Samosa - a Pakistani recipe

by Shazia

Shazia was asked to give a student the recipe, so here it is!
This recipe is hers. She is from Pakistan.


2 cup all purpose flour

2 tbsp oil

2 tbsp butter/ghee

Cold water for kneading

½ tsp cumin seeds

½ tsp salt


2 medium size potatoes boiled, chopped

½ cup frozen peas thawed

1 tbsp coriander seeds, ground

½ tsp mango powder

½ tsp red chili crushed 

1 tsp cumin seeds

3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves, chopped

1 tsp salt

1 tsp oil for cooking the filling spices along with the filling for extra flavour

Oil for frying the samosa


·   In a large mixing bowl mix oil, flour, butter, salt by rubbing oil and butter into the flour.

·   Add cumin seeds and little by little water to make a dough, then knead the dough for 5 minutes. *

·   Divide the dough into 7 equal portions, make round balls and roll each one into a round circle.

·   Cut the round in half, so the “D” shape is made. Two samosas can be made from one ball of dough.

·   Place a spoonful of filling in the centre and make a cone, seal the edges and fill the potato mixture.

    Then again seal the edges of the top end with wet fingers

·   Fry in oil until gold brown and drain on paper towels

·   Serve warm with cup of tea!

*Note : The dough must be cold and not soft.


Date last modified: Mon 2th June 2014