10 Best Samosa Recipes

10 Best Samosa Recipes

 

 

 

 

 

 

What would be the answer to your prayers in this sweltering heat? Untimely spells of shower, yes! They are the harbinger of the much awaited rains, nursing the otherwise tormented soul. When the sky turns breezy grey leaving behind its might and glow, you know it is going to shower some happiness onto you. One of the best ways to celebrate this shift in the season is to sit in your balcony with a cup of steaming chai or coffee, munch on those deep fried tidbits and let the pitter-patter transport you to another world.

For those who think it not the time for crispy friedbhajjis, pakoras or onion rings, we’ve got one of the most loved snacks of the nation that needs no introduction and certainly no special occasion to be served on to your plates – the mighty samosa. The pride of North India, joyously embraced throughout the length and breadth of the country, samosa has been bringing smiles on millions of faces since time immemorial. The classic aloo-stuffed pastry is not only one of the most popular street snacks in the country but is enthusiastically prepared in many local kitchens as well.

samosa

The entire process of making this parcel of delight is so captivating that you can’t help but stare at it for minutes altogether. From the nearly-perfect flavourful masala without which the desi pastry would never make for its iconic status, the meticulous rolling of dough to stuffing it the right way and finally letting each pastry into a kadahi full of oil. The sight of samosa getting deep fried to perfection is most delightful to the eyes. And what more can we explain? For when fried samosas reach you – sitting beside tomato or coriander chutney -words fail you, senses are in a swoon and all you know is that you just can’t wait for others to start or for ‘it’ to cool down considerably.

One of my fondest memories associated with samosas would be my mother’s love for a locally made bite sized variant. Though I liked them little for my undying love for the bigger, aloo-stuffed ones, my mom would relish these tiny pastries stuffed with nothing but a mix of flavourful masalas sans potatoes. These tiny delights were so loved in my family (even among the distant relatives) that whenever we visited anyone and not carried these we would invariably face the rant, “Allahabad se ayein hai aur masala samosa kaise nahi laye?” (How can anyone from Allahabad not get us those samosas?).

hari ram & sons

Hari Ram & Sons has been one of the oldest in local snack and sweet making business in Allahabad, they go back to being operational since the 1800’s and are extremely popular for their tiny masala stuffed samosas. I would describe the masala quite similar to the one usually stuffed in kachoris.

Similar to Hari Ram & Sons of Allahabad every corner of the country boasts of small eateries or food stalls that do exciting versions of this popular delicacy. Purely, for the love of fried samosas, we bring to you 10 spectacular variants of this desi pastry. Replace aloo with ingredients of your choice, let loose the reigns of imagination and arrive at your own personal version of the well-loved samosa. To begin with, allow us to inspire you a little with our best samosa recipes.
1. Baked Paneer Samosa
Recipe by Aditya Bal & Devanshi

The classic samosa recipe with a twist of cottage cheese, baked to perfection.

paneer samosa

2.  Gujarati Samosa
Recipe by Uma Singh, Farsaan Restaurant

Samosa made Gujarati style, stuffed with a mix of green peas and masalas.

Gujarati samosa
3. Masala Onion Patti Samosa
Recipe by Chef Prem Kumar Pogakula, The Imperial

This one comes with a flavourful masala onion filling.

Masala Onion Samosa

4. Moong Dal Samosa
Recipe by Niru Gupta

A mix of moong dal and subtle spices stuffed in dough and deep fried.

moong dal samosa

5. Mushroom Samosa
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta

For those who can’t resist mushrooms. Stuff them in and fry away

Mushroom Samosa

   

6. Classic Samosa
Recipe by Niru Gupta

The best-loved, most celebrated recipe, simplified.

 Classic Samosa

7. Noodles Samosa
Recipe by Nishtha Asrani

For those who love fusion cooking, skip potatoes and stuff in some noodles

Noodles Samosa

 

8. Punjabi Samosa
Recipe by Niru Gupta

Pockets of dough stuffed a mouthwatering mixture, deep fried.

9. Singhara Atta Samosa
Recipe by Niru Gupta

Fasting or simply calorie conscious, these singhara atta samosas are as good as the classic version.

Singhara atta samosa

10. Keema Samosa
Recipe by Jitendra Kumar, Executive Chef, Lake Palace Hotel

For the love of meat, samosas stuffed with keema and fried till golden brown.

[Source  NDTV]

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