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Allo Samosa    Veg  HT   HD  Pakistani  45mins 


Serves 6    Hot  Vegetarian  Vegetables  Herbs   Hors d'oeuvre  Starter   Appetizer  Eggless  Pakistan  Asia  Asian

For the dough

225g/8oz Plain Flour
teasp Salt
4 tbsp Oil or Ghee
4 tbsp Water

For the stuffing
4-5 medium Potatoes, boiled in their skins
4 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Onion, finely chopped
100g/4oz Frozen Peas
1 tbsp Finely chopped Ginger
3 tbsp Freshly Chopped Coriander
3 tbsp Water
1 Green Chili, finely chopped
1 teasp Coriander Seeds, ground
1 teasp Garam Masala
1 teasp Roasted Cumin Seeds, ground
1 teasp Chili Powder
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
Oil for deep frying



1. Place the flour and salt into a bowl, add the oil and rub it in with your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

2. Gradually add about 4 tablespoons water and form into a stiff dough, adding a little more water if necessary.

3. Knead the dough on a lightly floured work surface for about 10 minutes or until  smooth. Form into ball, rub the ball with about 1/4 teaspoon oil and place it in a plastic bag. Set aside for 30 minutes. 

4. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and cut them into 6mm/ inch dice.

5. Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan then add the onion and saut  until soft and transparent.


6. Add the peas, ginger, green chili, fresh coriander, and 3 tablespoons water. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

7. Add the diced potatoes, salt, coriander seeds, garam masala, roasted cumin, chilli powder and lemon juice. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

8. Remove the dough from the bag and knead again then divide it into six balls.  Roll one ball out into a  18cm/7 inch round, (keeping the remaining balls covered). Cut it in half then brush the straight edge with a little water.  Fold each half over to form a cone, overlapping the edges by 6mm/ inch.  


9. Fill the cone with some of the potato mixture using a teaspoon then close the top of the cone by sticking the open edges together with a little water pressing the top seam down with the tines of a fork. 


10. Repeat with the the other half and with the remaining dough balls, making 12 in all.

11. Heat the oil to 180C/350F then fry as many samosas as you can get in a single layer until golden brown and crisp, turning from time to to time. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Repeat with the remaining samosas. Serve hot.


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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

Freeze/Make ahead


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife

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Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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