04 August 2014

1st Attempt at Samosas!

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As you can see, shaping the wrapper can be difficult at first but with practice only will you find success!
These deep fried flavor filled savory morsels of pastry goodness are simple, delicious, and satisfying-- A great snack to make for entertaining or as your contribution to a cook-out/bbq/picnic all of which tend to pop up in copious amounts during the summer months. But hey, who says you can't enjoy them all year round. No One! I love making these as well during the colder season as I liken eating these to getting a nice warm hug.

Not to mention, they're deep fried and vegetarian. Everyone wins! haha :o)

Simple and Easy Samosas

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter/canola oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 medium sized potatoes chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper minced (optional)
Cooking Directions
  1. For the wrapper: In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and butter until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Pour in water little at a time until dough-like consistency. Form a ball. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic. Shape into a disc then wrap with plastic wrap. Set aside to rest for at least 10 minutes.
  2. For Filling: Saute potatoes, onions, garlic, pepper, spices, over medium heat until potatoes are fork tender and onions are very soft and translucent. In a separate bowl, mash everything together until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Assembly: Preheat oil in a deep skillet or sauce pan to 375 degrees F.
  4. Roll out dough, then divide into roughly 12-15 equal portions. Shape out circles using a cookie cutter or rim of mug/cup. Cut each circle in half, then roll each half into cones. Place dollop of filling (approx. 1 tablespoon more or less) into the cones. Press together the edges until thoroughly sealed (you may have to dampen the edges with water first)
  5. Cook: Slowly submerge samosas, a few at a time, into preheated oil to fry until golden brown.

Overall first attempt verdict: A SUCCESS!!

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