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imperfect samosas for monsoon medley

Saffronstreaks wishes its readers a very happy Independence  Day and on this beautiful day, what is better than the plate of piping hot samosas to celebrate such a ocassion.

If food has that power to bind the people, then I believe samosas has that unique and divine power. It is being loved by every one, from rich to poor, across all the religion, caste and creed, on street foods to gourmet tables, it is everywhere with endless possibilities of fillings that never fails to bring smiles on the face of hungry souls, from simple snacks to savoury kind, frozen to fresh and packaged for the gourmet travels across the seas.  

A much treasured Indian snack that has achieved the cult status on its own.

Indian samosas are usually pyramid shaped and not the triangular ones. For those sombre, gloomy and cloudy days, marked by incessant rains, a plate of steaming hot samosa becomes more desirable and they are absolutely perfect to uplift the moods.

samosa with chutney

Recipe for the gobhi ke samose:

For the dough:
Maida / all purpose flour : 1 cup
Oil : 1 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water (lukewarm) : 1/4 tbsp
You can add some ajwain (carrom seeds too)

For the filling:

Cauliflower : 1 small
Green Peas : 1/2 cup
Grated ginger: 2 tsp
Cumin and coriander powder : 1 tsp each
Green chillies : 1 or 2 chopped
Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
Green mango powder / amchur: 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Few cloves and cardamom
Coriander / cilantro leaves (finely chopped) : 1 tbsp
Oil : 1 tbsp

Oil for deep-frying

Method :

Prepare the dough by sifting flour and salt together, make a well in the centre and pour the oil in it. Mix the dough with your hands, and add the water gradually. Knead it really well to make a soft and pliable dough, add more water if requires.

Let the dough sit for 15-20 minutes.

Prepare the filling:

Heat some oil in a pan and add the cloves and cardamom, let it splutter and then add the finely chopped cauliflowers, saute for few minutes till the cauliflowers become little browned. Add the green peas, green chillies, along with the other spices and ginger. Fry for some time on low heat, add little water to keep the filling moist and finish it with the chopped cilantro leaves.

Cool the filling for few minutes and keep aside.

gobhi ke samose

To prepare the samosa:

Knead the dough once again and make small roundels / balls out of it.

Slightly grease a ball and roll out into a small disc, cut into half with a knife, then bring the two edges of each half to make a cone..as shown in the pics.


Push the index finger inside the cone to make it hollow and spooned the filling into it.

Close the top of the cone, pinched slightly to make sure a proper sealing of the samosas.

Continue filling the rest of the samosa and makes almost 10 or 12 samosas out of it.


Heat some oil in a deep bottom vessel and heat the oil up to the smoking point.

Drop carefully the samosas in to the hot oil and fried them till they become evenly browned from all sides and crispy.

samosa fry

Drain them on a plate lined with tissue paper to absorb any excess oil.

Serve them hot with tamarind chutney or anything you wish to.

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Have a yummy day


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  • Reply
    August 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    wow sukanya..thanks so much for sharing these yummy recipes…..keep up the good work and add more…

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    August 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Samosa looks so appetizing..great recipe..thanks for sharing!

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    August 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks for your lovely comment Sukanya! I am so glad I stopped by! What a great blog you have!
    Delicious looking samosas!!!

    Happy Independence Day!

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    Priya Sreeram
    August 16, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I agree samosas indeed cut across the class & mass divide – they look delish and perfect for the rains that have slowly started to smile upon us !

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    August 16, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Happy independence day to you too 🙂 and what a excellent treat for the celebration!

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    August 16, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Seriously am drooling over those crispy beauties, yumm!

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    August 16, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Nice filling and perfect for the moosoon.

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    August 16, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Sinful as they are, they are irresistible. And like you said, they are the perfect monsoon medley. Hugs for sharing such an awesome recipe. This evening is samosa time if I am back home early and if it keeps pouring like it has been all day. 😀

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    Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
    August 16, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Hey Sukanya – NEVER made gobi ke samosey before – yours are nothing less than perfect and glad you added am choor – it wouldn’t be samosas without 🙂

    chow 🙂 Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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    Cooking Foodie
    August 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Divine samosas! Gobi filling is new to me…

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    August 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    looks lipsmackingly good and I cannot think of anything more prefect for the monsoons 🙂

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    August 16, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    delicious looking samosas looks wonderful

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    Priya Mahadevan
    August 17, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Not imperfect! it smacks of homemade yumminess 🙂

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    Priya Yallapantula
    August 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Nothing is imperfect !!! 🙂

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    Anita Menon
    August 19, 2011 at 2:03 am

    WHy have you called them imperfect? THey look perfectly nice to me. Yummy and so mouth watering

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    alpana rana
    August 22, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Just came across your blog today……..recipes are amazing……I am drooling at these samosas.

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    najla koya
    August 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Really craving for some hot samosas now 🙂 .. Delicious filling..

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