Monday, 28 January 2013

Pakistani Chicken Samosas

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

Previously, I posted a recipe for Baked Chicken Samosas. This recipe uses the same filling but the pastry is the traditional one used in Pakistani Samosas. 

A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Plain Flour

2. Salt
3. Vegetable Oil
4. Hot Water
5. Water
6. My Chicken Samosa Filling

Bismillah, let's start!

To make the samosa pastry, place 12 ounces of plain flour into a bowl.

Add 1 teaspoon of salt.

Next, add 4 fluid ounces of vegetable oil.

Add enough hot water to form a dough, whilst kneading using the dough hook of  a standing mixer.

Knead until the dough is smooth. Cover and rest for 20 minutes.

On a floured board, take as much dough to make a 3 inch sized ball.

Flatten slightly.

Using a rolling pin, roll out thinly into a round circle, with a 10 inch diameter.

Cook only one side on a tawa or a frying pan (with no oil) on a low heat for 1 minute.

Place onto a clean surface.

Cut in half.

Make the paste by mixing together plain flour and water until a thick paste is formed.

Brush the cooked side with the paste. (This is because the filling will be put here, and the uncooked side will be cooked in the oil).

Make a cone shape.

Fill the cone with 1 tablespoon of My Chicken Samosa Filling.

Press the edges together to close the samosa together. Use a little paste to help the sides stick together. 

Carry on making the rest of the samosas.

Deep-fry the samosas in oil on a medium heat, until they are golden brown.

Once cooked, drain on paper towels, to get rid of any excess oil.

Serve warm with My Green Yoghurt Chutney!


Pakistani Chicken Samosas


For the Pastry
·     12 ounces (340 grams) Plain Flour
·     1 teaspoon Salt
·     4 fl oz Vegetable Oil
·     Hot Water

For the Filling


1.To make the pastry, place the flour, salt and vegetable oil into a mixer bowl. Begin kneading with the dough hook, and add enough hot water to form a dough.

2.Knead until the dough is smooth. Cover and rest for 30 minutes.

3.To make the samosas, on a floured board, take as much dough to make a 3 inch sized ball. Flatten it slightly, and then roll out into a circle which is 10 inches in diameter.

4.Cook only on one side on a tawa or a frying pan (with no oil), on a low heat for 1 minute.

5.Place the circle onto a clean surface, and cut in half. Brush the cooked side with a paste (made by mixing plain flour and water together to form a paste).

6.Make a cone shape, and fill with one tablespoon of the chicken mixture. Press the edges together with a little of the paste, to seal the samosa. Continue making the rest of the samosas.

7.Deep fry the samosas in hot oil until they are golden brown and crispy.

8.Drain on paper towels, and then serve with Green Yoghurt Chutney and Tamarind Chutney!

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  1. The pastry for this comes out really nice. I followed this last Ramadan and my samosas came out delicious. Nabeela x

    1. Alhamdulillah I'm really happy that you liked this recipe .. And especially since you made them in Ramadan .. Keep me and the whole ummah in your duas please.

  2. Thanks for posting the dough recipe. I will try it today. I have never seen peas in samosas in pakistan... so not too fond of them. Mostly an indian thing it would seem? The chicken filling looks very appetizing however.

  3. Nah, peas are found in Pakistan in samosas. Punjab anyways. Maybe not in Karachi or other places...?

  4. Very nicely cooked. You made everything in its right shape. The combination of Green Sauce with Samosas is great. Thanks for describing everything in detail. I'll try the recipe this weekend.

  5. Thanks for these great smosa's recipe. I love this.

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  7. Great recipie . Going to try for todays iftar

  8. I have never tasted this roti. Looks really yummy and bookmarked right away. will be trying..
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  9. Hey.
    What if the uncooked side of pastry is inside and cooked is on the outside? Will it make any difference?

    1. No, it shouldn't make too much of a difference! :)

  10. These samosas taste great! I wasn't too sure at first as I hadn't tested some of the ingredients before but, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised and everyone loved them at home! (Made them for iftari) Thank you!!! :D

    1. So glad you enjoyed the samosas! They're a real favourite in our house! :)

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    1. At least 20 large ones but it depends on how big you make them.

  12. Salaams when you say hot water do you mean kettle hot?

  13. Can you make these and freeze them and cook when needed

  14. JazakAllah khair for your recipe . Tried your pastry recipe and worked so well :)


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