Crispy samosa serve hot on black plate

Samosa recipe | Aloo samosa recipe | How to make samosa

Samosa recipe – stuffing of potatoes and green peas flavoured with a few indian spices which are first filled in samosa pastry sheets then deep fried in oil, is the most popular crispy, flaky Indian snack dish. This crispy samosa recipe is popularly known as singara in bengal.If you want to make the perfect aloo samosa recipe then follow below step by step instructions on how to make samosa?samosa recipe, how to make samosa, aloo samosa recipe
Though there are various types of samosa recipe available by just varying its stuffing ingredients chicken samosa, paneer samosa, keema samosa, veg samosa, etc.

Among them, the most famous is the vegetable samosa recipe which we usually eat in india as aloo samosa recipe

This is a very quick and simple samosa recipe, which does not only taste good but is also very easy to make at home if you follow all the below instructions properly.


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What is the origin of samosa

According to popular belief, the origin of samosa was middle east countries and it was first introduced in india during delhi sultanate rule, later it was introduced in India as a vegetable samosa by potato filling inside samosa.


How aloo samosa is made

In india ” samosa ” widely known as aloo samosa recipe is one of the popular indian street food where the stuffing of spicy potatoes is first filled in a conical maida dough, sealed it then deep-fried in oil in low flame to make it crispy and flaky.  


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What to serve with punjabi samosa

You can serve samosa and jalebi or samosa with tea as a combo snack dish whatever you like most.


Tips to make crispy samosa recipe


  • Amount Of Moian : To make a perfectly crispy samosa at home, you have to strictly follow maida and oil ratio of 5:1; here I use 60 ml oil for 300 grams of maida, beyond this samosa crust may break while frying, similarly less oil make samosa crust hard.  


  • Cooking Method : At first, heat the oil on medium flame when the oil is hot enough then add the samosa and fry them on the medium-low flame till it becomes slightly golden brown. In this way, you not only make the samosa crispy but also do not form any blister on the samosa crust.


  • Perfect Samosa Dough : For preparing a crispy samosa recipe, the dough must be stiff and nonsticky, and most importantly it should rest for at least 30 min before making samosa shape and filling.


  • Thickness Of Samosa : Make sure to prepare samosa sheets in equal medium thickness size, too thick will become uncooked from the inside similarly too thin samosa will easily break-in oil.


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How to make samosa


Here, the complete aloo samosa preparation is classified into three simple categories first one is making samosa dough,

the second one is preparing samosa stuffing, third one samosa filling and shaping

and the last one is frying samosa 

so, let’s make it now.


Making Samosa Dough


1. At first for making samosa dough in a large mixing bowl add 300-gram maida or all-purpose flour,2 tsp caraway seed or Kala jeera, and 2 tsp salt.

add maida,a few teaspoon of caraway seed and pinch of salt


2. Then pour 60 ml of oil into it.

pour oil


3. Now mix the maida properly in oil such that it forms or holds shape.

mix maida properly with oil


4. Then pour water in the interval and knead the dough, making sure the dough must be stiff and nonsticky.

pour water in interval


5. Finally rest the dough for some time.

rest samosa dough in bowl


Preparing Samosa Stuffing


1. Now for preparing samosa stuffing heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan, spread evenly in the pan.

heat oil in a pan


 2. After that add 1 tbsp chopped ginger garlic,1 tsp cumin seed.

add chopped ginger garlic and cumin seed


3. Saute them for some time until the raw smell completely disappears.

saute for some time


4. If you like onion samosa then add 2 medium size finely chopped onions, and 3 chopped green chili, and cook them for another 4 to 5 min until onions become translucent.

add chopped onions,green chili


Note: Using onion in samosa is totally optional, if you don’t like just ignore it.


5. Now add 5 medium sizes boiled mashed potatoes, also sprinkle 1 tsp red chili powder,1 tsp garam masala powder,1/2 tsp salt,1 tsp roasted cumin powder,1/2 tsp turmeric powder,1/8 tsp amchur powder. mix them.

add mashed potatoes,sprinkle turmeric,red chili,coriander,salt,garam masala powder


6. Cook all of them further for 4 to 5 min on medium flame until all the masala is mixed properly with the potatoes.

cook all the spices together


7. Furthermore, sprinkle 4 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves, and mix them.

add chopped coriander leaves


8. If you love green peas add them now.

add green peas


9. Finally, the samosa stuffing is ready, keep it in a separate place for later usage.

mix samosa stuffing


Filling and shaping for samosa recipe


1. Now for samosa shaping cut the dough into equal small size dough, make a medium oval shape of equal thickness using a rolling pin.

