Gobi Matar Mini Samosa



A new post again and this time some easy and spicy snack for the 4 O'clock hunger...it's Gobi Matar Mini Samosa!

Everyday it's big question, what to eat in the evening.Basically these days I feel cooking is never-ending circle ,where I get up everyday then prepare breakfast,pack lunch boxes,prepare lunch and then there's a big question once again what to cook or prepare for  evening tea time snack,then again fix dinner and again this routine continues next day.
Somehow I am never happy with store bought treats or goodies. This habit is put in us by my Mom.She has this habit of cooking everything at home and she made me and my sister used to this habit of eating homemade food.
That does not mean she does not prefer eating out - she is very big time fan of pan fried noodles,crispy chicken,wontons,biryani. I have shared few of these recipes please check them.
Today I was in a mood to have a spicy snack instead of a sweet one so had a few green peas which I wanted to finish plus a small piece of a cauliflower head in the refrigerator.

The samosas you make should be tiny i.e.bite size and will have little of a vegetable stuffing.
Another thing is that these need to be consumed immediately. They do not have shelf life so if you are planning to make in bulk and keep in a cookie jar then these are not the one's that you are looking for.
Try these samosas and have lovely tea  time!






Gobi Matar Mini Samosa
16-Feb-2017
Prasanna Hede

Serves:12 No                        Prep Time: 30 Mins                                      Cook Time: 15 Mins


Ingredients:

For the cover:
  • 1/2 Cup, Maida / All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4th Cup,Whole Wheat Flour
  • a pinch , Salt
  • 2 Tablespoon ,Ghee
  • 1/4th Cup, Cold Water

For stuffing / Filling:
  • 1/2 Cup,Cauliflower Florets,cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 Cup,Green peas(Frozen)
  • 2 Tablespoon,Vegetable Oil
  • 1 No, Onion,(small sized) finely chopped
  • As per need,Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon,Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon,Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon,Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon,Kitchen King Masala / Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 Sprigs,Cilantro Chopped
Additional:
  • Oil,for deep frying
  • Thick paste made by mixing 2 Teaspoon Maida with little water


Instructions:
  • Firstly,make the dough for the cover.
  • In a mixing bowl,add add the ingredients mentioned under "For cover",except the cold water.
  • Slowly add water to make a the dough.
  • I did the dough with hands.
  • Initially the dough will be crumbly.
  • As you add more water the dough will come together to form soft and smooth dough.
  • Cover it a cling wrap and keep aside for 15 mins.
  • Meanwhile make the stuffing.
  • In a pan,add oil and let it get hot.
  • When its hot,add onion,cauliflower and peas.
  • Toss and cook well.
  • Add all the spices and powders mentioned.
  • Mix well and cook till cauliflower is soft.
  • I have not added any water to cook this. Cook on low flame.
  • Let it cool once cooked.
  • Now roll the dough thin on the kitchen counter or rolling board.
  • Cut it into strips of 2"(inch) wide.
  • Roll each into a samosa shape and add the stuffing.
  • Seal the edges by applying the maida paste.
  • Heat oil in a dep frying pan.
  • Slowly fry the samosas when the oil is hot enough on medium heat till crisp.
  • Drain on absorbent kitchen paper.
  • Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.
  • Enjoy!







Tips:
  • Stuffing is optional. You can use anything of your choice.
  • Adjust spice levels as per preference.






Enjoy!





2 comments

  1. Hi Prasanna,I love samoosas, and so do my husband and 2 sons. I have never made the pastry by myself before, but your recipe looks amazing so I am going to try it. The pictures are absolutely stunning as well. Thanks for sharing.

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