Scene-1 (During my skiing classes, one the way up on a ski lift - Washington)My neighbor in Ski lift "Hey! Are you from India? Wow thats great. I love Indian food - esp your Saamoosas! Can you give me the recipe?"
Scene-2 (Just before my take-off on a para sail in Thailand)Aussie guy waiting after me in the line - "Indian right? I love India - beautiful place. I have been to Delhi - Taj Mahal. Love spicy food - esp Samoosas"
Scene-3 (before presenting a company project to few germans during my stint at work in India)Me - So Melanie - how do you like our country? Any sightseeing planned for the weekend?Melanie - Oh yes! I have chalked quite a few places. But before that - I have to taste Samosas - Can you tell me where I can get them for lunch?"..........
Samosas, Samosas, more Samosas and some! This actually makes me think if India has any other food other than Samosas or Singharas (gets the name from its triangular shape)! ha ha! Umpteenth times have I encountered ppl from all over asking me for this delicious snack. Guess the news that the popularity of Asihwarya Rai - who has supposedly put India in the world map is baseless - esp when we already had our Samosas do that for us way before her. Nothing on you Aish:) :)
I have a "little friend" who is in New York now and who always call me a Samosa friend since the last 3 times we met each other,she insisted on having Samosas and I made it for her. Now she requested me to post this recipe so that she can make some on her own and since she is 18yrs now, guess its ok for her to play with oil ;-) There are many variations for the filling and how to fold the Samosas. My mother follows one method and I follow another. but I have given the most simplest of methods to make this.
Turn it over and remove it when reddish golden all over. Serve this with chutney of your choice.
Since it was a rainy day and also Bharat band, hubby who was enjoying his holiday asked for some fried snack. He loves Samosas a lot but the outside samosa does not suit his tummy. So i thot this will be the best snack for this day.
For the outer covering i took 50% maida and 50% rice flour which made the samosa's quite crispy. I felt 100% maida may end up making it tough and rubbery.
The filling was almost the same as in CIY except paneer and garlic since paneer was not available at home and my hubby does not like much of garlic.
It was yummy!!!!!!!!!