Aloo Potli Samosa
Oven time 50-55 min
Aloo potli samosas are a popular delicacy. They are stuffed with spiced potato and shaped into potli aka money bags. Potli samosas make for the perfect snack and like most finger foods; pair wonderfuly with Ketchup. However, for a more authentic taste, you can also pair them with Imli or Dhaniya Ki Chutney!
Preparation time: 2 hours
Ingredients For Potli
- 300g, white flour
- 5 tbsps, oil
- Salt to taste
- Water to knead the dough
- Oil for frying the potli samosa
Ingredients For Potli Samosa Stuffing
- 4 no's, medium sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
- ¼ cup, fresh or frozen green peas
- ¼ cup, onions, finely chopped
- 1 tsp, roasted coriander seeds, crushed coarsely
- 1 tbsp, cashew nuts, coarsely chopped
- ½ tsp, cumin seeds
- 1 tsp, red chili flakes
- ½ tsp, dry mango powder
- ½ tsp, kasuri methi
- ¼ tsp, garam masala powder
- 2 tbsp, cilantro, finely chopped
- ½ tsp, grated ginger
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp, oil
- Water for sealing the samosas
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Method For the Potli:
01. In a bowl, add white flour and salt, mix well. Then add 5 tablespoons of oil and start mixing the dough with the help of fingers. Mix the flour mixture until crumbly.
02. Then add few tablespoons of water and start kneading the dough. Do not add too much water at a time. Knead well to form a stiff dough.
03. Cover with a damp cloth and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
Method For Potli Samosa Stuffing
01. In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil.
02. Add cumin seeds and allow it to crackle.
03. Now, add grated ginger and fry for few seconds.
04. Add onions and fry until translucent.
05. Add green peas and toss on high heat for a minute.
06. Now add cashew nuts, roasted coriander seeds, red chili flakes, dry mango powder, garam masala, salt and mix. Cook for a minute.
07. Now add mashed potatoes and mix well.
08. Take it off the heat and add kasuri methi and cilantro.
09. Allow it to cool completely.
Method For the Potli Samosa Assembly
01. After resting the dough for 30 minutes, give it a one good mix and then divide the dough into small lemon sized balls.
02. Similarly, divide the stuffing for all the lemon sized balls made except one. We will need one dough ball for making the string of the potlis.
03. Now take a ball, roll it out into a thin disc of about 4 to 5 inches. Take a stuffing portion and place it in the center of the rolled disc.
04. Now brush the edge of the disc with water. Bring out the edges together to form a potli (like a money bag). Press and seal the potli well taking care of the stuffing to be secured well within. Repeat the same for all the potlis.
05. Now take the extra dough ball and roll it out into a thin disc. Cut it into thin strips of 5 to 6 mm width.
06. Take one strip, brush it with water and carefully tie around the neck of the potli. Press gently to secure.
07. Repeat the same for all the potlis.
08. Now, heat enough oil in a deep pan or kadhai. Oil should be medium hot.
09. Gently, slide in the potlis and fry them until brown and crisp.
10. The frying procedure will take about 15 to 20 minutes. Maintain low heat through out while frying the potlis.
11. Potli samosas are ready to be served.
Serve them with ketchup or chutney of your choice.