Cuisine: Indian

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 4

One of the most popular and scrumptious Indian snacks that go perfectly with your evening chai is Samosa, which is super easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. So, let’s learn how to make Samosas at home!

  • All-purpose flour
  • Cumin seeds
  • Ginger
  • Boiled potato
  • Coriander powder
  • Red chilli powder
  • Carom seeds
  • Water
  • Refined oil
  • Coriander seeds
  • Green chili
  • Cumin powder
  • Garam masala powder
  • Salt

The perfect Indian snack to pair up with your evening cuppa!

  1. Sauté cumin seeds in refined oil on medium heat and allow them to crackle. 
  2. Sauté ½ teaspoon coriander seeds, 1 teaspoon crushed ginger, and 1 teaspoon chopped green chili in a pan. Add boiled and mashed potatoes, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chili powder, salt to taste, and coriander leaves. Mix well for 2-3 minutes, and your filling is ready. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, carom seeds, and salt along with a little water for kneading. Keep adding water in small quantities to make a firm dough. Cover the dough with a cloth and set it aside for 30 minutes. 
  4. Make small-sized balls of the dough and flatten them on a rolling pin. Form round shapes and cut them in half. 
  5. Fill the semicircles with potato filling and seal the ends to make a cone-shaped dumpling by pressing the edges lightly with your fingertips. 
  6. Deep-fry these cone-shaped dumplings on low heat till they turn golden and crispy. 

Chef Tip: While kneading the dough, always remember to add oil 5-6 times in small amounts to ensure you have a firm dough and golden and crispy samosas every time. 

Once you start making samosas at home, there is no going back. Try this recipe at home, and let us know how your tea time snacks have now become extra special in the comments below. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• The shape of samosa resembles the Pyramids as the word “Samsa” was originally named after the Pyramids of the Middle East.

• The chroniclers of Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Dynasty have mentioned Samosa that was mostly eaten by the Royals during the meal and was generally filled with meat or fruits/sweets. A Royal refreshment, eh?

Historical Fact

• It is believed that the triangle-shaped snack originated in the Middle East before the 10th century.

• A praise of samosa can be found in a 9th-century poem by the Persian poet Ishaq al-Mawsili Recipes for the dish are found in 10th–13th-century Arab cookery books. 

Nutrition Fact

• Despite popular belief, a vegetable samosa has lesser calories (less than 300 cal.) and is generally a healthier meal option if cooked properly with the right ingredients.

• A medium-sized samosa consists of 262 calories of which 155 are from fat. To break it down further, it contains 17g of fat, 27mg of cholesterol, 423mg of sodium, 190mg of potassium, 24g of carbohydrates, and 3.5g of protein.