Tasty & healthy Mini Samosa with a twist – NO ALOO, NO OIL #myfriendalexa

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I am a die-hard Samosa lover and I have hardly met anyone who does not like it. It’s the most loved Indian snack. When we think of Samosa, instantly we imagine a potato stuffed triangle deep fried in oil. But, what if I tell you a recipe without aloo? Yes, Samosa with a twist. This recipe is from my mother’s kitchen which I demand every time I am home and she cooks with all her heart and believe me while writing this, I am starving and wish to have it right away. So, without taking much of your time, let’s jump to the recipe.

All you need is:

1.5 Cup Whole wheat flour (I use whole wheat flour to make a healthier version, you can use all purpose flour or maida if you want), 3-4 tsp Oil for moin, Water as required, Salt to taste

Stuffing Ingredients: 

1/2 cup Ginger, 1 cup Raisins, 1/4 cup Green chilli, Salt to taste, 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds (Jeera), and a pinch of Asafoetida


Take whole wheat flour in a bowl, add salt as per taste, oil for moin and knead the dough using water slowly. The dough needs to be soft enough to handle and make balls. Cover it with a muslin cloth for half an hour.

Stuffing (The Magic revealed):

In a pan, heat 1 tsp oil, add asafoetida, cumin seeds and let them splutter, then add finely chopped ginger and fry till golden brown, then add finely chopped green chilies. (You can increase or decrease the number of chilies as per your taste). Fry for 2-3 mins, then add raisins, salt to taste and cover it with lid for 2-3mins on a medium flame. Switch off the flame and transfer the stuffing to another bowl and let it cool. Now knead the flour once again without water and make small balls of it. Take balls one by one and flatten each of them using a rolling pin (belan).

As we are making mini samosas, the balls need to be relatively smaller than we generally make. Now, fill a small spoon of stuffing and seal it from the above giving it a shape of samosa. Make sure it is sealed well and there are no cracks. Make all the samosas like this. Bake them in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 10 mins or till the crust turn golden brown. You can deep fry them also. I bake as I prefer non-oily.

Mini Samosas are ready to be served hot with green coriander mint chutney or tamarind (imli) chutney or even tomato ketchup. Try this quick and yummy snack to impress your guests in your next kitty party or friends get together and don’t forget to remember me and share the feedback. Happy cooking!

Note: If you choose to fry, make sure the oil is heated at an optimum temperature. Less heated oil will get absorbed in the samosas and make them very oily and too much-heated oil will burn the samosas and they will be raw from inside. Fry them on medium flame.
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Prerna Wahi
September 11, 2018 12:57 pm

Superb recipe Vartika. Looks so easy to do and mouth watering indeed. I can’t wait to try it out soon! Share more such simple recipes.

September 11, 2018 1:37 pm

Very different from any samosa recipe I have ever come across. Surely intriguing enough to give it a try.

Amarjeet Soniamadaan
Amarjeet Soniamadaan
September 11, 2018 6:14 pm

Wow, a new twist in samosa and that with whole wheat flour. Amazing , will soon try.

Sonia Chatterjee
September 11, 2018 8:45 pm

One of the rare times when I noted down the recipe. I love samosas and this looks like easy to make. The only drawback is that I am craving for some of it now.

September 12, 2018 2:50 am

I love samosas too but I didn’t know about the temperature of the oil affecting the absorption of oil! And I’ve been cooking for years . Thanks for this useful tip. I’m allergic to chillis so I’ll give this filling a slip….

September 12, 2018 8:41 am

I’m a samosa fan, so am going to try this recipe this weekend!

Roshan Radhakrishnan
September 13, 2018 9:26 am

Quite a good idea… was curious to see what the alternative for potato was. Because of the raisins, do you get a sweetish taste with these samosas?

September 13, 2018 3:34 pm

I loved the quick tasty recipe.A samosa fan here loved the addition of raisins to stuffing.

Ila Varma
September 15, 2018 6:16 am

A wow…healthy alternative of Samosa. will definitely try.

Surbhi Prapanna
September 17, 2018 10:02 pm

Great healthy recepie Varitka. loved it, will surly try it

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