Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Punjabi Samosa

It is another month for our potluck party new girls are joined, Ramya and Sowmya,  let us welcome them and I am sure they will enjoy the party.
Today I am posting Punjabi Samosa. I took many efforts to get this in a proper way. I was asking many girls and posted in many forum to get exact samosa, after listening and experimenting . I got very nice samosa, just like restaurant samosa. I am delighted and decided to post this recipe for Potluck Party. So let us see how to make Punjabi Samosa.

For Dough:
All Purpose Flour – 11/2 cup 
Carom Seeds (Ajwain) – 1 tsp
Oil- 3 tbsp
Sal to taste
Water as needed

For Filling:
Potato – 3 big (boiled & mashed)
Frozen Peas - 1/2  cup 
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste – 1 tbsp 
Onion – 1 chopped
Green Chilli – 1 finely chopped
Garam masala powder -2 tsp
Chat masala powder – 2 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish
Oil- 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Punjabi Samosa

First of all make 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 5-10 mins till to get nice dough. Cover with a muslin cloth and leave it rest for 30 mins.

Now let us make the filling. Heat oil in a wok. Add cumin seeds and sauté well. Add ginger-garlic paste, green chilli, onions, salt and saute till translucent colour.Add peas and remaining other spice powders and mix well.Add in mashed potatoes and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and leave it to cool down.

Once it is coll down, knead dough to become soft and divide in equal portion. This is just needed each ball will have equal portion of dough. Otherwise last ball may be small. It is just a tip.

Take a ball and roll in a thin circular way.Make two semi circle . Take one semicircle.Keep spoonful potato curry in the center. Fold one edge of circle to the center and do the same for  another edge and seal with water paste.
Now take samosa in the hand and try to fold bottom of samosa in the center and then make it in sitting position. and keep aside.
Do same procedure for remaining doughs. Cover the samosas with cloth
Once it is done, let us heat the oil.
Oil should be medium heat and put samosas to fry. Don't make crowd in the wok. otherwise samosas will not cook evenly.
This may take 5-7 mins. Because it is most important for samosas to cook in medium heat to get nice crispness.
Once it is done, remove from wok and put onto kitchen towel.
Samosas are ready to serve , you can serve with ketchup or sweet tamarind chutney.
Punjabi Samosa

 I am linking this to Potluck Party Cyber Style