Samosa is probably the only snack food that is found all over India in different shapes tastes and sizes and is also favorite chaat in many parts of India. It can make for a perfect tea-time snack on a dull rainy day. These can also be the perfect appetizers before embarking on a rich Indian meal
In case you didn’t know, Samosa is a stuffed pastry / dumpling usually filled with either vegetables or meat. Though it is also prepared by baking, most Indian varieties are deep-fried. Previously I had posted a video on how to prepare Samosa
North Indian Samosas usually have a filling of mashed potatoes and are served with Chutneys. The South Indian varieties are filled with a mixture of vegetables and Chutneys are usually not part of the standard menu when serving them.
Perhaps the most difficult part in making a Samosa is getting those perfect triangular shapes. But with a little practice and a little more food love, you should be able to make them without a problem (like my mom says ).
Serve them as an appetizer with Mint Chutney or thoroughly enjoy them as an evening snack.
Three Samosa Recipes are featured here:
- Mixed Vegetable Samosa
- Aloo Samosa
- Sweet Samosa
Also included (see at the end) is a Green Chutney recipe to serve your Samosas.
Samosa Tip: To get crispy samosa outer cover, add some rice flour to the dough. You can also add a pinch of soda to the cooking oil to add to the crispiness. Continue reading