Recipe: South Indian Samosa
Samosas are delicious, savory snacks that originated in India, but are loved worldwide for their crispy exterior and flavorful filling. These triangular treats are perfect for parties, as a snack or even as an appetizer. Making samosas at home not only offers the opportunity to customize the flavor to your preference, but it is also a great culinary experience.
The process of preparing samosas involves making a delicious dough, which is then filled with a flavorful mix of potatoes, vegetables and spices. The dough is rolled out thinly, filled with the savory filling and then folded into triangles before being deep-fried to golden perfection.
In this recipe we will follow the steps to make both the dough and the filling of the samosas. You'll discover how easy and satisfying it is to create these classic Indian delicacies in your own kitchen. Let's start gathering our ingredients and discover the art of samosa making!
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Number of persons: 4
Type of dish: snack, side dish
- Frying pan
- Rolling pin
- Deep frying pan or wok
Ingredients for the dough:
Ingredients for the filling:
Preparation of the dough:
- Mix flour, salt and oil in a bowl. Gradually add water and knead into a firm dough.
- Cover with a damp cloth and let the dough rest while you prepare the filling.
Preparation of the filling:
- Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and fry until they start to crackle.
- Add onion, garlic and ginger. Fry until the onion is soft and light brown.
- Add the potatoes and green peas. Bake for 5 minutes.
- Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt and black pepper. Stir well and cook until the potatoes are done.
- Add fresh coriander, mix well and remove from heat. Let the filling cool completely.
Preparation of the samosa:
- Divide the dough into small balls and roll each ball into a thin circle of about 15 cm in diameter.
- Cut the circle in half so that you have two rescents.
- Take a crescent, make a cone from one end and fill it with 1-2 tablespoons of filling.
- Fold the cone and press the edges firmly to close the samosa. Repeat this for all samosas.
- Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Make sure there is enough oil to completely submerge the samosas.
- Fry the samosas in batches until golden brown and crispy, about 5-7 minutes per batch.
- Remove them with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
- Serve the samosas hot with chili sauce, tamarind sauce or a refreshing coriander-mint sauce.
Enjoy these delicious South Indian samosas as a snack or side dish!