Pakistan - Samosa (Traditional Pakistani Snack)

By Dahiza Umar



TRADITIONAL SNACKS OF PAKISTAN: In Pakistan, there are many snack famous from their traditional values, Some are desserts which can be used here as snacks like ‘’jalebi’’

Samosa is either a tea time snack or mid night craving material. SAMOSAS IN PAKISTAN: Samosa in Pakistan is all famous even small streets must have samosa stalls around. It is usually a potato or mince, chicken, vegetable filling inside a crust. Occasions like Ramzan in Aftari , must have this snack on the table. INGREDIENTS:

FILLING INGREDIENTS:

  • Potato 1/2 kg

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed chilli 1 tea spoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tea spoon

  • Cumin powder 1 tea spoon

  • Chat masala 1 tea spoon

  • Green chilies 2

  • Green coriander 1/2 bunch

  • Mint 2 table spoon

  • Anar danna (dried pomegranate seeds) 2 tea spoon.


DOUGH INGREDIENTS:

  • Plain flour 2 cups

  • Oil 2 table spoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon

  • Salt 2tea spoon

METHOD:

  • First to make dough, take flour, salt, oil, cumin together in a bowl

  • Knead it with cold water into tough dough.

  • Rest the dough until you make a filling.

  • Boil the potato.

  • Add all ingredients together in a bowl and add mashed potato

  • Mix all the things and a paste type filling is ready

  • Now take a small ball of dough and roll in up into chapati.

  • Add small amount of filling into it.

  • Make a triangular shape as samosa have

  • Fried the samosa into oil until golden brown.

  • Samosa is incomplete without its chutnis ( sauces)


SAUCES RECIPE:

GREEN SAUCE:

INGREDIENTS:

  • Fresh coriander 1 bunch

  • Mint leaves 1 cup

  • Green chilies 10

  • Salt 1/2 tea spoon

  • Cumin 1/2 tea spoon

  • Yogurt 1 cup


METHOD:

Take all things in a blender except yogurt and blend it on

Now add the green paste into yogurt

And green chutni/ sauce is ready.


SWEET TAMARIND SAUCE:

INGREDIENTS:

Tamarind paste 1 cup

Sugar 3 teaspoon

Salt 1/2 teaspoon

Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon


METHOD:

Take the paste and all spices into a pan and put it on low heat.

When the paste thickened after 5 minutes

Set it aside and serve with samosa.


ENJOY!

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