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Samosa Recipe

Samosa Recipe - Baked or fried super crispy Chicken Samosas full of well-seasoned chicken, peas  and spiced up with just enough spices and heat . 

Course Appetizers, Snacks
Cuisine African, Indian
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 209 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

Dough

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour , plus more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter) or oil
  • 1 cup warm water

Filling

  • 1-2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 medium onion , chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger , grated
  • ½-1 teaspoon pepper sauce or chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 pound ground meat chicken, beef or turkey
  • 2-3 tablespoons parsley or cilantro
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas , thawed
  • salt to taste
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Instructions

Filling

  1. In a medium- large skillet, add oil, onions, garlic, ginger and sauté, for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent any burns.
  2. Then add, curry, pepper sauce, paprika, white and cayenne pepper and continue stirring with a heavy wooden spoon, about 2 minutes.

  3. Add minced ground chicken mix until ingredients have been thoroughly combine. Simmer for about 5 minutes or more. Finally throw in peas, parsley , adjust the salt or seasoning, to taste. Remove from the heat and let it cool. You may prepare this a day in advance.

Dough

  1. In a large bow,l add flour and make a well then add sugar, salt.

  2. Followed by water, and ghee or oil

  3. Knead to form soft and sticky dough.
  4. Place dough on a heavily floured board and knead for about 3-4minutes. Continue to flour dough as needed to facilitate kneading. Be careful not to overdo it. Dough should be soft, elastic and smooth.

  5. On a lightly floured surface, form the dough into 16 balls.

  6. Roll the dough using a lightly floured rolling pin; cut it half. Spoon a generous 1-2 tablespoons filling in the center of a half-circle; lightly moisten the dough edges with water or flour paste, using your finger. Fold the end over the filling to form a triangle, and then continue to fold up the strip in triangles, like you would a flag. Continue with remaining dough. Set samosas on tray.
  7. In a large sauce pan, pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches, and place on medium heat or until oil is 350 degrees.

  8. When ready, gently place a few samosas at a time into the saucepan.

  9. Fry for a few minutes until the bottom side is light brown.

  10. Turn over and fry for a few more minutes until the other side is light brown.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature with this avocado ranch dressing.
  12. If baking, place on a baking sheet and brush with canola oil. Then bake at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes or more until golden brown, turning once.
  13. Use a large spoon or something like that to take it out of the oil. Repeat the process until finish. Best serve warm with this pepper sauce.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you are press with time, you can buy pre-bought ground chicken.