As beloved to this factgirl as any treat can be. Deep fried crust, yummy
creamy curry filling - if you can't cook and make these yourself - hurry to an
Indian restaurant and order up a batch. They'll be your new favorite food.
1 large or 2 small potatoes
1/2 cup fresh, frozen peas
1 teaspoon light, natural oil
tsp. black mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. garam masala curry powder
1/4 tsp. finely
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup unbleached flour
light, natural oil
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp water
2 cups of oil for deep
frying (grape-seed oil is good for it's high smokepoint and zero flavor)
Prepare the filling first and allow
it to cool while you make the dough:
Peel the potato and carrot and dice into small pieces.
In a large pot measure out 1 tbsp of oil and
heat over a moderate flame. Add the mustard seeds, chopped onion, diced potato and carrot.
When the onions have browned, the carrot and potato have softened and the mustard seeds have stopped popping,
add the peas and saute for 5 minutes or until it all looks good and soft.
Add all the spices and salt while continuing to stir the mixture.
When all the
spices have been mixed in well, the filling is ready.
Remove from heat
and allow to cool while you prepare the dough.
Now make the dough:
Place the flour in a large mixing
Quickly stir in the oil, rubbing it in with your fingers, making sure it's
thoroughly mixed in.
Add the salt and water and knead until a smooth dough is
If the dough appears very flaky, add a little more water, a tsp. at a
time, and knead until dough is a bit stiff.
Continue to knead the dough until it
is an even consistancy all over.
Break off a walnut-sized piece of dough and
flatten using the palm of your hands.
Sprinkle a little
flour on a wooden board and with a rolling pin roll it out to about 4 -5 inches
Build the Samosas!
Roll out half as
many circles as you want samosas.
Take one rolled out circle at a time and cut
into two semi-circles of about equal size.
Take one of the
halves and moisten one side with a bit oil.
Make it into a cone shape.
Place about 1 tbsp of the cooled veggies in the center.
Pinch the edges together to create a tight seal like a triangle dumpling.
with the remaining filling and dough.
Fry em up in a pan-
Heat the 2 cups of
oil over a moderate flame. When sufficiently hot (350-375 deg. F. use a candy thermometer if possible), place 2 or 3 samosas in the oil
and cook for 5 minutes or so.
When they are brown, remove with
a slotted spoon and allow the excess oil to drain back in the pot.
paper towels to remove any extra oil and serve hot.
Yummy, and well
worth the effort.