What is the chief component of a samosa?

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A samosa is a deep-fried snack with so many calories. But still, it is the favorite of many people. This is the most relished snack with a hot cup of tea during winter evenings or during rains also.

The main ingredients needed to make one’s favorite samosa are:

For the Dough

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Stuffing

  • 1 cup grated paneer (optional)
  • 2 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and grated
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1-inch ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp whole coriander seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder

These fried patties (samosas) can be stuffed with veggies or meat or Nutrela whatever one likes. No matter how simple you choose to keep your filling, a touch of spice is non-negotiable. But still, the most important ingredients that one uses in samosa are Potato and Maida.

These small cones of maida need a little practice to make with perfection because they might not get a proper shape when a naive cook tries them. Thus, some practice and a lot of fun go into their making.

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24