All festive occasions are cheat days. So put away that diet chart and celebrate a guilt free Holi with all kinds of gloriously deep-fried snacks including gujiyas and samosas. Oye Kake, the vegetarian Amritsari restaurant in Mumbai celebrates Holi with a special thali that will be available all this week. Chef Milan Gupta shares his recipe for the miniature version of a favourite Indian snack: the samosa.
Ingredients (Makes 25)
For Samosa Dough
250 gm – Maida
40 gm – Dalda
3 gm – Ajwain
20 gm – Salt
50 ml – Water
For samosa filling
125 gm – Boiled potato
60 gm – Boiled green peas
5 gm – Green chilli paste
15 gm – Ginger paste
15 gm – Garlic paste
3 gm – Whole coriander seeds
2 gm – Fennel seeds
2 gm – Cumin seeds
3 gm – Garam masala powder
3 gm – Coriander seed powder
3 gm – Cumin seed powder
3 gm – Turmeric powder
3 gm – Red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Black salt to taste
20 gm – Chopped coriander
Sufficient cooking oil to deep fry
*Sieve the maida, add ajwain and salt.
*Heat dalda and water together and add to the maida mix.
*Knead the maida into a tight dough and keep aside covered with a wet cloth.
*For the samosa filling, heat oil in a pan and add the cumin, fennel and coriander seeds.
*After they crackle, add the ginger paste, garlic paste and the green chilli paste and saute well.
*Next add all the powdered spices – turmeric, garam masala, coriander, cumin and red chilli powders – and saute until the masalas are cooked well.
*To this mix, add boiled and crushed potato, boiled green peas, black salt, salt and lastly, the chopped coriander leaves.
*Make even-sized balls of the samosa dough.
*Roll them out in an oval shape and cut into halves.
*Fold two halves to make samosa patties and stuff the filling into it.
*Seal them tightly, taking care that they don’t break while frying.
*Deep fry until golden brown and serve.