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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lentil Stuffed Samosa | Deepawali Savories

Friends, I am back from my Annual Vacation from Andaman ( a much needed one too). Would share more about it in the next post. However, straight from the holidays I have landed in the full swing preparations fro the Festival of Lights ( Deepavali or Diwali). 

It involves installing small leds, decorating the house with diyas( oiled lamps), preparing delicious sweets and snacks and lighting up firecrackers. I am of the belief that along with sweets snacks too play a vital role in lifting the festive mood. So, once the festival starts on 13th, would jump into action.

For the stuffing:
1/2 cup Moong Dal, soaked for 3 hrs
1 tsp Hing (Asafetida)
2 Green chillies
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1/2 tspRed chilly powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp Amchoor powder (dry mango powder)
1/2 tsp Chat masala
Oil needed for frying the dal mixture
Salt to taste

The Crust:
1 cup All purpose flour
A big pinch of salt
2 tbsp Refind oil
Water to knead
Little water to pasted the edges of samosa

To knead the dough you need to take a big mixing bowl and add the above crust ingredients to make a soft dough. Knead the dough for atleast 10 minutes for better results. Then wrap the dough with a muslin cloth for 20 minutes.

To make the filling:
Cook the dal with little water. Now heat little oil in a skillet and add hing, coriander seeds, green chillies. Add the dal mixture, remaining powders and mix everything well. Keep stirring to avoid the bottom get stick to the skillet. Need to stir till the dal gets dry and the water evaporates. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool completely.

Divide the dough into equal portions and form each dough into a ball. On a clean platform dust with little flour and with the help of rolling pin roll the ball to make a small disk (approx 3 inch in diameter). Now cut the circle in half with a sharp knife. 

Dip your index finger in a bowl of water and apply on the edges of half disk (this works as a gum to seal the edges of samosa) and fold it to make a cone. Fill the cone with little lentil stuffing and carefully seal the edges. Now follow the same with the remaining cones and place the ready to fry samosas in a dry surface which is dusted with flour.

Heat enough oil in a kadhai and deep fry the samosas on medium heat. Since these are very small in size so you can fry 3-4 samosas in a batch. Fry till they are golden brown.
Place them on kitchen towel to soak the excess oil. Serve with dipping sauce / dry garlic chutney.


  1. Nice and spicy samosa...I am drooling!

  2. So perfectly done samosas. Love it with hot tea.

  3. ki sundor hoeche Deepa. chobigulo o khub bhalo hoeche. Diwalir anek shubhechha tomader sabbaike.

  4. Perfect samosas for a perfect coffeee

  5. Great recipe. Perfect after the diwali sweets :)

  6. Very interesting recipe Deeps! In Kerala we have a snack called sugiyan made with moong dal. But it is a sweet one.Happy Diwali!

  7. looks seriously tempting and inviting.

  8. I can see your curiosity in using the that wooden knife....i love the stuffing of these samosas.....How much i wish to be in Bangalore l=right now to celebrate this festival and gobble all those goodies....

  9. lovely looking samosa.

  10. Very nice samosa. Pictures make it more easy to understand.
    Wishing you and family a very happy and prosperous Deepavali dear.

  11. wow a strong hing flavor with 1 tea spoon in it!!! samosas are looking so yumm!!
    Ongoing Event - CWF - Whole Wheat Flour

  12. Nice n yummy samosa Deepa,looks delicious n perfect

  13. Samosas look too tempting dear.. Nice one.. Subh Diwali wishes to u and ur family

  14. Diwali wishes to you and your family.Crispy beauties tempts me a lot,loving the filling with dal.

  15. Hope you are great vacation ....samosa looks yum ...nice feeling ..Wish you n family Happy Diwali dear

  16. diwali wishes to u and ur family.. neat presentation..

  17. Beautiful and so yum! Happy Diwali to you and family...

  18. Perfect Dear :)
    Following uuu...:)

  19. Always ready for a break from the sweets.. and samosa seems the best option!

  20. arey kalke he banalaam shingara alor pur diye..eyi bhabhe ek baar mong dal er pur diye banabo..khub khasta hoyeche mone hoye dekhe..delicious..hugs

  21. how pretty does that wooden knife look...i love it and samosas..perfect for a warm night in. Esp in this dreary weather we have been having

  22. Lovely and a perfect evening snack. I loved the wooden knife a lot. Its cute...:)

  23. nice version! Loving it.. Waiting to hear about ur trip


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