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Samosa Recipe step by step

how to make samosa is easily explained in below steps with pictures and video. 
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 People (12 Samosas)


for making samosa pastry

  • 150 grams all purpose flour or 1.5 cup (maida)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (namak)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwaiyan (Carom Seeds)
  • 5-6 tablespoons cooking oil

for samosa stuffing

  • 6-7 medium size boiled potatoes  mash it roughly but not to finally mashed
  • 1.5 to 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • finally chopped green chilies
  • chopped  ginger
  • raisin or dry grapes kishmish
  • cumin seeds jeera
  • roasted cumin seeds powder bhuna hua jeera
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilies powder
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander powder dhaniya powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • chaat masala powder
  • Dried mango powder amachur
  • Oil for deep frying


Preparing dough for samosa pastry

  • take all purpose flour  in a big bowl
    take all purpose flour in bowl for kneading
  • add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and ajwaiyan on all purpose flour
    add salt and ajwain in maida
  • add 3-4 tablespoon of cooking oil in the all-purpose flour (maida)
    add oil in maida for making samosa pastry
  • mix all with  the help of hand
    mix all ingredients for samosa pastry dough
  • Add little bit of water in the mixture and knead them
    add water in mixture and knead it
  • after kneading it properly cover it with plate and rest it  for 10-15 minutes
    dough is ready for samosa

steps for making samosa stuffing

  • heat the pan (kadai )on stove
    heat pan for making stuffing for samosa
  • add 2-3 tablespoon of oil in  pan (kadai) and heat it up
    add oil in kadai for making samosa stuffing
  • add cumin seeds (jeera) and fry it until its color changes to golden brown.
    fry jeera in oil for samosa stuffing
  • add chopped green chilies and chopped ginger and cook until its raw flavors goes away
    chopped ginger and green chilies frying in oil for samosa stuffing
  • Add 2 tablespoons of coriander powder
    coriander powder added in samosa stuffing
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder
    red chilies added in samosa stuffing
  • Add 1 teaspoon of garam masala powder.
    garam masala added in samosa stuffing
  • Mix it all and cook it until its raw flavour goes away
    mix all the spices for samosa stuffing
  • Add roughly mashed potatoes in it. Do not mash it in very small pieces
    add mashed potatoes in the cooked spices
  • Mix it well
    mix potatoes with the spices
  • Add 1 teaspoon chaat masala powder
    add chaat masala in potato stuffing for samosa
  • Add 2 teaspoon dry mango powder(amchur)
    add dry mango powder (amchur) in potatoes stuffing
  • Add roasted crushed cumin seeds
    add roasted cumin seeds in samosa stuffing
  • Add raisins (kishmish or dry grapes) in the mixture (completely optional)
    raisins added in the samosa stuffing
  • Add salt on top of it and mix it well
    finally add salt according to your taste in samosa stuffing
  • Turn off the gas stove and keep the filling aside to cool
    keep mixture aside for cooling

Steps for shaping and preparing samosa for frying

  • After keeping the dough for aside for few minutes. Knead the dough lightly again
    knead dough again
  • Divide dough in six equal parts
    take small pieces of the dough
  • Take one piece of dough and roll in your hands to make the round smooth ball of it.
    make round ball of the samosa dough
  • Roll the dough ball with a rolling pin. And make sure the thickness is not too thin or thick
    roll the dough and for making samosa outer layer
  • Cut the samosa pastry through the centre with the help of knife or pizza cutter
    cut the maida roti from the half for folding samosa
  • Apply some water with the your fingers on the straight edge and join them. Press the edge so that it get sealed well. Now cone shape of samosa is ready.
    apply water on the edges and press it
  • Put the samosa stuffing into it
    put the samosa stuffing in samosa layer
  • Again apply some water with your finger on the open ends of the pastry.
    apply water on outer layer
  • Press both the edges and seal it well. Be sure that there are no openings in it.
    press the edges to seal the corners of samosa
  • Repeat these steps and prepare all the samosa.
    prepare all samosa by filling its stuffing
  • And make sure cover it with a moist kitchen napkin. So that they don’t get dry from the top
    cover raw samosa with cloth

Steps for frying of samosa

  • Take oil in kadai or pan and heat it.
    take oil in pan to fry samosa
  • We need to check the oil temperature before putting samosa in it. For testing oil temperature, put a tiny dough piece in it. If it comes steadily and gradually on top, then oil is medium hot and it is ready for frying samosas.
    test the oil is hot or not for frying
  • Gently slide the prepared samosa in the kadai or pan. Keep the gas flame to lower medium or medium
    put samosa in kadai for frying
  • Turn over these time by time and make sure it cooks evenly from both sides. Fry samosa till they become golden brown.
    fry the samosa until it becomes golden brown
  • Take out samosas on paper towel to remove excess oil
    remove excess oil of samosa on paper towel
  • Put only few samosas in your kadai according to your kadai size. And fry them in batches.


  1. Take sufficient oil for frying don’t take less oil. Otherwise, they will touch to the bottom of kadai or pan and their color will change from that. I took less oil that's why my samosas are more golden brown from both sides as they are touching the bottom of the pan.