Samosa is a triangular Middle Eastern food. This typical food belongs to the type of cake. Samosa is made from the basic ingredients of minced meat that has been pan-fried first and mixed with a very distinctive spice herb.

This typical Saudi food is also cooked with the addition of some vegetables such as, potatoes, peas, onions, and cilantro. In the presentation of this special food is dumped with the skin of spring rolls and then fried until browned.

Samosa Recipe :
  • 4 medium size potatoes (boiled and peeled)
  • 1 cup green peas (boiled)
  • 1 inch ginger piece
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 4 green chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Few coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds (optional)
  • Water to knead dough
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Put ginger, garlic and green chillies in a chopper, or you can use mortar and pestle for pounding them. Chop finely and keep aside.
  2. Boil the green peas and pass through tea sieve.
  3. Peel the boiled potatoes, mash nicely in a big bowl and keep aside.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan, add curry leaves and mustard seeds. When the seeds starts to pop up, add finely chopped ginger-garlic mixture and stir on a low flame.
  5. Add mashed potatoes, boiled green peas, salt and spices. Mix with the help of spoon and make a nice mashed potato mixture. So that we should be able to fill it on samosa cone.
  6. Add chopped coriander and mix thoroughly. Leave to cook for 2-3 minutes on a low flame, and then keep aside, till you make the outer layer of samosa.
  7. Let's start making the outer layer (cone) of samosa. Take a big bowl and combine the flour, salt, 2 teaspoon of oil and carom seeds. Mix all the ingredients very well and add water bit by bit to knead the stiff dough. Cover the dough with muslin cloth and leave it to rest at least for 20 minutes.
  8. Divide the dough into small equal size balls. Take one ball or portion and roll in a small round shaped roti.
  9. Make a thin roti, cut it into half like a semi circle. Place 1 tbsp of potato filling in center of roti. Fold from both sides and then from down and upside.
  10. Try to make an ice cream cone. Slightly press the overlapping sides and hold from upper side and slightly press the potato filling towards bottom of the cone. Use little bit of water to seal the upper side of the samosa.
  11. Repeat the same procedure with all other balls.
  12. Heat sufficient oil in a pan and drop 2 samosa’s at a time in hot oil.
  13. Fry on a medium high flame for 2-3 minutes, till samosa turns crispy and little browned. Drain on paper napkin.
Samosa tastes very good, when it is just made. But sometimes, if you are making it in advance and just microwaving it before eating, then too taste will be good.