For the Cover:
2 cup refined Flour
3tbsp Clarified Butter
¼tsp Carom seeds For the Stuffing:
6 large Potatoes
½ cup green Peas
2 green Chilies
½tsp Ginger, finely chopped
1tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
1tbsp chopped Raisins
1tbsp chopped Cashew nuts
½tsp red Chili powder
½tsp Garam masala
1tsp Dry Mango powder
Salt to taste
Mix salt, carom seeds in the flour. Add melted clarified butter and mix well.
Add a little water at a time and knead into a soft pliable dough. Cover it with moist Muslin cloth and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Boil the potatoes and peas separately till done. Cool the potatoes and mash them well. In a bowl add mashed potatoes and add all dry masalas and green chilies, ginger and mix well.
Add green peas, cashews and raisins and mix well. Add coriander and keep aside.
Divide the dough into 8 equal parts. Roll each part into a 5" diameter circle. Cut it into two parts like semi-circle.
Take one semi circle and fold it like a cone. Use water while doing so. Place a spoon of filling in the cone and seal the third side using a drop of water.
Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry the samosas in medium hot oil till golden brown.
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