roll samosa sheets


2. Cut the oval shape from the middle into two halves.

cut oval shape samosa sheets into two equal halves


3. Next, apply water on the edges of samosa sheets and join both ends of the semi-oval shape to make a cone shape.

make cone shape from sheets


4. After that pour samosa filling in it, using a brush apply water at the edges of the samosa sheets to seal them properly.

pour samosa filling and close edges of sheets by applying water


5. Finally place this samosa one by one on a plate for frying.

place samosa on plate for frying


Frying aloo samosa


1. Now for making crispy aloo samosa, heat 500 ml oil in a pan.

heat oil in a kadai


2. Check whether the oil is hot enough, by placing a small dough in oil if it easily rises without browning then the oil is ready.

check hotness of oil by placing small dough


3. After that gently place aloo samosa one by one in oil fry them in medium to low flame for around 8 to 10 min until one side becomes light brown colour.

place samosa on oil to fry


4. Turn the other side and cook that side also.

turn other side for fry


5. When both sides become light golden brown, take them out from the pan.

take out fried samosa from kadai


6. Finally our aloo samosa recipe is completed, now serve this garam samosa with tea or any samosa chutney either tomato ketchup or green chutney whatever you like.

serve garam samosa with tomato chutney from top


Aloo Samosa Recipe Card

Here is a quick overview of all the aloo samosa ingredients including quick step by step preparation of aloo samosa recipe shown in the recipe card.

Take note of all ingredient lists.

Yield: 4

Samosa recipe ( Aloo samosa recipe )

Crispy samosa serve hot on black plate

This crispy aloo samosa recipe is one of the delicious snack dish usually made of spicy potato filling which is widely served across India.

Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


Ingredients For Samosa Sheets

  • 200 grams of potatoes
  • 300 grams maida
  • 60 ml oil or ghee
  • 50 to 80 ml water [for kneading dough]
  • 2 tsp caraway seed or Kala jeera
  • 2 tsp ajwain or carom seed
  • 2 tsp salt

Ingredients For Samosa Filling

  • 5 medium-size boil potatoes
  • 100 grams green peas
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger-garlic
  • 3 to 4 chopped green chili
  • 2 medium-size chopped onions
  • 3 to 4 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt [adjust as per need]
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp amchur powder [or lemon juice]
  • 200 to 250 ml oil for shallow fry

Other Samosa Ingredients

  • 500 ml oil for deep fry
  • 2 kitchen tissue to drain excess oil


how to make aloo samosa

  1. At first, for preparing samosa sheets in a large mixing bowl add maida or all-purpose flour, caraway seed or Kala jeera, a pinch of salt.
  2. Next pour oil into it and mix the maida properly in oil such that it forms or hold shape.
  3. Furthermore, pour water in the interval and knead the dough for some time.
  4. When the dough becomes stiff and nonsticky, rest the dough for some time.
  5. Now for making stuffing of samosa heat oil in a pan and saute chopped ginger-garlic, cumin seed for some time.
  6. Then add chopped onions, chopped green chili, saute them for some time until onions become translucent.
  7. After that, add boiled mashed potatoes, red chili powder,garam masala powder, salt, roasted cumin powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, cook them together for some time.
  8. Finally, sprinkle a few tablespoons of freshly chopped coriander leaves, green peas mix them together.
  9. Set aside this samosa filling in a container for later usage.
  10. Now for shaping samosa make an equal thickness oval shape dough, then cut the dough into two equal halves.
  11. Next, apply water on the edges and join both ends of the semi-oval shape to make a cone shape.
  12. Then add samosa filling in it, apply water at the edges of samosa to seal it properly.
  13. Now for frying crispy samosa recipe heat oil in a pan on medium flame.
  14. Then place this aloo samosa one by one in oil fry them in medium to low flame for around 15 to 20 min.
  15. Fry both sides of the samosa until the samosa crust becomes a light brown color from both sides.
  16. When both sides become light golden brown, take them out from the pan.
  17. Finally, our homemade samosa recipe is completed, now serve hot this crispy samosa with chutney either tomato ketchup or green chutney or masala chai whatever you like.


Crispy Samosa Recipe Note

  1. Don't add too much water to knead the dough, otherwise, the dough will become soft, it turns out oily while frying not crispy.
  2. If you want to make samosa from whole wheat flour, make sure you follow 1:1 ratio; for 300 grams flour, you can use 150 grams maida and 150 grams whole wheat flour or atta.
  3. To get perfect crispy samosa crust it will be best if you only use maida for samsoa sheets.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 425Total Fat 479gSaturated Fat 90gTrans Fat 15gUnsaturated Fat 374gCholesterol 11mgSodium 66mgCarbohydrates 85gFiber 52gSugar 10gProtein 14g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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