Crispy Vegetarian Samosa



Ingredients(Serves 6)

For cover

  • 1 1/4 cup refined flour
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee/clarified butter

For Filling

  • 2 large potatoes boiled(slightly mashed with a spoon)
  • 1 tsp crushed dried cumin seeds( to dry put on a low heated frying pan for a while.Crush with rolling pin)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed dried pomegranate seeds(to dry put on a low heated frying pan for a while.Crush with rolling pin)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee/clarified butter(for stir frying)
  • 3 green chilies chopped finely

How to go about it(Cover)

  • Knead the flour, clarified butter and salt with a little water to make a firm dough. Cover this with a wet  cloth and set aside while we prepare our filling.

How to go about it( Filling)

  • Set a frying pan on medium heat. Add the clarified butter. Add the potatoes and the rest of the ingredients in this pan. Stir for a while. Then dish out the filling.

A Step by step on how to put together the samosa

Here’s the fillingphoto0575

Divide your dough in lemon sized balls(just a bit larger than that).Then roll out each ball


Cut in two  halves


Fold into cones


Stuff the cones with filling


Make a back-bone of the samosa.This helps it stand.

Now overlap the side with backbone to the front side. Press to close the samosa


You have a samosa that stands


Deep fry all samosas .Initially fry on medium heat for 5 minutes. This will cook the dough inside out.

Then raise heat levels, and on high flame, cook until brown and crispy.




28 thoughts on “Crispy Vegetarian Samosa

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  2. I will eat Samosa’s every day Ayesha. Yours look so delicious! Thanks for sharing and all the lovely photo’s to show how it’s done. 😀 *hugs*


    • yeps…. in our country we get this almost everywhere from street vendors but there’s something great about preparing them at home! they’re not specifically Punjabi….but generally Indian and Pakistani….! Punjab is just a province of India/Pakistan…. 😉


      • Good morning Ayesha, I spent quite a bit of time in India but the huge street samosas were sold to me as Punjabi Samosa, they were the most delicious ever as I have eaten them in all sorts of forms and yours reminded me of the ones I loved best…. Perhaps the man who made them was from the Punjab ? … ? what do you think?


      • Yes…..I agree. He must be from Punjab! and quite a few street vendors are Punjabi as opposed to those from other ethnic backgrounds….!(just my observation,others might differ) 🙂 And street vendors do that all the time. For example I often have chaat from a ‘thela’ that says ‘Kashmiri aalo chaat’. Now Chaat is there in the whole country not just Kashmir….this can confuse people 🙂


A dash of pepper will be appreciated! :*

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