Crispy Homemade Samosa – A Classic Indian Snack

Traditional Indian Samosa - Perfect Snack for Every Occasion

Dive into the world of Indian cuisine with this delicious and crispy homemade Samosa recipe. A beloved snack across India, samosas are triangular pastries filled with a spicy and savory mixture of potatoes, peas, and spices, encased in a crispy crust.

Crispy Homemade Samosa – A Classic Indian Snack

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 25 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 45 mins
Cooking Temp: 170  °C Servings: 4 Calories: Approximately 262
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the Dough:

For the Filling:


  1. Dough Preparation:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and oil or ghee. Gradually add water and knead into a firm dough. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Filling Preparation:
    • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, ginger, and green chilies. Sauté for a minute.
    • Add mashed potatoes, peas, garam masala, coriander powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
    • Turn off the heat and add chopped coriander leaves. Allow the mixture to cool.
  3. Assembling Samosas:
    • Divide the dough into equal-sized balls. Roll each ball into a thin oval shape.
    • Cut it into two semi-circles. Take one semi-circle, apply water along the edges, and form a cone shape.
    • Fill the cone with the potato-pea mixture and seal the edges.
  4. Frying Samosas:
    • Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Fry the samosas on medium heat until golden brown.
    • Drain on absorbent paper.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 262kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Total Carbohydrate 35g12%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Protein 4g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Indian cuisine, Samosa recipe, crispy snack, vegetarian dish, spicy filling

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I bake samosas instead of frying?

Yes, you can bake them at 180°C (350°F) for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

How can I make the samosas spicier?

Increase the amount of green chilies or add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the filling.

What are some common dipping sauces for samosas?

Mint chutney and tamarind chutney are popular choices.

Can I freeze samosas?

Yes, you can freeze uncooked samosas and fry or bake them later.

Is there a gluten-free alternative for the dough?

Yes, you can use gluten-free flour blends available in the market.

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