Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. For Filling:

  2. 3 baking potatoes , about 1 lb, peeled

  3. 2 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil

  4. 1 yellow onion , finely chopped

  5. 3 cloves garlic , finely chopped

  6. 1 teaspoon peeled and finely chopped fresh ginger

  7. 1/2 cup frozen petite peas, thawed

  8. 1/2 cup finely diced carrots , blanched for 3 minutes and drained

  9. 2 fresh small green chilies, seeded and chopped

  10. 2 teaspoons curry powder

  11. 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

  12. 1 teaspoon salt

  13. 2 teaspoons sugar

  14. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  15. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  16. 1 package frozen spring roll wrappers , thawed

  17. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  18. 2 tablespoons water

  19. peanut oil for frying

  20. Chinese plum sauce for dipping

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. FOR FILLING: Place the potatoes in a saucepan, add water to cover generously and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil until tender when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes. Drain and let cool, then peel and cut into 1/4-inch dice.

  2. In a nonstick wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm the ghee or oil. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the potatoes, peas, carrots and chilies; gently mix with the onion mixture. Increase the heat to high and fry until the potatoes have a dry consistency, about 3 minutes longer. Season with the curry powder, turmeric, salt, sugar, cilantro and lemon juice. Stir together gently and remove from the heat. Set aside to cool.

  3. TO ASSEMBLE: Remove 16 spring roll wrappers from the package; freeze the remaining wrappers in an airtight plastic bag for another use. In a small bowl, mix the flour with the water to form a paste; set aside. Cut the spring roll wrappers into 3 equal strips. Cover the unused strips with a damp cloth. Lay 1 strip vertically to you on a work surface. Place a well-packed heaping tablespoon of the filling at the end nearest you. Pull the left-hand corner over the filling on the diagonal to the opposite (right) edge to create a 45-degree angle and corner. Fold up to enclose the top edge, then continue folding the bottom triangle toward the top edge, enclosing the filling completely. Brush the last flap of the triangle with the flour-water paste to seal the triangle. Set on a baking sheet and cover with a kitchen towel. Repeat with the remaining strips and filling.

  4. In a wok or deep frying pan over medium-high heat, pour in oil to a depth of at least 2 inches and heat to 375 degrees F. on a deep-frying thermometer. Using a slotted spoon, gently lower several triangles into the oil, making sure they can float freely. Fry, turning as needed, until golden brown and crisp, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

  5. Serve the samosas hot with plum sauce for dipping.


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