Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Number of servings: 3-4 persons
Samosas are a baked or fried dish with some savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, macaroni, noodles, cheese, minced lamb or minced beef, depending on the regional varieties. In India, they are usually vegetarian, made with spiced potatoes, onions and peas. A common dish that is a favourite snack of every citizen, be they a male or female, young or old! And, available at crazy low prices, this is one snack that is affordable for every person out there!
India’s popular snack that finds a place in almost every bakery or chat shop; it’s our very own Samosa. Samosa is always store bought and on rare occasions prepared at home, like today.
All Purpose flour/Maida - 1 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Ajwain/Carom seeds - 1/2 Tsp
Ghee - 3 Tsp
For Chicken filling:
Oil - 3 Tsp
Onion - 2 nos chopped
Green chilli - 1 no. chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 Tsp
Minced Chicken - 200 gms
Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp
Chilli powder - 1 1/2 Tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 Tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 Tsp
Salt to taste
Cumin powder - 1/2 Tsp
Chopped Coriander leaves
Oil for deep frying
In a large mixing bowl, add the all-purpose flour, salt and carom seeds.
Add some ghee and mix it in well.
Gradually add water and keep mixing, forming a nice dough.
Let the dough sit.
Meanwhile, for the chicken filling, in a wide saucepan, heat some oil. Add the chopped onions and green chillies.
Saute until the onions turn transparent, then add the ginger-garlic paste.
Add the minced chicken and mix well.
Add the turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Mix well.
Add cumin powder and mix.
Finally, add the chopped coriander leaves.
Empty the contents into a mixer jar and grind into a coarse mixture.
Take a small portion of the dough and roll it flat (very thin).
Cut the rolled out dough in half as shown and using some water, seal the two ends, forming a cone.
Take a small portion of the filling, place it inside the cone, and using some more water, seal the top of the rolled out dough.
Heat some oil in a wide pan or kadai.
Deep fry the samosas in the hot oil on a medium flame.Once properly fried on both the sides, remove the samosas from the pan, draining the excess oil.
Your Chicken Samosas are ready to be served!
Savoury comfort food at its best, a crisp exterior filled with a savoury potato stuffing that goes very well over a hot cup of chai especially on a rain filled, cold day. Serve it hot with some spicy chutney for better taste.