METHOD OF PREPARATION OF VEGETABLE SAMOSA.
While i was in California ,[ which is in the western part of U.S.A]. in my daughter’s place,to look after my grand children Srikesh and Rishika], in the year,2006,,[the names may look funny, but my daughter and son-in -law ,both have chosen the names which should be a special one], ,on one of the weekends,my daughter asked me to make vegetable samosa,for evening snack , and kids were in good mood to cherish ,as it was a holiday.My daughter went to the Indian stores which was about,three kilometres from the house, to buy the ingredients and fresh vegetables, needed for making samosa.By 3’o clock in the afternoon, everything was ready.I began to prepare as follows;-
Main ingredients required;-
>All purpose flour or maida flour;-Two cups.
>Chiroti rawa;-half a cup;
>cooking soda;-2 pinches
>Salt as per required.
>water to add to the flour to make dough.
>Any veg. oil for deep frying.
>Vegetables;-Potatoes,;- 2-3 boiled and mashed;, Beans;-250 gms.;Green peas;-one cup;Carrots;-2-3 cut into small pieces;Beet root;-one cut into small pieces;Knol-khol;- One cut into small pieces;Pine apple pieces;-2-3 slices from the fruit, cut into small pieces;Cashew nuts;-25 gms.
Method of preparation;-
>Mix Maida [all purpose flour ]and Rawa together in a serving bowl
>In a plate take butter,[arround 25 gms.]and baking soda [one pinch] and mix well to make paste.keep this paste aside Add enough salt..Mix well.By adding water ,little by little, make dough. Cover this dough with a clean muslin cloth,for forty five minutes.Then ,Make small balls of lemon size,out of this dough.By using rolling pin,make small chappattis
Divide each chappattis into half, by cutting in the centre portion with a knife..
>Boil the potatoes separately and peel off the skins and mash them .Keep this mashed potatoes in a separate bowl.
Cook all the cut vegetables in a pressure cooker,and allow them to cool.
> Heat a kadai, in a medium flame and put any veg. oil, about, three tablespoons,and put one teaspoon of mustard seeds,and after the seeds start spluttering,,add turmeric powder, ginger gratings or pieces, green chillies ,cut into small pieces,,hing about one pinch, few curry leaves,and cooked vegetables. Add enough salt to this.Now add cooked and mashed potatoes,,garam masala[one teaspoon]To this add pine apple pieces, fried cashew nuts,and mix well.Allow this mixture to cool for half an hour.
>Take a cut portion of the chappatti, and make a cone shape, by using, thumb, and forefinger and middle finger,and fill up one teaspoon of already prepared mixiture ,in this cone .And cover this with other end,by pressing,with moist finger. Prepare samosas by this method, keep them in a separate wide mouthed,vessel.
>Heat a thick bottomed pan, put about half a litre of veg. oil and deep fry each samosas, till they become golden brown.Transefer the samosas into a serving bowl with tissue paperin it,,to remove excess oil,Serve hot samosas, with Tomato ketchup.