We love spicy, ethnic foods at my house and this can be made as spicy as you like (or don't like). This recipe was created for my now extinct cafe when a Reggae band was playing. I've eaten these cold for lunch many times and they were wonderful. The dough recipe is great for fried pies or Jamaican patties as well. I always make double the filling so that I can just pull some out of the freezer when ready to make these so it's super easy. Also, many times I add more veggies to the potato filling to make it more interesting. It's easiest to fry these in a deep fat fryer but pan frying works great as well.
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 -1 1⁄4 cup water
- 2 large potatoes, peeled
- 1⁄2 cup diced onion
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons fresh gingerroot, grated
- 1⁄2 cup green peas
- 1⁄2 cup diced carrot
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 3 cups vegetable oil
- MIx flour and salt.
- Add oil and mix until flour is like corn meal. (I do this in my mixer with the dough hook).
- Add water to dough mixing well. This will be a fairly moist dough. Knead dough 5 to 10 minutes until dough is soft and velvety (or beat in mixer).
- Cover and let stand 15-20 minutes.
- Knead again for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
- Form into a long 1 1/2" diameter "rope".
- Cut into 1 1/2" slices. Form each slice into small "buns" and place on a floured board, covering with a damp cloth.
- When ready to fill and fry, flatten each piece to about 1/4" and then roll into a circular shape about 1/8" thick.
- Boil potatoes and mash.
- Saute diced carrots, minced onion, ginger root and garlic until tender and add to mashed potatoes.
- Add green peas and spices. Add salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to personal taste.
- Place 2 tbsp filling into above dough circle. Moisten edges with water. Fold in half and seal edges well using a fork.
- Store filled samosa's on an oiled cookie sheet and cover with a damp cloth until ready to fry.
- Heat 3 cups vegetable oil over high heat until a small piece of dough drops to bottom of pan and pops back up immediately. Reduce heat to medium high at this point.
- Fry samosa's 3to 5 minutes each, turning once to brown evenly, placing on paper towels until ready to serve.