Samosas are very common here and is one among the most common opted snack for the evenings. I still remember, during my school days, after classes, along with my friends, we used to hang out at the small street vendors then for these hot hot samosas. It was real fun and we used to have plenty number of them. Later my mom used to make them at home and she used to make them with so many kind of fillings.
I have been having this in mind for some time to make, but somehow it did not happen. Once I made, but could not shoot as my kids started picking off the moment I started frying them and placing them on paper towels !!! So this time I prepared the fillings and kept aside and when they took their afternoon nap, I went on with my work. So this time I could shoot without them troubling me and running away with the ones I have kept for the shoot !!! lol….
This is very simple. I have used the samosa sheets that you get from the stores. You could make your own sheets and is the same as the Spring Roll Sheets. The only difference in the folding. For spring roll you fold them to rolls and for samosas into small triangles. My kids and husband just loved these and it was over within no time.
Servings 12-14 nos
2 medium sized potatoes
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup grated cheese ( any cheese of your choice)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
1 tbsp All purpose flour + water to form a thick paste for sealing.
. Leave the samosa sheets to thaw from freezer before starting.
. Wash and clean the potatoes and cook them till soft and mushy, either in a pressure cooker or by boiling them.
. When warm, mash them thoroughly and mix in the cheese,corn, coriander leaves and salt.
. Gently take one sheet and fold them to triangles, keeping one side open.
. Take a spoonful of the filling and fill the pastry sheet. Then to close them, just apply a little all purpose flour paste that helps in closing the open side.
. In a deep bottom pan, heat the oil for frying. Deep fry the samosas or pastries.
. Serve hot along with tomato sauce and enjoy a wonderful snack.