Displaced Stay At Home Californian in rural N. Carolina

The Many Faces of Joy

The Many Faces of Joy

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Samosas

A couple of weekends ago we found a beautiful picnic area that had a pond, a swing, picnic tables and sunshine and so I planned a picnic with several other families and we headed out there to enjoy some NC sunshine.  Surprisingly for us, sunshine has been hard to come by lately, with tropical storm Andrea tearing things up with wind and rain I feel like we are living back in Portland with the drippy green trees and standing puddles.  And aside from the millions of ticks that we encountered and kept brushing off while we were there, it was very very nice.

I wanted to make something yummy, picnic-y and easy to eat with our fingers and I decided that samosas was the perfect food.  I looked around online for a good recipe and decided instead to combine 3 or 4 recipes.  And here is the ingredients list I used for the dough:

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon sooji (semolina flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 11/2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup minus 2 tablespoon lukewarm water 
And for the filling:

  • 3 large boiled potatoes, peeled and chopped into very small cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 chopped green chilies (take seeds out)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon amchur (mango powder)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup green peas (frozen)
Here are some pictures of the process:

I am going to assume you all know how to cook and not walk you through it step by step.  Make the dough.  Make the filling.  Bake or fry, both are delicious.  They turned out very nice and spicy and I paired it with a delicious mango chutney made by Tiger Tiger which can be bought at any international food shop or World Market.


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