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Good morning :) A holiday on a rainy day... Hot luscious samosas dipped in sauce and accompanied with hot coffee :) This is what I was relishing few days back :) It is indeed a marvelous weather. I'm typing this post and I can see the greenery outside my window with the mild rustling of leaves when the rain slowly pours. This is what I call an alluring scene :)

There are many ways of making a samosa. The stuffing that is prepared is of various types. Some use only potatoes. Some add potatoes and beetroots as a combination. Yet some make them with whatever vegetables they have :)

The stuffing is very easy, but I was thinking of "How to shape it up?" I wanted to make the properly shaped samosas. Thankfully I came across this video. I went through it I guess around 7-8 times and then got the trick of how shape up a samosa :) All credits to the lovely site ;Manjula's Kitchen. I prepared samosas for the first time and it turned out a success :)

So here goes the recipe

Ingredients (For 9-10 samosas)

For the stuffing
2 large potatoes
1 tomato
1 medium sized carrot
5 sticks of beans (chopped)
1/2 cup soaked peas
3 green chillies (chopped finely)
1 medium sized onion (chopped)
6-7 garlic pods (chopped)
4 tbsp chilly powder
1 and 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp cumin powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp cooking oil/ghee
1/2 cup coriander leaves
5-6 chopped curry leaves
1 full tsp Salt (To taste)

For the outer crusty covering
6-7 tbsp maida flour
3 tbsp cooking oil / ghee
1 tsp sesame seeds (black or white)
1 tsp salt
Hot water to knead the dough


For the dough (To make the outer crust)

Take the maida, salt, oil and sesame seeds in a bowl.

Now mix it in your hands to make a dough. Add hot water about 1 tsp at a time and knead the dough until it becomes soft. It should look as follows. Remember it should be soft and not like a stone. Keep it aside for 20 minutes.

For the stuffing

Boil potaoes, tomato, carrots, beans, peas, onions (Chopped) along with chillies and garlic and keep them. Mash them a little bit.

Now heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, chopped curry leaves, ginger garlic paste.

Now add all the boiled ingredients that was kept aside. Stir fry for about 10 minutes and mash them slightly.

Add the spices i.e. cumin powder, coriander powder, chilly powder, sugar, turmeric powder and garam masala.

Mix well. Stir fry for about 10 minutes and then add salt. Mix well. Add chopped coriander. Keep it aside for cooling.

To make the Samosa

Take a lemon sized amount of dough and make round balls of it and keep aside.

Roll out the balls into a flat chapati using a rolling pin. DO NOT put any extra flour while rolling out the samosas

Now slit it into two halves using a knife.

Now take one half of the chapati and make a cone shape out of it. Smear a little water to the edges so that the cone stays firm and does not open up while deep frying the samosas.

Add the stuffing inside the cone.

Now close the cone as shown below.

Now close the edges and make the three pointed edges to the samosa.

This way you need to do for the remaining amount and keep it aside for atleast 10 minutes.

Now heat oil for deep frying the samosas.

Once the oil heats add the samosas one by one and deep fry them. Keep rolling the samosas while frying so that the color is even on all sides.

Hot samosas are ready to be served :) Serve it with anything you want. Chutneys or sauce :)

Please try this and let me know your feedback :) Any suggestions.. always welcome :)

So take care till I write.

Happy cooking :) :)


  1. Yummmm!!!!mouthwatering here, feel like grabbing few samosas..

  2. Yummy....drooling over it now ...

  3. am not a fan of samosa.. but your picture made my mouth watering.. shall try this weekend. Thanks for the detailed post with pictures.

  4. Hey Pratibha.....Appreciate your efforts in putting up step-by-step pics on how to shape samosas...Will definitely help newbies...
    And thanks for visiting my blog n dropping ur comments...My blog has so far been just an online journal, where I kept track of my recipes...Want to have more visitors there n meet more new ppl like u...If you have any tips on that, do drop me a mail at or leave a comment on my blog...:)

  5. i hav tried making samosas number of times but the deatiled presentation made me understand where I was missing.. thnx for sharing it...


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