SK turns 2 !!!! Celebrations with Singara ( Bengali Samosa)

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Proud!! Sandhya’s Kitchen turns 2…
My baby is growing to a toddler.. Passing thro the early rough stage , trying to get acquaintances and recognition and get stable while walking.. Many trips , hurting the tender knees… now confidently running around…
SK has given me so much of an identity , allowing my thoughts and scribbling’s to have a reach. Feels  proud when I get to hear from near & far about the blog , about the recipes they tried , successful attempts and their thoughts.. Quite thoughtful of my friends & neighbours who remember to keep aside props thinking about my blog .. Isn’t it very nice of them??? Hugs to Mom & H … specially for picking baking books for me Smile …  Never realised I have a lovely set of silent readers of this space.. A liner from them or a mail from them letting me know , has a heap of significance..
Happy Birthday bloggy baby !!!

Our family has got a lot of Bong Influence… I have spent 6 months in Kolkata when V was born.
For people who are not familiar with Indian Geography , West Bengal(WB) is a state in the eastern part of India. Regional language spoken is Bengali. Kolkata is the capital of WB.Rice & Fish are the favourite food. Common spices found in a Bengali kitchen are cumin, ajmoda (radhuni), bay leaf, mustard, ginger, green chillies, turmeric, etc. People of erstwhile East Bengal use a lot of ajmoda, coriander leaves, tamarind, coconut and mustard in their cooking; while those aboriginally from West Bengal use a lot of sugar, garam masala and red chilli powder. Vegetarian dishes are mostly without onion and garlic. (Source : Wiki)
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            The tender coriander leaves are homegrown.. My first ever attempt !!
I m such a sucker for shopping… … Loved everything about the place.. and its markets …. Secondly the street food.. Luchi Aloo , Katti Rolls, Putchka’s – they are like Golgappa’s but water has got a different take…  , Rasgulla’s   – who wudnt love them fresh.. I used to gobble 3-4 every day  , Singara’s  – they are the typical bengali samosa’s and we just love them…..
It cant get any better to celebrate this joyous occasion with Singara’s ..  I have done my research on this with Bengali friends & H off course .. You must b wondering what has H to do with Bong cuisine ??He has spent his schooling out there….  The taste still lingers around when it comes to authenticity.
With this discussion I boiled down to my Ingredients
Vegggies -Potato & Peas .
Spices – Panchphoran ?? Nops We use them only for curries . So what is it ?? SOS call to a new bengali friend and got the spice powder recipe..
Outer covering / shell – Just Plain flour . We have a reason for indulgence .For healthier version , I would definitely go for half wheat flour – half plain flour.
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INGREDIENTS:
For the outer covering / samosa shell:

Plain Flour1 Cup + 2 Tblspn
WaterApprox 1/4th Cup
Carom Seeds ( Ajwain)1 Tsp
Cumin Seeds  ( Jeera)1/2 Tsp
SaltTo Taste
Butter2 Tsp
Oil2 Tsp
OilFor frying

Singara Filling :

Potatoes3 Nos medium sized
Garden Peas1/2 Cup
Oil1 Tsp
Cumin Seeds1 Tblspn
Coriander Seeds1 Tblspn
Red Chilli2-3
Freshly grated Ginger1/2 Tsp
SaltTo Taste
Sugar1/2 Tsp

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DIRECTIONS:

