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Shingara (Samosa) Recipe

Shingara (Samosa) is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • For the pastry:
  • 250 gms Flour
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup - water approximately
  • Oil for deep frying
  • For the filling:
  • 100 gms - Cauliflower in tiny flowerets
  • 100 gms - Potato, diced
  • 100 gms - Shelled peas
  • 50 gms - Onions, sliced fine
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • Pinch of Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp - Cuminutes powder 1/4 tsp - coriander powder
  • Pinch of chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp - Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp - Ginger paste or Ginger powder.
  • How to Make Shingara (Samosa):

    1. To make the filling: Heat oil and fry all ingredients over low heat till it is cooked.
    2. If necessary add a little water. Set aside and allow to cool completely.
    3. To make the pastry:
    4. Rub ghee into sieved flour and salt.
    5. Add enough water to make soft pliable dough. Knead thoroughly till dough comes clean off the board. Cover and allow to rest for at least half hour. Divide into 12 equal portions and roll out like luchi into circles. Cut each circle into half.
    6. Taking one half, form a hollow cone by folding along the cut side slightly and seal by wetting edges.
    7. Fill each cone three-quarters full with prepared filling.
    8. Wet along the open mouth of the cone and seal.
    9. Pinch the edge all along and twist at corners.
    10. The finished shingara is triangular in shape.
    11. Heat oil till very hot and gently slide in a few shingaras at a time.
    12. Fry till golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and drain excess oil.


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