Rajasthani cuisine was influenced by both the war-like lifestyles of its inhabitants and the availability of ingredients in this arid region. Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred. Scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables have all had their effect on the cooking. It is also known for its snacks like Bhujia, Mirchi Bada and Pyaaj Kachori and Samosa.
A samosa is a fried or baked dish with a Savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions and other stuffing. The samosa contains Wheat flour or maida flour shell stuffed with some filling, generally a mixture of mashed boiled potato, onions, green peas, spices and green chili. The entire pastry is then deep-fried to a golden brown color, in oil. It is served hot and is often eaten with fresh Indian chutney, such as mint, coriander or tamarind. Samosas are often served in chaat, along with the traditional accompaniments of yogurt, chutney, chopped onions, coriander, and chaat masala.
This very popular and all time favorite snack is not at all from India, The origin of this super tasty snack is from middle east. They used to fill the meat filling in this samosa and enjoy them. Its Originally called 'sambosa', the Indian samosa was actually introduced to the country sometime between the 13th and 14th century by traders of the Middle East.And I love this Potato and peas veg stuffing and Indian touch of spices in it. I have fried some onions in this filling and made the mixture of samosa filling. These are the Rajsthani style samosa and our Sunday was
awesome with this Samosas and Hot hot Chai ki chuski. Well, I enjoyed these tempting samosa with my coffee...You guys enjoy them with anything you love and check out the recipe below :)
How to make Masala Tea?
1 cup milk
4 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Tea
1. Crush the cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon in mortar.
2. Heat a saucepan with water, ginger and pepper and bring to a boil.
3. Remove the pan from the heat, cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
4. Add the milk and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil.
5. Remove from the heat and add the tea.
6. Cover and let steep for few minutes.
Stir the chai, then strain it into a warmed teapot or directly into teacups.
Enjoy this chai with hot samosa!
Your super hot Chai is ready to serve!!!
How to make Samosa?
2 Cup All purpose Flour
3 Tbsp Oil
1/4 tsp Carom seeds
3-4 drops of Lemon juice
4 Potatoes, Medium size, Boiled
1/2 Cup Green Peas, Boiled
1/4 Cup Carrot, Boiled and finely chopped
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Coriander seeds
1 small Cinnamon stick
1/4 Cup Onion, Finely Chopped
5-6 Curry leaves
3-4 Green Chilly, Finely chopped
1 inch Ginger, grated
1/2 tsp Red chilly Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
Salt to taste
Oil to Fry
1. Take a big bowl and add APF, Salt, Oil and Carom seeds , and lemon juice mix them all well and make stiff and tight dough. (Note: Addition of Lemon Juice makes the cover of Samosa more crunchy.)
2. Heat a pan with oil and add mustard seeds, let them crackle and add Cloves, cinnamon stick, chopped Onions, Green chilly, Curry leaves, Ginger and cook them until Onions turns light pink. Add all the spices including salt and cook for seconds.
3. Now add Boiled and mashed Potatoes and boiled Green Peas and boiled carrot in it and mix it very well. sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves on the mixture and your samosa stuffing is ready. let the mixture come on room temperature.
4. Now make medium size small balls from the dough, roll out the dough ball by keeping it little thick, then divide the round Poori into two halves and lift one part in your hands, apply some water on the edges and fold it in a cone shape.
6. Like same way, prepare all the samosas. Now deep fry the samosas on medium heat until they get brown and crispy from all the sides.
7. Drain out the fried samosas on tissue paper to remove excess oil and your super delicious Samosas are ready to serve with hot cup of tea or coffee!!
You can serve it with green chutney, or Tamarind chutney or simply with Tomato ketchup too!!!!