Authentic Nepali Samosa – A Delicious Appetizer

Total Time: 45 minutes
Serving size: 10-12 servings

Nothing beats the classic flavors of Nepali cuisine like authentic samosas. These traditional snacks are perfect starters to any party or special occasion, as they make a delicious appetizer and can be prepared with minimal effort. The combination of crisp deep-fried dough and flavorful potato stuffing will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more! With this recipe, you'll be able to recreate this scrumptious snack in just 45 minutes at home. So let's get started!
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- 2 cups Flour- 1/2 teaspoon Salt- 2 cups or more Oil (for deep frying)- 6 tablespoons Water- 5 Medium Potatoes- 4 tablespoons Oil- 1 Onion (peeled and finely chopped)- 1 cup Green Peas- 1 tablespoon Ginger (grated)- 1 Green Chili (finely chopped)- 3 tablespoons Fresh Coriander (chopped)- 1.5 teaspoon Salt- 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander- 1 teaspoon Garam Masala- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin Seeds- 1 tablespoon Thyme Seed


1. In a bowl, mix flour thyme seed and salt.2. Add 4 tablespoons oil and rub until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Slowly add about 6 tablespoons water and knead the dough for about 10 minutes or until it is smooth. Rub dough with oil and set aside for 30 minutes or longer.3. Boil, cool and peel the potatoes, then mash them up.4. In a pan heat 4 tablespoons oil in medium flame, lower the heat and carefully put in onion. Stir fry until golden brown in medium heat.5. Add peas, ginger, green chili and fresh coriander (cilantro). Add mashed potatoes, salt and all spices. Mix and cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes. Keep stirring while cooking.6. Knead the dough again and divide it into about 10 balls. Roll it into flat round shape with about 5 inch diameter, then cut it into half to make a cone by sticking seam together with a little water.7. Fill the cone with about 2.5 tablespoons of the potato mixture and stick the top of the cone together with a little water (the seam should be about 1/4 inch (5 mm) wide).8. In a deep frying pan heat 2 cup oil over a medium-low flame. When the oil is hot, carefully put in as many samosas as it fits. Fry slowly, turning the samosas until they are golden brown and crisp. Drain excess oil and serve hot with babari ko achar or tomato sauce.
Samosa is an iconic dish of Nepali cuisine that can be enjoyed by everyone. From its crunchy texture to its delicious filling, this authentic snack is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters! With this easy recipe, you will be able to recreate this classic dish in just 45 minutes at home – so what are you waiting for? Serve up these delicious samosas and enjoy!


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