Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

Carol had asked for this in the forums, hope this helps:) This is a real "must have" in my house on a rainy day or when terribly hungry or even as an appetizer at parties. Please note that the potatoes, onions and green chillies listed in the Dough portion belong in the Filling portion of the recipe. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the flour, oil and salt.
  2. Add a little water, until mixture becomes crumbly.
  3. Keep adding water, kneading the mixture till it becomes a soft pliable dough.
  4. Cover with a moist cloth and set aside for 20 minutes.
  5. Beat dough on a work surface and knead again.
  6. Cover and set aside.
  8. Heat 3 tbsp oil.
  9. Add ginger, garlic, green chillies and few coriander seeds.
  10. Stir fry for 1 minute, add onions and saute till light brown.
  11. Add cilantro (fresh coriander), lemon juice, turmeric, red chili, salt and garam masala.
  12. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  13. Add potatoes.
  14. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  15. Set aside and allow to cool.
  16. Divide dough into 10 equal portions.
  17. Use a rolling pin, roll a piece of dough into a 5" oval.
  18. Cut into 2 halves.
  19. Run a moist finger along the diameter.
  20. Roll around finger to make a cone.
  21. Place a tablespoon of the filling into the cone.
  22. Seal the third side using a moist finger.
  23. Deep fry the samosas on low to medium heat until light brown.
  24. Serve with tomato sauce or any chutney you love.
Most Helpful

Instead of making the shell by hand, use Phillo Dough ... its not too far from the real thing and saves *lots* of time. Also good to spray on olive oil and bake in an oven till golden brown for a low-fat healthy version

taufiq h October 06, 2002

These hit the spot. I added cashew pieces to a few of these and they turned out nicely as well.

Carol Bullock December 10, 2001

a real flavor delight but a bit involved ... would be a good one to make with my nephews.

Aerial Goyle December 16, 2001