This recipe i have inspired by Sanjeev Kapoor Potli samosa (deep fried). Samosa is one of the favorite snack which we love to have any time not only tea time. Normally samosa is a deep fried snack and made by maida(allpurpose flour). I have seen in some food websites they made this deep fried snack in a baking version. But i wanted to try this snack in much more healthy way. So tried I them steamed my first attempt is with maida. I mixed the dough maida and prepared just like how we make for deep fried samosa. I use the filling also same like as deep fried samosa filling with potato curry. I must say this attempt is a failure because the puri which i made was thick like normal samosa. And stuffing is potato curry is so soft without any crunches. When we deep fry samosa the out side crust will be crunchy so if the fill is soft also the out side crunchy crust will give a tempting taste to samosa. Now when we steam them the out side crust will not be crisp it will be soft. And when we make the crust thick like normal samosa that the in side of the samosa dough did not cooked properly . I find that raw taste in that samosas.
This time I changed the flour to wheat flour to make the crust and made a very thin puri. For filling I used mixed vegetables like carrot and beans along with potato so that you can find the filling crunchy.So do not over cook the vegetables for this steamed samosa. Serve this delicious and healthy potli samosa with chili garlic sause. Because the filling is less spicy so you have to serve a dip which is spicy. They did not taste like deep fried samosa but the filling will give you a feel like that you ate samosa. I want to make them more healthy way so i used wheat flour. You can use All purpose flour(maida) also but make the crust as thin as possible. So lets check how I made them....
Atta (wheat flour) --- 1 cup
Salt to taste
Water --- 1/4 cup
Onion --- 1 big finely chopped
Carrot --- 1 finely chopped
Green beans -- finely chopped 1/2 cup
Potato --- 1 medium finely hopped
Green chillies --- 2 finely chopped
Ginger --- 1/2 inch piece finely chopped
Garlic cloves --- 5 finely chopped
Oil -- 1 tab sp
Cumin seeds --- 1 tea sp
Salt --- 1/4 tea sp
Garam masala --- 1/2 tea sp
Chat masala -- 1/4 tea sp
Dry mango powder -- 1/4 tea sp
1. Heat oil in a pan add cuminseeds let them popup then add chopped onion, green chillies, ginger, garlic fry till onion turn into trasperent.
2. Add choped potato, salt mix well cover and cook in a low heat for 5 minutes by the time potato will be half cooked.
3. Then add chopped cattot, beans cover and cook till vegetables are cooked.
4. Open the lid and add garam masala, chat masala, dry mango powder mix well and remove from heat and set a side.
5. Now take atta in a mixing bowl add salt sprinkle water and knead a little stiff then chapathi dough.
6. Knead well and make small balls out of this dough
7 . take small portions how we do for puris.
8. Press this dough ball in to very thin circle.
9. Press this puri as thin as possible like how i made check the above picture you can see my finger shadow trough the puri.
10. Now apply little water on the edeges of the thin puri.
11. Keep a table spoon full curry in the center of the puri.
12. Bring up the edges and lightly press to stick and give a bundle shape (potli)
13. Press well to make sure that stuffing should not come out.
14. Heat 1 cup water in a pan.
15. Place a idli plate in that pan and grease with a drop of oil.
17. cover and cook for 7 minutes
Serve this healthy steamed potlis with chilli garlic sauce.
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