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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Samosa Recipe-Traditional Potato Samosa Recipe-How to make Samosa

Making traditional samosa at home is not as difficult as we all think. If you follow the cooking instructions given below, you can make delicious samosas at home. Though I have used potato stuffing, you can add steamed vegetables like carrot, beans, peas along with potatoes and make vegetable samosa. I have already posted onion samosa, today we will see how to make the traditional samosa with potato filling.


Samosa Recipe-Traditional Samosa Recipe with Potato filling

Samosa Recipe

 Prep Time : 20 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Yields: 10-12 samosas
 Recipe CategorySnacks
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed (for outer cover)

   All purpose flour/ maida - 1 cup
   Carom seeds/Ajwain/omam - 1/4 tsp (optional)
   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Salt - approx 1/2 tsp

   Ingredients for the potato filling

   Onion - 1
   Green chilli -1
   Ginger - 1/2 inch piece

   Potato - 3 medium size
   Coriander leaves - few (optional)

   Chilli powder -1 tsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Coriander powder -1 tsp
   Cumin powder -1/2 tsp

   Lemon juice to taste

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Cumin seeds/jeera seeds -1 tsp

Method for preparing the outer cover

In a bowl mix together all purpose flour, salt and oil nicely with your finger tips.The flour should be well mixed with the oil. This is done to get crispy samosas.

Then add carom seeds, water little at a time and make a stiff dough.

Cover it with a damp cloth (to prevent it from drying) and let the dough rest for 20 minutes. In the meantime we will prepare the stuffing.

Preparation for stuffing

Pressure cook potatoes, peel the skin and cut it into cubes or mash it slightly.

Finely chop onions, ginger and green chilli.


Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add jeera seeds, when it sizzles, add onions, ginger, green chillies and saute until onions turn transparent.

Then add coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and salt needed. Mix well, cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add cubed potatoes, coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame.

Add few drops of lemon juice to taste. Now our potato stuffing is ready.

samosa dough and potato filling

We will proceed to prepare the samosas -

What you need - oil for deep frying samosas

Make balls from the dough depending on the size of samosas needed. If you want a small samosa, make a small ball and a slightly bigger ball for a bigger samosa.

Now take a ball of dough and roll it out very thinly in an oval or round shape. You do not have to be too perfect. Cut it into half as shown in the picture below.

Traditional samosa preparation

Now wet the straight side with little water using your finger tips.

Fold it in such a way that you get a cone (see picture below). First bring one edge to the center, then bring the other edge and place it overlapping the first. Now you will get a cone as shown below.

making samosa

Fill the cone with potato stuffing. See to it that you fill even the tip of the cone.

Now wet the circumference of the cone with water using your finger tips for sticking.

Stick together and fold it. If there is excess length at the back, you can make a pleat (see first pic below) and then fold it to form a triangle. Make it sit and shape it nicely. You can make a design using a fork.(see picture below)

Wow!! Look at the triangular shaped samosa with potato filling inside sitting beautifully.

How to make samosa

Now repeat the same process for the rest of the dough. All the samosas are sitting (pic below) waiting to be fried in oil.

Now heat oil in a kadai. To check if the oil is hot enough, drop a small piece of dough into the oil, if it raises to the surface immediately, then the oil is hot enough to fry the samosas.

Now reduce the flame to medium and maintain the same oil temperature throughout frying. Drop 2-3 samosas into the oil gently and fry both sides until golden brown.

Fry the rest of the samosas in the same way.

potato samosa

Now you can make lovely samosas just like you get in hotels and road side stalls at your home itself.

Serve Samosa with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

I am sure you will love my Onion Samosa Recipe with step wise pictures and cooking instructions and also my collection of Indian Snacks Recipes.

Note -I have not yet tried baking samosas. Once I try it, I will update it here.

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  1. Hi padhuka urs samosa is looking great thanx for sharing the recipe

  2. Tried your onion samosa today for tea time. Came out well. Will try this next weekend. Thanks for posting step by step recipe.

  3. my favourite snack of childhood days...

  4. I am most decidedly not of Indian decent :) This is my first time making anything Indian, so I thought I would start with my restaurant favorite. Your recipe looked easy to follow! They came out really well! The dough was SUPER easy (and I hate making dough). The only problem I came across is that the filling was a little less flavorful than I was hoping and used to. Perhaps next time I will use half the potato? It did make a LOT of filling! The flavors are definitely delicious, just not strong at all. Also, my filling is very dry.
    Thank you so much for a successful first recipe! I can't wait to try other dishes on your blog!

  5. I tried samosa,it was a blockbuster hit.We were out of samosa to stop eating it.Thank you so much.Good luck in posting new innovative recipes.

  6. Tasty n easy receipe

  7. Hi I made this today. The edges were crispy but the rest of the Samosa was tough and not so crispy. Did I fry too long ? Or did I not roll the dough thin enough? Please can you give me tips on improving the crispness? Thanks!

    1. For crispy somosas, the rolled out dough should very thin.

  8. It's really a nice recipe. I tried and it came out very well!

  9. i am just a kid but i am going to try it.

  10. Going to try this thanks for sharing.

  11. Wow....it's really yummy....

  12. they are so easy to make and are so tasty

  13. Am going to try it today .. Am new to cooking so for past one year I cook only ur receipes ... Keep posting ... Thanks for ur wonderful job ..

  14. I've just made your delicious potato filling! I'm using it in puffed pastry hand pies, which are baked with an egg wash on top for browning. I can tell you that they are amazing. I am making them for a NYE party tomorrow and wanted to let you know that baking is good too! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe :)

  15. Padhuji, samosas came out very well. Our family enjoyed them with tea. I made green chutney also. That became a hit. Thanks for the recipe.

  16. If we use wheat flour instead of maida

  17. Simply super pa...any doubts means immediately i will search urs blog only...your simple english can easily understable by everyone....romba alatamma azhaga solringa...neraya inum neenga post pananum...neenga happy ah irukanum­čśä


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