Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mini Samosas

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,
Samosas were never in my kitchen as I never liked the big sized samosas!! But in UAE, I started eating only those we get frozen. They were very tasty, but I used to have rarely because of the frying and frozen factor. Then these mini samosas were available in Keralite Restaurant during Ramdan Fasting. I used to wait to have in the evenings.
(keep the straight line on your left)                                                          
(Fold like how it is shown in a photo. Apply milk to bind it)

After coming from UAE, I totally forgot about these mini darlings.
Last week, my daughter reminded me and ordered me to make samosas. 
A very simple fast food which can be made anytime, as all the ingredients are available at home. This is first time I have made samosas at home!!!!

For filling,
Potato - 3 to 4 medium, boiled and smashed
Peas - 1/4 cup, boiled in a micro wave for a minute
Carrot - 1 small, boiled(optional)
Salt to taste
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Chat masala - 1/2 tsp
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp, roasted
Oil - 2 tbsp
Oil to fry samosas
For dough
Maida or all purpose flour - 1 cup
or you can use even wheat flour if your are weight conscious.
Salt - 1 tsp
Hot oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Water to prepare dough
Prepare the soft dough with above ingredients and keep aside for at least 15 minutes.
Keep the potatoes and peas in a oven to boil for 5 minutes.  Till it is boiled, prepare the dough and keep it aside and start making filling masala ready.

Heat oil in kadai, Add cumin seeds and all other dry masalas. You should be quick as it will get burnt. Add the vegetables. Salt and lime juice. Mix properly. The masala is ready.
Make small balls(Garlic bulb size) out of dough. Take one ball, roll in to small puri size. Cut in to half. Then comes the trick. Always keep the straight line on your left. It will be easy to make cone. (follow the photos.)
Take smaller size ball to make mini samosas.
Fill the masala. Cover the cone by applying milk. Make other samosas also ready. Fry all the samosas  in a hot oil.
It takes long time to make mini samosas, but tastes great.
Serve with green chutney, sauce or ketchup.
Want to have plain? No problems. 
The twist is, as there is a time limit in her event, you can prepare this healthy fast food, if and only if you have boiled potatoes  in the fridge.And if you are making it only for one or two persons( as it takes long time to prepare for many)
I hope I am not violating any rule of the event.

Keep Smiling,


Jagruti said...

you are making me drooling here..yummy and mouthwatering samosa...tempting and colourful..


Padmajha said...

I would love to have a couple of those mini bites!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Nivedita, Thats a perfect samosas, too good for this rainy weather made me hungry.

Parita said...

Samosas look yummm!

Shanthi krishnakumar said...

This is awesome and delicious

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, perfect for tea time garma garam samosas..

Rachana said...

Samosas look yummmm!!!

Padma said...

Nice snack with a cup of tea Nivedita.

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