Samosas are a popular and mouth-watering Indian snack that has gained popularity worldwide. These crispy, triangular pastries filled with a flavourful mixture of potatoes, vegetables, and spices are a delight to the taste buds. Making samosas at home allows you to customize the filling and enjoy the satisfaction of creating this delicious treat from scratch. In this article, we’ll take you through the step-by-step process of making samosas that are crispy on the outside and packed with flavor on the inside.

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– For the dough:

  – 2 cups all-purpose flour

  – ½ teaspoon salt

  – ¼ cup vegetable oil

  – Water, as needed

– For the filling:

  – 2 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed

  – ½ cup green peas, boiled

  – 1 small onion, finely chopped

  – 2 green chilies, finely chopped

  – 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste

  – 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  – 1 teaspoon coriander powder

  – ½ teaspoon garam masala

  – ½ teaspoon turmeric powder

  – Salt, to taste

  – Vegetable oil, for frying


1. Prepare the dough:

   – In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, and vegetable oil.

   – Gradually add water and knead the mixture until you have a smooth and pliable dough.

   – Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.

2. Make the filling:

   – Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.

   – Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.

   – Add the chopped onions, green chilies, and ginger-garlic paste. Sauté until the onions turn golden brown.

   – Add the boiled and mashed potatoes, boiled green peas, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for a few minutes.

   – Remove the filling from the heat and let it cool.

3. Shape and fill the samosas:

   – Divide the rested dough into small lemon-sized balls.

   – Roll each ball into a thin oval shape.

   – Cut the oval in half to form two semi-circles.

   – Take one semi-circle and fold it into a cone shape, overlapping the straight edges and sealing them with a little water.

   – Fill the cone with a spoonful of the prepared filling, making sure not to overstuff it.

   – Apply water on the edges of the cone and press to seal the samosa. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.

4. Fry the samosas:

   – Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan or kadai over medium heat.

   – Once the oil is hot, carefully slide in a few samosas at a time.

   – Fry them until they turn golden brown and crispy on all sides.

   – Remove the fried samosas and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil.

5. Serve and enjoy:

   – Serve the hot and crispy samosas with your favorite chutney or sauce.

   – They are best enjoyed fresh, but you can also store them in an airtight container for a day or two.

   – Serve them as a snack, appetizer, or even as a part of a delicious meal.

Making samosas at home might require a bit of practice, but the end result is definitely worth it. So, roll up your sleeves, gather the ingredients, and get ready to enjoy the delightful flavors of homemade samosas. Happy cooking!

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