Probably the most identified of all the Indian snacks...
Crisp and yummy...
Every one just loves Samosas.Whatever they are stuffed with...they taste just yum yum yum!
This name still intrigues me...Good Lay was it??? Or was it just a simple spelling error...
Don't know why I never asked then.
Reason...they pile on the calories and the layers of subcutaneous fat. Best explained by the lady who used to supply them to the staff room...she never called them samosas...just SAMASYAS..समस्या literally translated to be...many problems!
That was where I fell in love with the samosa. Sweet child and hubby dear absolutely ADORE the samosa...in any form....so I am often besieged with requests to make some.
My samosas never came out the right shape...I could make empanada type samosas, triangle shaped samosa and even little potli/sacs...but my samosas never sat so pretty on the plate.
So this time round I called a local cook who makes cocktail samosa by the dozen.But baby,was he upset when I stood next to him and told him I wanted to learn!
Not all people are as generous as yours truly...especially when it comes to teaching!
I stood resolutely by...and learnt a few tricks. Also that people try a very quick hand movement to un coordinate the eyes...but then this is me they are tackling here!
So I live to reveal some secrets.
for about 40 bite sized
Mutton Keema Cocktail Samosas...Non Veg Samosas...
Prepared keema/mince of Lamb the spicier the better
2 cups plain flour
1/8 cup refined vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ajwain/carrom seeds
Hot water to knead
Oil to deep fry
Lets start with the filling.
This is 250 gms of minced meat...that was all I had catered for, as all they had wanted for lunch was keema meat(you can check the recipe here)
So when someone suddenly saw samosas on the telly...the menu changed.
So lunch was keema samosas.
A teaspoon of Mustard Oil ,into which I threw in a spoon full of cumin/jeera and half a large onion diced fine.
Start the oil heating when you start the samosas...by the time you have finished 10 odd samosas, the oil will be hot enough.Once you put the samosas in, reduce the heat after a few minutes and let them cook till they are light brown and crisp.
You can also serve them with chilled beer or a desi glass of red wine.
So what are you baking today???