Samosa ( Singada) is deep fried triangle pastry filled with spicy potatoes or other vegetables. Samosa (Singada) stands high on the Indian menu. It is popular all over India as evening snacks.


For Cover
1 cup: Plain flour (maida)
2 tbsp: Warm oil
Water to knead dough
For Filling
2 large: Potatoes (boiled, peeled, mashed)
1/2 cup: Onion finely chopped
1/2 tsp: Ginger crushed
1/2 tsp: Garlic crushed
2-3: Green chillies crushed
1 tbsp: Coriander finely chopped
1/2 tsp: Lemon juice
1/2 tsp: Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp: Garam masala
1/2 tsp: Coriander seeds crushed
1 tsp: Red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry


For Dough

Make well in the flour.
Add oil, salt and little water. Mix well till crumbly.
Add more water little by little, kneading into soft pliable dough.
Cover with moist cloth, keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
Beat dough on work surface and knead again. Re-cover.
For Filling
Heat 3 tbsp. oil, add ginger, green chilli, garlic, coriander seeds.
Stir fry for a minute, add onion, saute till light brown.
Add coriander, lemon, turmeric, salt, red chilli, garam masala.
Stir fry for 2 minutes, add potatoes. Stir further 2 minutes.
Cool. Keep aside.

To Proceed

Make a thin 5″ diam. round with some dough.
Cut into two halves. Run a moist finger along diameter.
Join and press together to make a cone.
Place a tbsp. of filling in the cone and seal third side as above.
Make five to six. Put in hot oil, deep fry on low to medium tilllight brown.
Do not fry on high, or the samosas (Singada) will turn out oily and soggy.
Drain on rack or kitchen paper.
Serve hot with green and tamarind chutneys , or tomato sauce.


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