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Moong Dal Mini Samosa Recipe


Jul 12, 2018

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

1-2

PREPARATION LEVEL

Easy

Eaten as a snack or a meal, Samosas are an iconic preparation needing neither an introduction nor an occasion to be eaten. Chef Pallavi Nigam has prepared a unique twist to this classic dish in the form of Moong Daal Mini Samosas. Spice-infused moong dal wrapped in a light dough encasing when fried binds together to form a crispy pocket of heaven perfect for those rainy evenings.

INGREDIENTS

    For Stuffing
    Oil: 2 tablespoons
    Cumin seeds: 1 tablespoon
    Hing: A pinch
    Garlic, ginger and chili paste
    Moong Dal (Soaked 2 hours): 1 cup
    Coriander powder: 1 tablespoon
    Garam masala: 1 tablespoon
    Turmeric powder: A pinch
    Dry Mango powder/Amchur powder: 2 teaspoons
    For Dough
    Maida: 2 cup
    Kalonji seeds: 1 teaspoon
    Ajwain seeds: 1 teaspoon
    Salt to taste
    Moyan: 1/4 cup

DIRECTIONS

For Stuffing
– Grind the lentils coarsely. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
– When they begin to splutter, add the lentils and the rest of the ingredients, which make up the filling.
– Saute over low heat till the mixture is well fried. – Take mixture off the heat and leave to cool.For Dough
– Add the salt to the flour, and rub the oil into it.
– Add rest of the ingredients and knead into a stiff dough
– Shape dough into smooth balls, and roll the balls into thin rounds. Cut these into halves.
– Form a mini samosa cone and fill the cone with stuffing and press the edges together to seal.
– The oil should be hot when you add the samosas to it, then lower the heat and let cook till brown.

About Pallavi Nigam SahayFollow On

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Chef Pallavi Niham Sahay is the author of the recently released cookbook 'The Bhojpuri Kitchen'. She has a culinary diploma from ICIF (Italy) and has worked with Grand Hyatt Mumbai. She is very passionate about popularising the cuisines of Madhya Pradesh (her hometown) and Bihar (her husband's hometown).

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