खस्ता समोसा | Khasta Samosa

Prep time
10 min
Cooking time
50 min
Cousine / Course

Ingredients dough

  • मैदा / Maida flour – 2 cups
  • मीठ / नमक / Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • ओवा / अजवाइन / Ajwain -1/4 tsp
  • तेल / Ghee – 2 tsp
  • तूप / घी / Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Water

Making dough

  1. Take Maida flour in mixing bowl, add salt, Ajwain and mix well
  2. Add 2 tbsp of ghee to the flour, rub flour and ghee together for 5-6 min, this is very important step for Samosa crispness
  3. Make tight dough, use little water at a time, 2 cups maida required around 1/2 cup of water
  4. Cover the dough and set aside for 20-25 min

Ingredients – Filling

  • धने / धनिया / Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • बडीशेप/ सौंफ / Fennel – 1 tsp
  • जीर / जीरा / Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • तूप / घी / Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • मोहरी / राई / Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • हींग / Asafoetida – a pinch
  • काजू / Cashew – 5-6 pc crushed to chunky pieces
  • मिर्ची / मिर्च / Green Chili – 5-6 finely chopped
  • अदरक / Ginger – 1 inch chopped
  • कांदा / प्याज / Onion -1 chopped
  • मटर / Green Peas – 1/4 cup
  • Boiled बटाटा / आलू / Potato – 4 pc
  • गरम मसाला / Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
  • मीरे पूड / काली मिर्च / Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • कोथंबीर /धनिया / Coriander
  • मीठ / नमक / Salt – as per taste
  • तेल / Oil – for frying

Making Filling

  1. Heat pan on medium roast Coriander seeds, Cumin seeds, Fennel seeds together
  2. Grind all seeds together to coarse powder and set aside
  3. Heat pan on medium heat
  4. Add 2 tbsp ghee mustard seeds and asafetida wait for mustard seeds to crack
  5. Add cashew nut pieces, roast till pink in color
  6. Add finely chopped green chilies mix well and add finely chopped ginger to it, mix and cook
  7. Add sliced onion cook till golden and soft,
  8. Add green peas, mashed potato, coarsely grind seeds mixture, salt, garam masala and black pepper powder. Mix all together cook for 2-3 min, turn of heat
  9. Add finely chopped coriander leaves

Making Samosa

  1. Massage dough to make it smooth
  2. Divide dough in about eight equal parts, make all round and keep it aside
  3. Take a dough ball roll flat round about 6 inch diameter, cut round in half with help of knife or pizza cutter
  4. Apply water to all edges of both parts, take one part put both sides on each other and make cone shape. Seal cone gently pressing inside and outside with your fingers, make sure cone is properly sealed that filling will not comes out while frying
  5. Put about two tsp of potato masala in cone and close cone by sealing both side together with making pleat on one side, Samosa is ready for baking / frying
  6. Repeat above steps and make all Samosas, cover Samosa dough and Samosa with cloth to prevent it from drying

Baking Samosa

  1. Preheat oven on 375 degree fahrenheit or 190 degree celcius
  2. Grease oven tray with little oil, placed all Samosas on tray and apply tiny amount of oil over Samosa
  3. Put tray in preheated oven, bake Samosa 40-45 min

Frying Samosa

  1. Heat oil in frying pot (kadhai) on low- medium heat
  2. Gently drop Samosa to the medium hot oil, be careful with this process, avoid oil splashing
  3. Fry Samosa all at once or in two batches, stir Samosas while frying in between. Fry Samosas till nice golden in color all over, it takes around 14-15mins


  1. Rubbing ghee with maida is very important for crispy and flaky Samosa
  2. Cover dough and samosas with cloth while making, it prevent them from drying
  3. While frying samosa make sure oil is not too hot, hot oil can cause bubbles on samosas

How to serve

  1. Serve hot
  2. Optional sweet tamarind chutney and mint green chutney
  3. Serve with fried chilis, sprinkled with salt


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