Recipe type: Snacks
Samosa, the famous street side snack, usually have a thick outer covering to retain the shape and hold the stuffing, however that makes it difficult to bake properly. Hence i have rolled the outer covering thin. To instill a little crispiness i have added ½ tbsp of ghee to the dough. Baking takes a little longer but i believe it is worth every effort.
- For The Chapatis
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
- ½ tbsp melted ghee
- a pinch salt
- ¼ tsp oil for kneading
- For The Stuffing
- 1 tbsp oil
- ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
- 2 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
- 1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
- salt to taste
- 1½ tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- ½ cup boiled green peas
- 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
- For Seving
- mint leaves (phudina) chutney
- For the dough
- Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and add enough water to make a firm dough. Keep aside covered for 15 minutes.
- Knead again using oil til smooth. Keep aside covered with a wet muslin cloth.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and roll out each portion into 150 mm. (6") diameter thin chapatis.
- Cook on a tava (griddle) till light brown spots appear on both sides. Keep aside.
- For the stuffing:
- Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the potatoes and sauté for 2 minutes.
- Add the ginger-green chilli paste, salt, dry mango powder, chilli powder, green peas coriander, mix well and sauté for another 2 minutes.
- Cool completely and divide the stuffing into 8 equal portions.
- How to proceed:
- Divide each chapati into 2 halves, make a cone from each half.
- Stuff each cone with a portion of the stuffing.
- Seal the edges carefully using a little water. Keep aside.
- Repeat with the remaining chapati halves and stuffing to make 7 more samosas.
- Arrange on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf)for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot with phudina chutney.