Lentil Samosa Recipe

Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 5
Lentil Samosa recipe is best appetizer dish from Indian cuisine. No onion, no garlic still super tasty Samosa is so loved by family that they always ask for lentil samosa instead of ordinary one.
For Dough:
  • 250 gm all purpose flour (maida)
  • salt to taste
  • 5 tbsp oil
For stuffing:
  • ½ cup spit chickpea lentil or pulse (Chana Dal) soaked for 1 hour
  • 250 gm potato boiled and mashed
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp green chili paste
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ tbsp clove powder
  • ½ tbsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tbsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
For making dough:
  1. Take the flour, salt in a bowl. mix well and add ghee or oil.
  2. With the fingertips rub the oil into flour to get breadcrumb like consistency.
  3. Add the 3-4 tbsp water to knead the smooth dough. Cover the dough with moistened kitchen and keep aside for 30 minutes.
For stuffing:
  1. Boil the pulse or lentil. do not overcook it. You can also do it in microwave, just micro for 5 minutes. Pulse must be half-cooked.
  2. In a large bowl, take boiled mashed potatoes, add ginger paste, green chili paste, garam masala, cinnamon powder, clove powder, fennel seeds, coriander powder, salt to taste. mix all well.
  3. and at last add lentils into mixture, and just fold it. Stir the mixture carefully, otherwise lentil must be mashed with potatoes and lost its looks.
For making Samosa:
  1. After giving rest to dough knead the dough again, Divide the dough into 10-12 pieces of balls.
  2. Take ball, roll it into your hand, and then roll it using rolling-pin with medium thickness and create 5-6 inch diameter sized roti.
  3. Cut it into half using knife, divide it into exactly half part.
  4. With a brush or finger, apply the water on straight edges of it. Fold it in a such way that it take cone like shape. First bring one edge to the center, and bring other edge and place it by overlapping the first one.
  5. Fill the cone with stuffing. you may required 2 tbsp stuffing.
  6. Now again brush some water to opened edge and stick well so that it will not open while you frying it.
  7. Prepare all other samosa in the same way.
  8. Now heat the oil in frying pan, and fry the samosa at medium heat. You can fry 2-3 samosa at a time. but fry it at medium flame. It will take 5-7 minutes to fry perfectly.
1) You can serve this samosa with tomato ketchup or green coriander chutney or date-tamarind chutney.

2) You can also enjoy it with simply tea time snack.
Recipe by Veggie Food Recipes at https://veggiefoodrecipes.com/lentil-samosa-recipe/