Jul 19, 2012

Steamed Potli Samosa

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
steamed potli METHOD:--
For filling:--
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.

16. Place the potlis in the greased idli plate.

17. cover and cook for 7 minutes

After 7 minutes when you remove the lid they looks like this with a shining like in the above picture.
Serve this healthy steamed potlis with chilli garlic sauce.
This is my third recipe with the theme of deep fried snack made healthy by baking or steaming for blogging marathon 18 th edition at Vallis spice your life lets check blogging marathon page


Usha said...

Those potlis are so cute and so is your idli cooker.

Anu said...

I like to steaming with this flour, but never tried. Ur looks perfect with nice folding.

PT said...

looks fantastic.. perfectly made..

Divya Pramil said...

Wow looks like Indian wontons :) Great recipe!! Healthy too :)
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Preeti Garg said...

Awesome and completely mouthwatering and healthy tooo

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious inviting recipe

Chef Mireille said...

very detailed methodology with wonderful step by step pics..really a great one to show how it can be healthy

Pavani said...

Awesome looking potli samosas.. Very innovative, healthy & delicious.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - love these potlis...
very innovative... just like momos but with our indian kick... Awesome...

Kalyani said...

look like momos ...am totally loving this , esp with wholewheat too !
bookmarkign this padma 1

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Sangeetha Nambi said...

Wonderful Momos/Samosa....


Jayanthi said...

Love the idea Harini. I also like the way you showed how thin the dough has to be rolled, very detailed recipe. Looks awesome.

Srivalli Jetti said...

Thos potlis are looking so cute Padma...hats off for taking so much pain in doing a step by step and presenting such a healthy version of this..should get around doing this sometime..

Priya said...

Omg, wat a great work Padma, never thought of making this healthy steamed samosas. Well done.

PJ said...

Wow love the color and it sure is healthy...

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously made these make a wonderful meal and snack

DivyaGCP said...

They are very tempting. Love the idea of steaming them. They remind me of kozhukattai's..

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Poornima Nair said...

These look wonderful, like wontons! Love the idea!

vaishali sabnani said...

like the way u have turned this fried snack into a steamed one!...they look cute and the fit so well in the idli stand!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Man, this looks amazing! I definitely want to try this!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

very cute. Never thought to steam these. good one, Padma.