– Making samosa pockets doesn’t have to be such a hustle, follow these steps for perfect Samosa.
2 cups flour, extra for dusting and kneading
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water, extra 2 tablespoons in case the dough is a bit dry
Juice of one lime
In a bowl mix the flour and salt.
- Make a well, then pour in the water
- Pour in the lime juice
- Using a wooden spoon, mix the dough until it’s sticky.
On a floured surface, knead the dough until soft and no longer sticky. Lightly oil the dough and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
4. Once the dough is rested, divide it into quarters.
5. Roll out each quarter into a log and cut to form 3 equal balls.
6. Repeat the above procedure to yield a total of 12 small balls
7. Keep the small balls covered to keep them from drying out.
8. Take one of the small balls
9. Using a rolling pin, roll out the ball into a small disc.
10. Repeat the process to form 3 small discs.
11. Take one of the three small rolled out discs and brush with some vegetable oil.
12. Dust the oiled disc with some flour.
13. Take another rolled out disc and place on top of the oiled and floured one.
14. Repeat the procedure, brush some oil on the second disc.
15. Dust with some flour
16. Place the third disc on the two that have already been staked up.
17. Dust the three layers with some flour and prepare to roll them out.
18. Using a rolling pin, firmly roll out the stacked up discs.
19. Keep flipping over to ensure the discs roll out while still maintaining a circular shape. Heat up a heavy-bottomed pan, I used the one for making chapatis. No oil is needed.
20. On a heated pan, place the rolled out dough.
21. The idea is the dough to partially cook, flip after air pockets start to form on one side, then remove from the pan.
23. Now the fun part, gently lift the top layer and gently pull away from the other two.
24. Pull away gently to keep the sheets from tearing.
24. Repeat for the second layer
27. Once all the sheets have been precooked, stack them together.
28. Using a knife, cut the sheets in half
29. Samosa pockets ready for use.
Make an edible glue
30. Take one of the sheets.
31. Bring the end furthest from you to form a triangle.
32. Using a brush or your finger, apply some of the edible glue of the piece that is left.
33. Fold over to seal the pocket.
34. Fill the cone with your preferred filling, don’t stuff.
35. Using your thumbs close up the cone.
36. Apply more of the edible glue on the hanging flap.
37. Then fold over to seal the samosa.
There you have it, a beautifully formed samosa that is ready to be cooked.
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