Samosa Recipe Tips
What is a samosa?
Samosas are savory fried pastries traditionally stuffed with spices, potatoes and other veggies. (For other variations, you can also stuff them with paneer
, cheese and jalapenos.) They’re a common street food in the northern and western regions of India and a key component of another popular dish, samosa chaat
. Serve samosas with a dipping sauce like green mint chutney or sweet tamarind chutney, or alongside other Indian recipes
How do you fold samosas?
There are several different methods for folding samosas, including triangle and cone shapes. To start, focus on the triangle fold and don’t worry about the cone shape. Before folding, make sure the dough is thin enough to ensure proper cooking. After folding, be sure to seal the ends of the samosa to prevent the ingredients from spilling out.
Can you make samosas ahead of time?
Yes! After stuffing the samosas (before frying them), you can freeze them in a freezer-safe container or bag. When you're ready to cook them, take them out of the freezer and let them thaw for a few minutes. Then cook them directly in an air fryer according to the recipe’s directions, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.
How long do samosas last?
Cooked samosas will last for about 3 to 5 days. To store samosas, let them cool completely and place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. (We also recommend placing a paper towel between each samosa.) To reheat samosas, remove them from their containers and heat them in the oven or air fryer at 300 degrees for about 2 minutes if they’re at room temperature or 10 minutes if they’re frozen. This should help them regain their original crispiness. Research contributed by Soniya Saluja