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Punjabi Aloo Samosas (Potato Samosas)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com


  • oil for deep frying

For the Dough

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon light cooking oil
  • water as needed

For the Filling

  • 2 tablespoon light cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon amchur powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup frozen green peas thawed
  • 2-3 medium-sized potatoes boiled and cubed into tiny pieces
  • fresh coriander leaves finely chopped for garnish


For the Dough

  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a big bowl and slowly add in a bit of water at a time to form into a nice soft dough. Divide the dough into golf-sized balls and set aside.

For the Filling

  • Saute cumin seeds, coriander seeds and fennel seeds in hot oil, in a large skillet, till they start to sizzle. Add in chopped onions and fry for a minute or two till soft and lightly brown.
  • Add in spices, salt and peas, and fry for a few seconds till fragrant.
  • Add in potato cubes and mix everything well. Add in fresh coriander leaves and mix again.

For the Samosas

  • Roll out each dough ball into circular discs about half a centimetre thick. Cut the circles in half, to form two semi-circles.
  • Taking each semi-circle, roll one end to the other forming a cone. Press the edge of the cone slightly with your fingers to prevent it from opening. Fill each cone with the potato filling. Pinch the middle of the open end of the cone slightly to form a dent, and press the edges together to tightly close, forming a pyramid-like shape.
  • Continue for the remaining of the dough. Deep fry the samosas in hot oil till golden and crisp on all sides. Serve hot with some Green Chutney on the side!


To freeze samosas for later use, allow the unfried samosas to cool in the fridge for a few hours and then store them in sealed bags in the freezer. When ready to fry, just remove from the freezer and fry in hot oil without thawing them.