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How To Make The Perfect Punjabi Samosa Recipe

Samosas are a beloved snack part of the Indian cuisine, and for good reason! They're crispy, flavorful, and easy to make. Here's a step-by-step guide to making perfect samosas.
Prep Time35 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 10
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Elle John


For the samosa pastry

  • 1 ½ cup All Purpose Flour Plain Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Ajwain Carrom Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Water As required

For the potato filling

  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • ½ tablespoon Fresh Chopped Ginger
  • 1 each Green Chilli
  • ½ teaspoon Hing Asafoetida
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • Fresh Chopped Coriander To Taste
  • 1 teaspoon Lime Juice Or Lemon Juice
  • 350 g Potatoes Peeled Boiled and Diced


  • Start with the dough. Combine flour, salt, carrom seeds, baking soda, and oil in a bowl and mix until the ingredients are well combined. Then, add water a little at a time until the dough is soft but not sticky. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, then cover it and set it aside to rest for 30 minutes.
  • While the dough is resting, prepare the filling. For this recipe, I like to use potatoes and spices like cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds, green chiles, chaat masala, ginger. You can really use any filling you like though - chicken, lamb, or even just mix vegetables would be delicious.
  • To assemble the samosas, divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, then flatten it into a disc. Place 2 tablespoons of filling in the center of each disc, then fold up the edges to form a triangle. Pinch the edges together to seal them well.
  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot. When the oil is hot, carefully add the samosas and fry them until they're golden brown and crispy.


Serve hot with chutney or dipping sauce.


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg