How to Make a Samosa

How to Make a Samosa. If you're an Indian food lover, you've likely tried one of that cuisine's most popular appetizers, the samosa. These are deep-fried or baked pastries filled with anything from a vegetable-potato mixture to meat. Restaurants typically serve samosas hot with various types of chutney. Follow these steps to make a traditional samosa filled with a delicious potato mixture.

Mix flour, salt and butter together. Slowly add water and knead until you make a soft dough. Set aside the dough for your outer pastry under a moist cloth.

Peel, boil and chop potatoes. Lightly mash them in a bowl and set aside.

Heat two tablespoons of oil in a small frying pan and add onions and green chili. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes on medium high heat. Add peas and continue sautéing another 3 to 4 minutes. Add ground ginger, salt, red chili powder, cilantro leaves and coriander. Saute for 1 minute.

Mix peas, onion and spice mixture with your mashed potatoes.

Make small balls out of your dough. Roll out into 5- to 6-inch thin circles with a rolling pin. Cut circles into 2 halves.

Form one semi-circle into a cone shape using water to help mold it. Fill cone with your potato mixture. Add the other semi-circle cone on top and close all sides using several drops of water to seal the sides.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium heat. Deep fry samosas on medium heat until they're golden brown.