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Samosa on Your Mind? Here’s a Simple Recipe to Help Cook Your Favourite Snack

Craving a hot samosa? Check out a simple recipe for making India's favourite snack at home.

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Updated:April 12, 2020, 12:30 PM IST
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Samosa on Your Mind? Here’s a Simple Recipe to Help Cook Your Favourite Snack
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Since the coronavirus became a pandemic, the World Health Organisation has advised citizens of the world to quarantine themselves and avoid unnecessary travel as a precautionary step to fight the deadly COVID-19. People have given in to the non-availability of domestic help to accomplish our day-to-day activities amidst the lockdown. In these trying times, when many of you are getting by with three meals a day with great difficulty, it feels like a far-fetched desire to satiate favourite food pangs.

Not all of us are blessed with exceptional culinary expertise and can cook up a great deal for themselves.

However, wouldn’t it be a blessing if there are some easy homemade recipes to help bust foodie’s stress?

Here’s a simple recipe which promises delicious results if you are majorly missing that plateful of samosas. Just with the help of a few easy-to-find ingredients at home, you will be dishing out your favourite snack with you licking your fingers by the end of it.

Ingredients needed to make veg samosas


1. 2 cup maida / plain flour

2. ½ cup water

3. ¼ tsp ajwain (carom seeds); ½ tsp salt and ¼ cup oil


4. 2 tsp oil

5. 1 tsp cumin / jeera; ½ tsp crushed coriander seeds; ½ tsp saunf(fennel); pinch hing (asafetida)

6. About an inch of finely chopped ginger

7. 1 finely chopped green chilli

8. ½ cup matar(peas)

9. ½ tsp red chilli powder; ½ tsp coriander powder; ¼ tsp jeera (cumin) powder; ½ tsp aamchur( dry mango powder); ½ tsp garam masala; ¼ tsp crushed pepper.

10. 4 boiled & mashed potato

11. 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

Salt according to taste

Note: You can make samosas by using any stuffing of your choice, be it the good-ol’ aloo, chow or sweetcorn.



Mix all the dry ingredients first and start kneading by slowly adding water. Check the texture and include oil when it starts coming together.

(Note: It’s actually quite simple though however if this part seems rather tough, think of the clay-play days during childhood.)


Mix all the ingredients thoroughly, make sure all the components are evenly distributed.


Step 1: Squeeze a ball sized dough and roll it into an oval shape.

Step 2: Divide it into 2 equal halves with a knife.

Step 3: Dab it with water and form a cone out of it carefully.

Step 4: Stuff a spoonful of primed masala inside the cone.

Step 5: Repeat step 3 on the edges this time.

Step 6: Press the edges together and seal it firmly.

Step 7: Deep-fry the samosa in a heated pan with oil over low flame.

Step 8: Stir the samosa occasionally, for at least 15 minutes.

Finally, drain off the samosa over kitchen paper once it turns golden.

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