Samosa – You can make Indian appetizers at home, these are spicy filled fried dumplings.

This is a quick and easy Indian snack.  I love these when I go to an Indian restaurant, they are like deep-fried dumplings.

samosas on a plate


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samosas on a plate


 You can make Indian appetizers at home, these are spicy filled fried dumplings.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Samosa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 64kcal


  • 1 cup all purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1/4 cup water you may need more
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ajwain optional

Somosa Stuffing

  • 1 pound potatoes (boiled, peeled & mashed)
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas (boiled)
  • 1-2 Green Chilies (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander finely chopped
  • Few chopped Cashews (optional)
  • Few Raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tesapoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry Mango powder( Amchur) optional
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • How to make samosa: For Cover: Mix all the ingredients (salt, oil, ajwain) except water. Add a little water at a time. Pat and knead well for several times into a soft pliable dough. 
  • Cover it with moist Muslin cloth and keep aside for 15 minutes. For Stuffing : In a bowl add mashed potatoes and all dry masalas (salt, chili powder, mango powder, garam masala) and green chilles, ginger and Mix well. Add green peas, cashews and raisins and mix well. Add coriander and keep aside.
  •  To Proceed : Make small rolls of dough and roll it into a 4"-5" diameter circle. Cut it into two parts like semi-circle. Now take one semi circle and fold it like a cone. Use water while doing so. Place a spoon of filling in the cone and seal the third side using a drop of water. Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry till golden brown (fry on a medium flame).


Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Yvette

    5 stars
    OMG, Yummy~~love them.

    Years ago, my neighbor brought some over, I never had these before, and now I can’t get enough.

    It’s one of my favorite recipes!!

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