Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cocktail Samosas - Perfect Snack

We had some friends come over this weekend and they insisted they would just have tea. So I thought I would make the perfect snack considering the cold weather....cocktail samosas. These are very easy to make and no big time skills required. Cocktail samosas are usually small in size. You can use the same method to make bigger samosas like the ones you get in any chaat shop. I made them with a simple potato and onion stuffing. You can use your imagination adding spinach, peas, carrots, beans, jalepenos or just make with paneer.

For Samosas -
1 1/2 Cup Maida/All purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kalonji/ kala jeera

For Filling -
3 Big potatoes (boiled and mashed)
1 Onion (chopped)
jeera seeds
corriander seeds
dry red chillies
green chillies (chopped)
corriander leaves (chopped)
garam masala powder

Dry roast the jeera, corriander seeds and dry red chillies. Grind them once done. Mix all the filling ingredients together. {If you want you can saute all the ingredients}

Make a dough out of the ingredients mentioned for the samosas. Make small rounds and flatten them using little oil. Because we are using Maida for the samosas, oil will help us in rolling them better. Cut it into two halves. Fold them to make it like a pocket. Fill it with the potato filling. And close the corners by pressing them nicely. Prepare all the samosas and keep them aside.

Deep Fry them just when your guests arrive so that you can serve them piping hot.


  1. is that a salt biscuit i see in the photograph? didn't see it mentioned in the ingredients. : )

  2. LOL. I'm sure her kid must have been eating it or she must have been snacking on it while cooking ;)