Canteen Samosa | how to make samosa

Canteen Samosa recipe with step by step pictures and a quick recipe video

What is a canteen samosa?

Samosa recipe is the best thing human beings can ever eat! To define it in a more practical way it can be said that Samosa is a deep-fried snack which has potato stuffing and is filled in all-purpose flour sheets and deep fried. It has a very crispy exterior and a spicy and tangy stuffing inside. This recipe gives the kind of samosa often available at the college or school canteens or in the movie halls.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for canteen style samosa recipe

Generally, samosa is made with a potato stuffing. The outer sheet is prepared using all purpose flour. In this recipe, I am using a very simple potato stuffing. In fact, it is a nonfried stuffing. For the outer covering, all-purpose flour has been used. this recipe doesn’t call for any special spices.  A good quantity of oil or ghee goes into it. Stiff dough is prepared which ensures that samosas remain crisp even after coming to the room temperature.

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Ingredients for canteen samosa recipe

For the coating

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1/2 -3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)

For the stuffing:

  • 4 medium sized boiled potatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 and ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 and ½ tsp dried mango powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder
  • A handful of chopped coriander and mint leaves

How to make samosa recipe

1.  Prepare the dough

In a mixing bowl add two cups of all purpose flour. Add in salt to taste. Rub 1 teaspoon of carom seeds between your palms. Add them to the flour. Into this add 1/4 cup oil. Mix all well.  If you take a portion in your palm and bind it, it will hold the shape not fall apart. Gradually add 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup of water and prepare stiff dough. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.


2. Prepare the stuffing

In a mixing bowl add 4 medium size boil potatoes. Add salt to taste, 1.5 teaspoon red chilli powder, 1.5 teaspoon dried mango powder, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder, handful of chopped mint leaves, and handful of chopped coriander leaves. Mix everything.


3. Prepare samosas

Once the dough has rested for 15 to 20 minutes punch it slightly. Divide the dough into portions. Make balls and roll them thin. Cut them diagonally, and shape it into a cone. Add potato stuffing. Apply some water on the edges. Fill it properly and seal it.


4. Fry samosas

Heat oil in a deep frying  pan. Once the oil is hot, on a medium flame add samosas. Fry them on low flame till golden brown.

5. Bon appétit

Serve samosa with greenchutney and imli ki chutney  town it with a cup of masala chai

samosa recipe


·         You may also add some fennel seeds.

·         Further for the dough, you may also use ghee instead of oil.

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