Tuesday 5 December 2017

Samosa Air fried

Samosa (Air Fried)   

Who doesn't know Samosa. This is the one dish extremely popular through out the length and breadth of our country. This is served on all occasions. Guests visiting home - bring samosa to serve. Kids passed with good scores, time to celebrate - let's enjoy samosas. So one dish that is a hit since our  childhood and available with massive variants ranging from potato to paneer, onion to noodles etc is samosa.

When I was thinking of putting this dish in my blog, I tried to study its  history and I was amused to find that this is a dish brought to our country from Middle East by the traders of 13th / 14th century. There it was usually filled with meat and mutton. Amazed also to know that Ameer Khusro was a big fan of samosas. In India it was given a different more vegetarian look by filling patotoes, peas, paneer, onions etc.

Now a days in NCR you will find samosa chaat very frequently. Here Samosas are crushed and tossed with onion, coriander green chutney, curd, choley and served to delight your taste buds. So now I was desperate to make this for my family and of course my challenge was to give it a twist by making it healthy and tasty. I recently bought an air frier and thought of making it without deep frying it. However family was too reluctant to have samosas that too not deep fried. So I made both versions and presented them with option.

Believe me very soon whole house was much more fascinated with air fried one. Taste was excellent. Its colour was perfect golden and crisp. To make its filling rich, I added cashew nuts and raisin.  So time to surprise and delight your  family with the hygiene of your  kitchen.

Preparation Time :  30 Min

Cooking Time :  20 Min

For 12 to 15 Samosa

Ingredients :   

For Dough :  
  • All purpose flour 1 Cup
  • Ghee/ oil  1/3 Cup
  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt according to taste

For Stuffing :  

  • Potatoes 2 medium size boiled and cut into cubes
  • Green peas 1/2 cup
  • Onion 1 chopped
  • Cumin Seed 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ginger chopped 1 teaspoon
  • Green chilly chopped 2
  • Cashew-nut 10 to 12
  • Raisins 12 to 15 
  • Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dry mango powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt according to taste
  • Red chilly powder according to taste
  • Coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon
  • Oil 1 tablespoon 
Oil for frying

Procedure :   

For Dough :   
  • In a bowl take Flour, salt and oil. Mix it well, you will get a bread crumb texture

  • Add little water and make a hard dough. keep it aside for 10 to 15 minutes

For Stuffing :  
  • In a pan heat oil, add cumin seeds. Now add ginger, onion and green chillies cook it for 2 minutes

  • Now add cashew nut, green pea, turmeric powder, salt and red chilly powder cook it for 3 to 4 minutes

  • Now add raisins add diced potato. mix well and cook till potato is done

  • Add dry mango powder and coriander leaves mix well and keep it aside

  • Dough and stuffing is ready

  • Divide the dough into 7 small balls of equal portion. Roll this ball into a flat disk as shown in picture

  • Cut it into a half, take one half give it a cone shape as shown in picture

  • Stuff it with stuffing close the edges 

  • Repeat the steps with rest of the samosas

  • If you love fried food, deep fry these samosas in medium hot oil till it is crisp and cooked

  • As I try to give some healthier version to my family I air fried these samosas
  • Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes
  • Now place the samosa in arifryer brush it with little bit oil. keep it for 6 to 7 minute at 180 degree
  • Open it and change the side of samosa  and air fryer it for 5 minute 
  • You will see the colour is change and samosa is cooked properly
  • To give it more crisp look and colour brush it one more time with oil and cook it for 2 minutes 

  • It was as good as the fried one 
  • Serve hot with a cup of tea or coffee 

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