Aaloo Samosa

Aaloo samosas take me back in time, to my student life. When Aaloo samosa was my staple meal along with a hot cup of tea. These samosas are filling, easy on pocket, and very tasty too.

Even though you can easily find them in Pakistan, but I love making them at home. I add tamarind pulp in the samosas, which make them chatpatta. πŸ˜€

Here is how you can make them at home, with ingredients that are usually in stock in a desi households pantry.Β 

Makes around 8 Samosas

Total cooking time: 90 minutes

Ingredients for the dough:

  • Flour (maida) – 1 cup
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Salt – as per your taste
  • Whole cumin (zeera) – 1/2 tsp
  • Carom seeds (ajwain) – 1 pinch
  • Water as needed

Ingredients for aaloo filling:

  • Potatoes – 2 medium-sized boiled and mashed
  • tamarind pulp (imlee) – 4 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 6-7
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chiliΒ – 1 chopped
  • Salt – as per your taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

For frying:

  • Oil

Method:

For the dough:

In a bowl add flour, salt, whole cumin, carom seeds, and oil and mix well. Add water gradually and knead till a dough is formed. The dough shouldn’t be too tough nor too soft. Set aside

For the aaloo filling:

Boil potatoes; mash them and set aside. In a pan heat a tbsp of oil and add in the curry leaves, red chili powder, and cumin powder. Add little water so that the spices don’t burn. Add in the mashed potatoes and mix well till the masala is combined. Remove from heat. Next, add the chopped green chili, tamarind pulp, and salt. Mix well and let it cool before filling in the samosas.

Rolling the dough and filling:

Divide the dough in four equal parts. Take one part and roll it in circle, around 5 inches in diameter. Cut the circle from the center to get two semi-circles.

Now you need to make a cone to fill the aaloo filling in. Fold the semi-circle to form a triangle, as shown in the picture above. Seal it with water.

Fill the samosa with the filling, and seal the edges with water.

Follow the same steps to fill rest of the samosas.

Heat oil in a wok, and fry the samosas till they turn golden brown. Serve them hot with a chutney of your choice. I like them with my favourite green raita, lemon and a hot cup of tea. πŸ˜€

Do try it and share your samosa pics with me. πŸ™‚

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