down.
Now divide the dough and filling into equal parts.
Take one part of the dough and spread into a thin circle. Cut in half so that you get two semi circle.
Take one semi circle in front of you with the widest part facing away from you, Apply some water all over the sides.
Take a portion of potato filling and place it in the middle and take one side and press it over the filing. Take the other side and press it over the folded side. Seal every edges and press the top so that you get a pointy tip. (REFER PICTURES)
Now make everything like this and fry them in hot oil for 10 mins untill they turn crisp.
Drain and serve with green chutney or tamarind chutney.
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|Take all your ingrediants|
|Take flour in a bowl|
|and mix it up|
|and make a stiff dough|
|cover and let it rest|
|Take all your ingrediants for filling|
|potatoes and peas are cooked|
|mash potatoes up|
|add cumin to oil|
|add crushed ginger and garlic|
|and mix well|
|add chat masala and garam masala powders|
|add turmeric and coriander powder|
|cumin and chilli powder|
|add mashed potatoes|
|and mix...filling done|
|Divide the dough and filling into equal portions|
|take one portion|
|cut in half|
|apply water in the sides|
|time to fill|
|place it in the center|
|fold from one side|
|now from the other|
|seal all side and stand it upright|
|Looks crispy right|
|Taste great hot|
|Can you see the samosa sundal at the back..will post that soon|
Check out Tapioca Samosa Recipe also..Click on the Image for Recipe