  • Combine Plain Flour , Carom , Cumin Seeds, Salt and the melted butter. Give it a good mix and obtain a partial sandy texture. Now incorporate the water & the oil and kneed them well. Let the consistency be harder than the chapatti dough. Cover the dough and allow it to rest for 20 minutes .
  • Pressure cook the potatoes to half its capacity so that we can roughly mash them with bits of pieces  around. I have used frozen peas here..Just added them into luke warm water for 5 min , drained them and kept aside.  You can also add small chunks of cauliflower if you like. Its predominantly a winter vegetable .
  • Dry roast Cumin, Coriander Seeds & Dry  Red Chilli for 3-4 min until a lovely aroma is up in  the air . Cool it for 5 min and powder it in the blender.
  • Heat oil in the pan.Drop in grated ginger . Once slightly brown , add in Turmeric and fry for 30 sec . I have used Sunflower oil for the whole process. But if you like Mustard oil , go ahead and try them out for making the potato filling.
  • Add the mashed potatoes , green peas , salt ,sugar and  saute  them  for 2-3 min.….Sprinkle all the powdered spices , give it good stir. 5 More min , turn off the flame , transfer the filling to a ceramic bowl and let it cool down. This takes roughly 10 min altogether..
  • Heat oil in a deep pan for frying. In the meanwhile lets get started with the Samosa covering. Sprinkle some flour on ur work top or ur wooden board where you intend creating roundels of the flour balls.
  • Pinch the dough into equal number of balls . I got 4 of them and now roll them into roundels one by one ,very thin and cut them with a pizza cutter/ cutlery knife into 2 pieces. Shape them like a cone , applying oil on the inner side , fill in the potato filling and seal the edges by pressing the ends together using some water. For a video tutorial check here. Repeat the process with the rest of them and we get 8 singara’s ready for frying..
  • Drop in any small remaining piece of the dough in the oil , to check if its ready for frying. Deep fry them in hot oil and fry them until they turn brown and crispy.Drain them onto a kitchen towel . Repeat the process with the rest of them.
  • Serve warm with Green Coriander Chutney & Ketchup . singara4

This is how  my plate was post limelight photography.. Cudnt resist setting the table.. Just gobbled then & there….. 

Sending this recipe to Flavour of Bengal hosted by Priya at Mharo Rajasthan’s Recipes, brain child of Nayna from Simply Food

Freelancer Food Photographer, Recipe Developer & Food Stylist

Comments (47)

  • Congrats and wish you many more to come. By the by lovely crunchy samosas. Feel like grabbing it

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  • Congrats and wish many more years of blogging to you …samosa looks just so yum….

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  • Dear Sandy,

    Congrats so much and the Singharas are so tempting and sound so delicious. I can completely understand ur feelings as I also celebrated the same a few days back.
    Keep blogging!!! Cheers

    FOODELICIOUS

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  • @ Shanthi Aunty… Thank u soo much ..glad to receive my first wishes from you on this …

    @ Priti…
    Tat was really v quicky.. thanks a ton

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  • congrats sandhya…my bloggy baby turns two this sunday 🙂
    id def love 2 have a samosa now:)

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  • They look scrumptious…awesome photography…lovely way 2 celebrate..happy birthday 2 ur blog..:)

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  • Congrats Sandhya!!! And the samosas look so tempting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  • Many congratulations Sandhya on the second anniversary of Sandhya's Kitchen….that means I am associated with you for little less than two years….time sure flies:)
    The ever green samosa in whatever name we call it, is a sure delicious way to celebrate!

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  • Wish your blog many more B'Days Sandhya. Singaras are so crunchy. Inviting you to follow my blog.

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  • @ Nish ,Pari & Latha Aunty… congrats ya.. Isnt it a nice feeling to see ur baby growing.. Feelings are much mutual….

    Glad to know we are aquainted for around 2 years …

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  • @ Prathibha.. Glad u liked them… and Danke…

    @ Prathima.. Thanks ya…

    @ Radhika.. Thank u for visitng my space… A pleasure to know u at ur space tooo

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  • Congrats on our blog's 2nd birthday..Samosas are so welcome anytime…liked a bit different version too

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  • Congratulations Sandhya!! 🙂

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  • Samosas look so inviting. Love the clicks. Congrats 🙂

    First time here and I love the recipes. The pictures are stunning. Following you.

    Do visit me as time permits and would love to have you follow me too 🙂

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  • Congratulations Sandhya on the 2nd blog anniversary. Singara looks really irresistible!

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  • Congrats sandhya,Wish u many more to come…Keep Rocking.
    Samosas luks very tempting and always love ur neat presentation.

