Crispy Samosa Recipe

Crispy Samosa Recipe

10 mins
4-5 servings
10 mins



Hey there! Let me take you on a journey down memory lane with a recipe close to my heart - crispy samosas. I remember the first time I encountered these golden delights; it was like a symphony of flavors exploding in my mouth. Each bite brought back memories of crowded streets, bustling markets, and the comforting aroma of spices wafting through the air. Samosas have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and today, I'm excited to share with you my own rendition of this beloved snack.


Samosas hold a special place in many cultures, each with its own unique twist on the classic recipe. From the bustling streets of Delhi to the vibrant markets of Rajasthan, every region boasts its own version of this crispy treat. But no matter where you go, the one thing that remains constant is the unmistakable joy that comes with biting into a perfectly crispy samosa.



Recipe of Crispy Samosa




For Crushed Masala:

  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
  • 10-12 Black Peppercorns

For Stuffing:

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Chopped Ginger
  • 1 tsp Chopped Green Chili
  • 1 tsp Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Pudina (Mint) Powder
  • 1 tsp Amchoor (Dry Mango) Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Salt
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 2 Boiled Potatoes, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Anardana (Dry Pomegranate Seed) Powder
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Coriander
  • 1 pinch Citric Acid
  • 1/2 cup Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese), diced

For Dough:

  • 2 cups Maida (All-purpose Flour)
  • 1 tsp Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil





  1. Prepare Crushed Masala:

    • Roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, and black peppercorns in a pan.
    • Allow them to cool, then grind into a fine powder using a mortar and pestle.
  2. Prepare Stuffing:

    • Heat oil in a pan, add the crushed masala powder and let it crackle.
    • Add chopped ginger, green chili, and hing. Sauté for a while.
    • Stir in red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and cook until aromatic.
    • Add garam masala, pudina powder, amchoor powder, black salt, and sauté.
    • Mix in green peas and cook for a few minutes.
    • Add boiled and crushed potatoes, another spoon of crushed masala, anardana powder, chopped coriander, and citric acid.
    • Finally, add diced paneer, mix well, and let the mixture cool.
  3. Prepare Dough:

    • Sieve maida into a bowl and add ajwain, salt, and oil.
    • Rub the oil into the flour until it resembles bread crumbs.
    • Gradually add water to knead into a semi-hard, pliable dough.
    • Allow the dough to rest, then knead it again with a little oil.
  4. Assemble Samosas:

    • Divide the dough into equal portions and roll each portion into a thin oval shape.
    • Cut each oval into two halves.
    • Moisten the edges of each half, shape into a cone, and seal the edges.
    • Fill each cone with the prepared stuffing and seal the top edges securely.
    • Fold and seal the edges to form a triangular shape.
  5. Fry Samosas:

    • Heat oil in a kadhai over medium-low heat.
    • Deep fry the samosas in batches, initially frying on medium-low heat for 6 to 8 minutes.
    • Increase the heat to make the samosas crispy.
    • Once golden brown, remove from the kadhai and drain excess oil on a kitchen towel.
  6. Serve:

    • Serve the crispy samosas hot with sweet tamarind chutney and coriander chutney.


Enjoy the crispy and flavorful samosas as a delightful snack or appetizer!




About the Recipe:


Samosas, the quintessential Indian snack, have been tantalizing taste buds for generations. With a crispy exterior giving way to a flavorful filling of spiced potatoes and peas, these triangular delights are a favorite among food lovers worldwide. Whether enjoyed as a quick snack on the go or as a hearty appetizer at gatherings, samosas never fail to delight.



Cooking Tips:


  • Ensure the dough is kneaded well to achieve a crispy texture.
  • Fry the samosas on medium heat to avoid them becoming too oily or undercooked.
  • Seal the edges of the samosas tightly to prevent the filling from spilling out during frying.
  • Experiment with different fillings such as minced meat, paneer, or lentils to customize the recipe to your taste.



Pairing Guide:


Samosas pair perfectly with a variety of accompaniments, enhancing their flavor and texture. Here are some delicious pairing options to try:


  • Mint chutney: The cool and refreshing taste of mint complements the spicy flavors of the samosa filling.
  • Tamarind chutney: The tangy and sweet notes of tamarind add depth to the savory samosas.
  • Masala chai: The warmth of aromatic Indian tea balances the richness of the samosas, making for a delightful combination.
  • Yogurt raita: The creamy texture of yogurt raita provides a cooling contrast to the crispy samosas, making it a refreshing choice for dipping.




Frequently Asked Questions about Crispy Samosas:


  1. How do I make the samosa dough crispy?
    • To achieve a crispy texture, ensure the dough is kneaded well and rolled out thinly.
  2. Can I bake samosas instead of frying them?
    • Yes, you can bake samosas for a healthier alternative. Preheat your oven to 375°F and bake them for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. What is the best oil for frying samosas?
    • Vegetable oil or canola oil is ideal for frying samosas due to their high smoke point and neutral flavor.
  4. Can I freeze samosas before frying them?
    • Yes, you can freeze uncooked samosas for up to a month. Simply place them on a baking sheet in a single layer, freeze until firm, then transfer to a freezer bag.
  5. How do I reheat leftover samosas?
    • To reheat leftover samosas, place them on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.
  6. Can I make samosas with different fillings?
    • Absolutely! Get creative with your fillings and try variations like minced meat, cheese, or even mixed vegetables.
  7. What is the origin of samosas?
    • Samosas are believed to have originated in the Middle East before spreading to India and other parts of Asia. They were introduced to India by traders from Central Asia.
  8. Are samosas vegetarian?
    • Traditional samosas are vegetarian, filled with spiced potatoes and peas. However, non-vegetarian versions with meat fillings are also popular.
  9. What is the best dipping sauce for samosas?
    • Mint chutney, tamarind chutney, and yogurt raita are popular choices for dipping samosas.
  10. Can I make samosas ahead of time for a party?
    • Yes, you can prepare the samosas ahead of time and fry them just before serving to ensure they are crispy and fresh. Alternatively, you can freeze them and fry them straight from the freezer when needed.