Monday, November 23, 2020

ALOO SAMOSA / PUNJABI SAMOSAS DHABA STYLE


 Samosa is one of the most popular snack or street food. These days people tryout so many variations for the filling but nothing can beat the traditional potato samosa. I have added some fried cashew bits and raisins soaked in hot water to the spicy potato stuffing. They taste so good specially when you serve with masala chai as an accompaniment. 

Ingredients:

For the dough:

All purpose flour ..... 2 cups
Shahi jeera or ajwain .... 1/4 tsp
Oil ............... 2 or 3 tbsps 
Salt .... to taste 
Water ... for kneading

For the Stuffing:

Potatoes ...... 3-4 large or as needed
Cashew nuts .... handful 
Raisins ............ 2 tbsps
Cumin powder ... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder ...  1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder ... 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder ..... 1/4 tsp
Salt ... to taste
Amchoor powder ......... 1/4 tsp or more .. as you like 
Green chillies ........ 2 (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves .. handful
Oil ................. for frying.

Method:


1. Mix the ingredients for the dough. Knead them in to a soft and pliable dough and set aside.




2. Boil the potatoes. Peel them and cut into small pieces. Soak the raisins in hot water.  In a pan heat little oil. Saute the potatoes with all the spices, green chillies and salt.  Fry the cashew nut bits in little oil. Add the cashews, soaked raisins, coriander leaves to the potato mixture.


3. Roll out a portion of the dough and cut into halves.. With a finger apply water on the edges and fold them into a cone shape.



4.  Fill a little stuffing and seal the edges pressing them firmly with your fingers. Make all the samosas in this way.





5. Heat oil and fry the samosas on medium flame until crisp and golden.



6. Serve with any chutney or sauce of your choice.





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4 comments:

  1. Your punjabi samosas look fresh and crispy just perfect to eat with a cup of tea. I also like the idea of adding cashews to the filling.

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    1. Thanks Mina. They really give a nice taste.

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  2. Masala chai aur samosa best combination. I liked the addition of kaju and kismis in the potato filling. The moment I saw ur post I am humming the hindi song "jab tak rahega samose me aloo.... "

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