Potli Samosa / Indian Style Deep Fried Pastry Pouches Stuffed With Masala

Impress your guests with these small parcels of delicious goodness that can be relished as a unique appetizer! 



Maida / all purpose flour – 1/4 cup
Minced meat – 1/2 cup
Onion – 1, finely chopped
Ginger- 1″, finely minced
Green chilies – 3, finely minced
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Pepper powder- 1 tsp
Cilantro leaves- A small bunch, finely chopped
Melted ghee / clarified butter- 2 tbsp
Oil – As needed for frying
Salt – To taste
Warm water- As needed

Method: In a large bowl, add maida, salt, and ghee and mix well to form a crumbled mixture. Add lukewarm water as needed and knead into a smooth dough. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let the dough rest for 15-20 mins.
Heat oil in a large pan. Add the chopped onions, turmeric powder, and salt and saute until translucent. Add the minced ginger and green chilies and saute until the raw smell goes away. Add the ground meat and cook for 10-15 mins. Once the meat turns brown, add the spice powders- red chili powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, and pepper powder. Fry on medium high flame for 1-2 mins. Add the chopped coriander and mix well. Remove from flame and allow it to cool.
Knead the dough once again and divide it into equal lemon-sized portions, roll them into balls, and flatten them into discs using a rolling pin. Place the poori on your palm and place a scoop of the prepared stuffing in the centre of the poori making sure not to overcrowd. Gently pinch together the edges of the poori to form pleats and give a slight twist to the pleats to resemble a cloth pouch.
Heat oil in a large pan. Gently add the parcels one by one and fry until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain excess oil and transfer them to a paper towel. Serve and enjoy with green chutney and a cup of tea or coffee.

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