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  • Happy birthday to Sandhya's Kitchen!!!
    Samosa looks truly awesome!

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  • Congrats Sandy dear for the 2nd anniversary. These Singara's look yummy and I loved the write up too along with the clicks

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  • congrats sandhya…all the best n keep rocking!

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  • congrats on ur blog anniversary sandhya and best way to celebrate that with a delicious bengali snack

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  • Congrats sandhya's kitchen….wish u many many such milestones of ur blog baby…mutually with u as I celebrated my 1 st bloggy bday last month…great feeling …singharas look really very tempting n that last pic is simply amazing…yummy…

    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  • Congrats Dear… best wishes for more years of happy blogging. The samosas are absolutely delicious…:)
    Reva

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  • Congrats and wish your blog many more b'days….keep rocking…
    Samosas look superb…

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  • Congratsssssssss buddy on completing two years of fantastic blogging 🙂 Luv your blog a lot 🙂 Keep the work going and treat us with your lovely delicacies.

    Awesome Singara. looks damn delicious 🙂 Love the first click a lot :)Very tempting 🙂

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  • Wishing ur blog baby a very happy b'day. I love your blog and would like to see more posts …… 🙂
    The samosa looks perfect. I want some now.

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  • Congrats dear… Samosas looks so tempting.. My all time fav.. I think everyone's fav 🙂

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  • Congrats dear, Happy birthday to ur blog baby..Samosas looks addictive,crispy and inviting…

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  • Happy Birthday to Sandhya's Kitchen!
    Those samosas look very delicious.

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  • Congrats Sandhya and wow, those singhada's look mouth watering. Please do send this with your other veg bong recipes to my event of "Flavors of Bengal" 🙂

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  • Happy b'day to ur blog Sandhya.the samosas look so tempting with the green chutney and since I am a big samosa fan I would love to grab it right away.

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  • Congrats Samdhya ka..Lovely samosas and lovely lovely blog 🙂

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  • Congrats Sandhya ! I so want a couple of those samosas now, since it is tea time and also because they look so very tempting 🙂

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  • Happy Blog Birthday Sandhya!!
    Perfect way to celebrate..
    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com
    Event: Serve It-Chilled

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  • Mouthwatering here, super delicious samosa,yumm!

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  • Congrats and the samosas look awesome,tempting me very much,loved the messy look chutney click (all the clicks are awesome)very much!

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  • congrats sandhya !!!!! u have a wonderful blog …. Keep rocking …. samosas look delicious and tempting pictures … i am a regular follower to ur blog …..

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  • congrats sandhya!! keep it coming and wishes for more years! and singara i need it right away 🙂

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  • Happy Birthday SK…..wish u many more yum years to come….u r baby SK is rocking dear Sandhya….love this Singara recipe…..

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  • First time here..you have a lovely blog, and congrats on completing this milestone. Do visit my blog as time permits!!

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  • Looks great and I am sure tastes as good.Congrats on ur 2nd blog anniversary!! may u achieve many more!

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  • Yay Congrats on completing 2 years .. that's a huge achievement 🙂

    Shingara or Samosa both are too close to my heart . They are the best snack to go with the tea .. that's what i feel and i am will never get tired of them!

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  • Wowwwww.. looks so tempting and delicious… beautiful shots as usual.. thanks for sharing dear 🙂
    Indian Cuisine

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  • Congrats!! Singara looks yummy..my mom too recently made samosas 🙂 Love homemade ones!

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  • congrats!!!.
    the shingara looks yumm…reminds of the taste of these wonderful things back in kolkata..they are just unbeatable!!!

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  • happy birthday to your blog isn't blogging fun 🙂 great samosa

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  • Congrats one your milestone! Wish SK many more to come..

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  • Hi Sandhya, this is my first time here and I stumbled upon these bengali singaras, and I happen to be a bengali as well! Lovely photographs, Sandhya and well done. Loved your blog. I am your new follower now.

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