Indian Samosa

Preparation info
  • Makes


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 45

Appears in
Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2000

  • About

Samosas are sold throughout India at all hours of the day by street vendors. They are often served on leaves with a little cilantro relish and tamarind chutney on the side.



  • 3 potatoes (2 pounds), boiled, peeled and diced into ¼-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup


  1. To make the filling, heat the oil in a wok or deep skillet over medium heat, until very hot. Add the coriander and cumin, and cook for 10 seconds, until aromatic (keep a cover handy to stop any seeds from flying out). Add the onion and fry over medium heat for 15 minutes. Add the ginger, potatoes, chili, peas, salt, pepper, garam masala, sugar, cilantro, and lime juice,