Vegetable samosa Recipe

The vegetable samosa is a popular Indian snack and is one of my favorite tea time treats. It is pastry filled with an assortment of vegetables of your choice. Here is an easy guide to making the samosa in your very kitchen.


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
MethodMain Ingredient


 Refined flour1 Cup (16 tbs) (Maida - For outer cover)
 Warm oil3 Tablespoon (For outer cover)
 Water2 Tablespoon (Adjust the quantity of water to knead it into a nice smooth dough.)
 Boiled potatoes2 , mashed (peeled)
 Finely chopped onions2 Medium
 Finely chopped carrot4 Tablespoon
 Green peas1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), boiled
 Oil200 Milliliter (For frying)
 Turmeric powder1 Pinch
 Garam masala powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ginger1⁄2 Inch, crushed to a fine paste
 Garlic1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed to a fine paste
 Finely chopped green chillies2
 Finely chopped coriander leaves2 Tablespoon (dhania)
 Salt To Taste


Make a smooth dough out of the ingredients for the dough. Knead well so that you have a smooth dough to make your delicious samosas. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for about 15 minutes.

Take a pan and add a tbsp of oil (you can add another tbsp if you desire but I feel nice when I do reduce the quantity at any stage of cooking). Add the green chillies, ginger, garlic, onion and sauté. When the onions are almost done add the dry masala powders and mix well. Add salt to taste and blend well.

Make a small round ball with the dough and make it out into a circle of approximately 6” diameter. Cut into halves forming 2 semi-circles. Roll it around your fingers and make a nice cone. Put in 1-2 tbsp of the filling mixture. Close the ends. Make samosas similarly out of the rest dough and filling. Deep fry in oil and drain the excess oil. Serve with ketchup or the traditional coriander-mint chutney.



Anonymous says :

you never mention about the potatoes in the preparation.
Posted on: 1 August 2010 - 3:55pm

Anonymous says :

I LOVE samosas and can't believe anyone would ruin them with ketchup! PLEASE NO!!!!!
Posted on: 12 December 2009 - 5:41pm