Apr 28, 2012

Samosa ~ Every Indian's Favorite Snack

Today it is raining here and raining hard!! Not sure if the monsoons are early in Bangalore or these are early monsoons in Bangalore. Whatever it is,  this rain gave us some relief after all these humid sweaty days here in Bangalore and the temperature suddenly dropped 5 degree C, it feels so good. And all my plants in the garden are swaying with cheerfulness and welcoming the rain as if they are waiting for this moment from long time. This wonderful rain took of the heat and pride of the sun instantly who has no stop for his shine from the past 2 months. Hmm, the irony is, we want the same sun to shine to melt all the snow when it snows harder winter. The nature is so amazing and wonderful, how much ever science we have or advance into this tech world or Next generation, no one can beat the nature and the human has always abide to it. It's our responsibility to Save Nature by saving energy and by protecting trees and plant trees and spread the Green....! Okay Okay I will remove my botanic hat and putting on foddie hat...!

Samosa - South Indian Snack
The second thing I crave when it rains is some thing spicy or more of street foodish type, like mirchi bajji, samosa, cutlet, chat masala or grilled corn on char coal...Oh, wait you are wondering what is the first thing, of course it's Coffee. So to satisfy my second craving today I made the samosa from the list and for the first time ever i made samosa in my kitchen. No one will say no to these triangle shape deep fried snack stuffed with spicy masala curry and it is the best companion for your afternoon tea.

So it is raining and I made plans to make Samosa and everything is well planned right. Not Exactly, when I checked my pantry I am out of potatoes, which is the must for stuffing in the samosa. But I have lot of cauliflower in the fridge, i have bought in excess as we are getting the best and bright cauliflowers in this season. Instead potato filling today I stuffed the samosa with Cauliflower and Peas curry. With out any due let me share the recipes here, Enjoy!

Cauliflower and Peas stuffed Samosa
Cauliflower Peas Stuffing for Samosa:
Heat 1 Tbsp oil in the non stick pan and add 1 tsp cumin seeds and 3 cloves of crushed garlic. Add 1 tbsp diced onion and add turmeric powder and salt. Fry the onions until the raw smell goes away. mean while microwave the cauliflower pieces for 5 min on high and add these to the pan. Add 1 tsp red chili powder and 1 tsp coriander powder. add the 1/3 cup of peas. cook on low for 10 min. Now the curry becomes together , adjust the salt and seasonings and finally top with some cilantro. Switch off the heat and let the stuffing cool.
Cauliflower and Peas Stuffing
All purpose flour - 1 cup
salt - 1 tsp

  1. Add the salt to the flour and add water little by little knead it into dough. the dough should be little hard than your chapati dough.
  2. divide the dough into 6 equal portions and round them as balls.
  3. flatten one ball in your palm and dust with some flour and roll into chapathi with rolling pin.
  4. Heat this on tawa for 1 min on both sides. 
  5. Cut this chapati into half, it becomes 2 semi circles. ( it is not shown in the pic).
  6. Steps to Fold the Samosa
  7. Take one semi circle into your hand start rolling from end ( into a mid size cone), then cover it from right side  and then it becomes like a pocket. Now fill one spoonful of stuffing into this pocket. and seal it by closing the edges. Complete rest of the samosas in the similar way.
  8. Heat the oil in the pan for deep frying. Once the oil is hot, deep fry the samosas until they turn into golden color.

On the streets of Hyderabad this samosa is served with the fried chili on the side that makes it even superb.  During my college days in CBIT, this is the routine perfect evening snack that cools my hunger after the long day and long travel from college. Remembering that I gave this final touch.

Take 4 to 5 green chilies and seed out them roughly and leave the stems on. Drop these chilies in the hot oil at the end. Once they start wilting take them out and sprinkle pinch of salt and serve these on top with the Samosas. Now that gives the nice finishing touch to our samosa and make it look like we got it from the street side. Isn't it?

I know you drooling here, next time when it rains at your place, though it makes little effort, make these samosa and enjoy the rain from your balcony with the combination of spicy samosa and hot coffee. :-)

1. heating the chapathi on tawa before folding makes it little firm and it helps hold the stuffing tight. Shhhhh! it's the restaurant chef's secret tip. :-)
2. Fried chili not only adds color but adds little zest to your taste buds.
3. You can get samosa mould also in some stores, the mould makes it much easier to prepare this dish
4. you can serve these with Mint and Tamarind Chutney or Tomato sauce also. (But i like them as it is as all the flavors are included in it)

linking this to 'Only Starters - Snacks' event by Raji, started by Pari.

next time i will come with something nice from my kitchen,
until then take care and ba bye


  1. these samosas looks very yummy

  2. Omg, seriously you are killing me with ur beautiful clicks,wish to grab some.

  3. Mythreyi the samosas looks so amazingly delicious!!!the pics are so so good. Glad to follow you dear.

  4. I've always wanted to try making samosas at home! Yours look delicious!



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