Samose – A grand snack to which every Indian swears by. Be it with your morning tea or an evening snacks…90% of us love the surreal combo of samosa with green chutney and chai. No matter whether one is on diet or not, samosa waali cheat diet to banti hai 😀 Isn’t it?
Till now I am sure you guys are aware of my traditional Indian household in which I am born and brought up and then got married again to a traditional family… My both the families love to savor on these grand meals ( now not very often due to age) but yes still cheat days are spent while indulging in home made samosas, kachori, laddu and mathri… During the golden era of my grand mom, we kids used to go to school while having a breakfast of Bournvita Milk [ Err – I hate milk till date 😦 ] , 1 Mathri and 1 koor ka samosa…It was indeed healthy as home made stuff that too made of wheat have no competitors since ages… My grandmom opened the world of amazing recipes to me and one such delicacy from her ‘World’ was – Matar K Samose.
Aloo Samosa is versatile and available at every nook and corner but Koor (Dal) k samose is again very unique and Matar k Samose is simply out of the world. Though now the recipe is quite popular and every second family is aware of it but I was introduced to this delish delicacy while I was around 7-8 yrs i.e. in the year 1994-95. Come winters and papa used to bring peas in bulk like 5-6 kgs cuz Mom had to prepare her wildest curry of Peas i.e. Nimona (traditional delicacy of my Nani ) and Dadi had to prepare her exclusive Pea Samosa… and obvious me – my brother – my dad had to relish both of them and enjoy our sunny noons on the terrace… 😀 Such beautiful were those days.. Ahhh Miss them!
Years passed…I have lost both my mom and grand mom but yes – the rich treasure which they have given me in the form of traditionally rich and beautiful delicacies.. I will cherish it forever and will preserve it for the new generations to come… 🙂
Matar K Samose are a traditional recipe prepared with a warm filling of Pea Masala. Usually it is bite sized and fried but I am presenting you the baked version which makes it more crunchy and healthy.
This recipe is made for our 74th Foodie Monday Bloghop wherein our theme for this week is #Peas.
Let’s have a look on the Recipe of Matar K Samose.
Makes – 10 pieces
Preparation time – 10 mins
Baking time – 20 mins
For the dough
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Ajawain
- 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1/2 inch finely chopped green chilly
- Water for kneading
For the filling
- 2 cups Pea – Boiled and Slightly grounded
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 1 tsp Cumin seeds
- A pinch of Astoefida (This helps in keeping stomach healthy)
- 2 tsp Garam Masala
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Amchoor powder
- Roughly Grounded – 2 cloves and 6 black pepper
- 1/2 inch Ginger – finely chopped
- Salt as per taste
- 1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
For the filling
Heat ghee and put cumin seeds and Astoefida. Once warm, add peas along with all the other ingredients except coriander leaves. Mix well and fry till it’s done. It will take almost 10 mins to fry it well. Sprinkle coriander leaves and mix well. Pea mixture is ready!
[We always put Astoefida while making pea delicacy is because o f it’s super amazing quality of keeping the stomach cool. Pea holds certain elements which are little heavy on stomach and may cause indigestion.]
For the dough
Knead a soft yet firm dough from the ingredients. Feel free to add or subtract the quantities as per your taste.
Also make the flour paste for sticking the corners. 1 tbsp Maida + 2 tbsp water = Flour paste
Make 6 balls out of dough ( as I made Mini – Samosas) and roll them in oval shape. Slit from the mid and put the flour paste on the corners. Now make the samosa shapes and put the pea filling. Chalk out the preferred shape and close the ends.
Make 12 samosas out of it.
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Put the samosas on the baking tray and bake them at 150 degrees for 25 minutes. Brush it twice with milk and butter mixture to get a golden crust.
Baked Peas Samosas are ready!
Serve it with Mint Chutney and Home made – Strawberry Chutney… 🙂
Strawberry Chutney recipe coming soon!
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