This aloo samosa recipe, sometimes known as a somoso, is perfect to add to your book of Iftar recipes. This easy samosa recipe is perfect for vegetarians as well as vegans. This video shows you how to make the samosa dough, how to make the samosa filling, how to fold samosa, and how to fry samosa.
This Indian potato recipe makes a crispy samosa with an onion filling that can also be put in the freezer to make frozen recipes ready for all your Ramadan recipes. This potato samosa filling can also be used in an onion samosa recipe. A vegetarian potato recipe that is best served as potato starters with some homemade raita or mint green chutney.
Samosas are THE PERFECT make-ahead starters because I can just freeze them. Then when I need them, I simply fry them, and voila I am done! That is why they are so popular during Ramadan. People mass-prepare them in the prior months to allow them to make them quickly for iftar.
There are so many different samosa dough recipes out there. As a general rule, they are all pretty similar. However, I love the taste of carom seeds, so I always add a teaspoon to this dough recipe. Feel free to omit if you’re not a fan.
The oil added to this dough is a key factor in ensuring that the samosa is crispy and flaky. Too little oil will make the samosa crust hard, so it is important that you add enough oil. Just as important as it is to add the oil it is important that the oil is evenly distributed within the dough. Otherwise, you may end up with some hard aloo samosas and some oily samosas.
Now, the amount of water you will need to add may change as this is dependent on many other factors. Adding a lot of water will add more moisture to the dough creating tiny air pockets in the crusts. This will end up creating a lot of bubbles in the dough. It is important that you add the minimal amount of water and then add water slowly until a dough is formed. This gives the samosas a much smoother and crispier crust.
Alternatively, you can bake these aloo samosas. I have baked them before, and it is possible but deep frying the samosas tastes much better. However, if you are looking for a healthier alternative you can bake them. Brush the samosas with some oil. Then bake in the middle of a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4 for 35-40 minutes. The colour won’t turn out to be golden brown like the fried ones. These potato samosas will have darkened in colour simply.
You could also use store-bought pastry sheets instead of making the homemade dough as I do in my keema samosas and my chicken spring rolls recipes. Sometimes I do this if I have any leftovers. I know some people prefer samosas with store-bought pastries and some prefer it with homemade dough. However, you choose to make these aloo samosas I can guarantee that you will love them.
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