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Friday, June 17, 2011

Chicken Samosa




                                                                                      
Since past few days it has been raining regularly in evenings. Tempted by the weather , I was longing to come up with a snack which would differ from the regular ones. Hence, without experimenting too much I prepared Samosa with chicken as a filling. Samosas are perhaps the most famous snack in North India. We used to get fresh hot and spicy samosa sold only for Re 1 and today the same thing is being sold at Rs. 7 in that shop. Getting back to the weather in Bangalore, I twisted the usual recipe of samosa and made a hybrid samosa using chicken filling for the non veg lovers. Do share your experience of how it turned out at the first instance.
For my vegetarian friends click here for Bengali style samosa/Singara which I posted when I had started blogging. 




To make the outer wrapper:
1 cup All purpose flour
1/2 tsp Ajwain
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp Oil
Water to knead the dough


Method:
In a broad vessel take flour, salt, ajwain and pour oil. Mix throughly and with the help of water
make it in soft and tender dough.Cover the dough and let it sit for 20 minutes. 


For the filling:
400gms Boneless chicken
2 Onions
1" inch Ginger, finely chopped
5-6 Garlic pods, finely chopped
3-4 Green chillies
1 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tsp Roasted Cumin podwer
1 tsp Garam masala
Salt to taste


Oil for deep frying


Method:
Cook chicken pieces in pressure cooker with little salt. Once  chicken is cooled down, use two forks to make fine shreds of chicken . Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a pan and add onions, fry till light pink. Add ginger, garlic, green chillies and mix well. After that add shreadded chicken and saute for 5 minutes. Add red chilly, roasted cumin podwer, garam masala, corainder leaves and salt. Mix well and fry for a minute. Remove from heat, and let this mixture cool for later use. 
                                                                                    


How to shape Samosas:
Now pinch off equal sized balls from the kneaded dough. Keep the dough balls covered with a wet muslin cloth to avoid drying.Dust a rolling pin and your work surface with flour and roll out the dough into a 6 inch circle. And cut it into half from the center so that you get two semi circles ready. Use your finger tips ans sprinkle water all around the edges to moisten the semicircles. Take one semicircle and make a hollow cone, fill 1 tbsp of chicken mixture and seal carefully the open part by pressing it in between your index finger and thumb. So final look will be  triAngle shape. 
Now heat oil in a heavy bottom pan till smoking hot and then simmer. Now carefully slide 2-3 samosas into hot oil over meduim heat till golden brown. Drain the samosas thoroughly on paper towels. Serve with your choice of chutney or sauce and enjoy !!!


                                                                      

47 comments:

  1. Oh, I loved your chicken samosas! Perfect on a rainy day!!

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  2. oh its raining there.........so lucky.........nd the samosas are awesome......

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  3. Oh looks so mouthwatering Deepa!

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  4. Thank you ladies for quick replies. I'm glad you like these

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  5. Most beautiful! takes me to my collage days.

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  6. u can buy me with that deepa.....i love it

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  7. hi deepa new look of ur blog is beautiful
    samosa is lookin eye catching and mouthwatering

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  8. Your chicken samosa looks so inviting! I love samosas especially with chicken filling! Would be lovely if I could have some right now!

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  9. Mouthwatering here,love chicken samosa and your filling sounds super delicious,will surely give this a try.

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  10. These sound super delicious =)

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  11. Yup...I know what rains can do to one`s preferences for food!!!! The samosas look so tempting & im gonna try out ur veg version...Im a fan of Bengali food!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  12. Looks super delicious Deeps ..wish can grab a few :)

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  13. Even itsraining here,feel like having it.

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  14. Chicken samosas looks beautiful, crispy, yummy and tempting. It is perfect time to have samosa as its raining in Perth for past 2 days. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation.

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  15. Looks fab and crispy..Raining there..How cool is that ? here, it's smoking hot ..

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  16. Samosa looks so tempting and delicious, you can't go wrong with this..mm..perfect snack for a rainy day..

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  17. Perfect for the season ! Your samosa and a cup of chai ....what more do you need with the rains pouring outside ? A problem I have with my Samosas is that if you do not consume it immediately, the crispiness is gone ! One of my North Indian friend had suggested that I fry them in Hydrogenated Vegetable oil (Dalda)but i never tried it. I see that you have also used oil like me. Did you samosas turn soft after a while ? What did u do to prevent it ?

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  18. looks so yummy and crispy ...love the filling too...

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  19. I was thinking of prawns samosa's today and I got chicken samosa :)

    We stay close by and hope to meet up soon :)

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  20. Seriously drooling over that wonderful n irresistible chicken samosas....looks absolutely divine..

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  21. Rain and Samosas go well with each other. I can just sit by the window on a rainy evening, sip a cup of chai and enjoy these delicious looking samosas.

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  22. they look awesome..cute presentation n lovely samosas

    Event:COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  23. lovely presentation...beautiful samosas..loved the chicken version..

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  24. wow!!!
    they look awesome!!!!
    filling is too yummy!!!
    Happy Blogging!!!!
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  25. You know what .... it's cloudy and raining here. The samosa's are just perfect for the occasion :)

    Perfectly shaped samosa's ..... not sure when I can master it !!

    Delicious chicken samosas ....yummmmmmm

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  26. Wowwww... looks so delicious and tempting.. l

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  27. Stunning samosas deepa, you made me crave for it :) Amazing presentation dear.

    http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

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  28. Super delicious samosas...loved the tempting third click....The broken samosa...nice presentation....

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  29. Deepaaaaaa!!! Owh nooooo, how did you know I was craving for chicken samosa lately? I'm gonna grab all over! Looks so yummm, mouthwatering here dear! :D

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  30. Samosas look so crisp and yumm..Feel like having a bite now with coffee.. :)
    Deepa..I have shared a few awards with you. Kindly accept them from my blog.Thank you..

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  31. my mouth is watering samosaa looks crispy n yummy

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  32. Ahhh! I love it! Chicken samosa looks really irresistible. Lovely weather here, I'm craving for this right now :)

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  33. i cliked on to your veggie bengali samosas and quite enjoyed them deepa

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  34. Samosa looks so perfect..Mouthwatering
    Nice clicks
    Saranya
    http://www.foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

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  35. I LOVE samosas and after seeing these, really want some!

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  36. Here it's a tea time..would like to have this yummy crispy samosas..looks so yumm..

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  37. you are truly amazing deepa..I want to reach thro the screen n grab one..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  38. These look so delicious that I wish I had one right now:) I would love to try them.

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  39. Dear Deepa
    Darun filling recipe...the spicing is also unique..I take note of using roasted cumin :-).
    But I dont make samosa these days...somehow , I cant make that crispy ( Khasta ) coating any more...it is so frustrating !!!
    Your vege samosa recipe is just too good!!.
    Bhalo theko
    Kaku

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  40. Gosh , i m soooo hungry :-))
    THey look perfectly delicious!

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  41. Hey Deepa,

    The samosas look perfect. Specially the wrapper has come out very professional just like the ones we get outside. You have me craving for these right away....

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  42. Hi Deepa
    Hope you collected the awards I shared with you. Thanks

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  43. Samosa with chicken makes me drool....love this one very much:)

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  44. i love this post. those photos makes me feel hungry, so tempting and looks so delicious and crispy,

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