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Potli samosas


This is simply the 'BEST' and most 'UNIQUE SHAPED' samosa I have seen in all my life!These little potli samosas will sure make your guests ooh and aah o'er them. I promise you will love them. This is another one of the Diwali special dishes lined up on my list of things to make this year for Diwali:) This is also something I'd love everyone to try for this coming Cookathon as the theme is appetisers, and this sure is one!















3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
200 grams peas, frozen
or fresh, boiled
1 teaspoon coriander
½ teaspoon -
kasuri methi (crumbled between your palms)
1 teaspoon green chili peppers
½ teaspoon red chilis, dried
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cilantro
coriander leaves
For the dough
½ teaspoon -
ajwain, optional
250 grams all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
100 grams water


1 First, prepare the filling for this dish.

2 For this, do the following: Heat oil in a pan.

3 Add cumin seeds and allow to crackle.

4 Add greenpeas, and green chilli.

5 Mix well.

6 Once green peas are cooked, add corriander powder, kasori methi, red chilli powder and salt.

7 Mix well.

8 Add corriander leaves and mix well.

9 Now prepare the dough.

10 For this, put ajwain seeds, oil, flour and water in a bowl.

11 Knead well and make dough.(Dough should be hard)

12 Roll lengthwise.

13 Now make small round balls out of this (like you would make for rotis/chapatis).

14 Roll out on a lightly floured board until about 6 inches in diameter.

15 Now, put 1 to 2 tsps. of the above prepared stuffing in the center.

16 Close and give shape of a potli ('potli'is a Hindi word which means,"Small Basket").

17 Likewise, repeat for all the balls of dough.

18 Heat oil in a deep frying pan.

19 Drop potlis, gently, into the hot oil and deep fry until golden brown.

20 Remove from oil.

21 Drain on clean kitchen towels/napkins.

22 Serve hot.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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These samosas look and sound delicious, we love Indian food, and this is definitely one of our favorites. Thanks for sharing all kinds of yummy Indian recipes with photos :-)

about 9 years ago

thanks, happyhangbo...thank you very much.


Thanks for liking it.

about 9 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 219g (7.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 80345% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 62%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1185mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 32%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 3% Iron 37%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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