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Samosas with a Twist

For my first ever virtual blog party, a monthly event started and hosted by lovely Stephanie of Dispensing Happiness, I made these little golden parcels of potato-pea filling in all purpose flour wraps and a pitcher of refreshing watermelon juice.

Little Golden Parcels (Samosas with a Twist) & Watermelon Juice

They are a hit in my house, a party of two. Hope the hostess approves my contribution.

Recipe of Little Golden Parcels:

For Curry:Preparing Little Golden Parcels aka Samosas with a Twist
1 cup of mashed potato
Half onion, two green chillies, half cup of fresh peas, coarsely grinded
Pinch of turmeric and salt to taste
Prepare the curry by sautรƒยฉing the above ingredients.

1. Prepare a firm dough by mixing one cup of all-purpose flour, half cup of water and a pinch of baking powder & salt. Keep it aside for at least half an hour. Meanwhile prepare the curry. When the curry is ready and cool enough to handle, take out and divide the dough into small balls. And with a rolling pin, roll out the rounds. Or simply use wonton wraps.

2. Take one teaspoon of cornstarch in a cup, make a paste by adding little water.

3. In each wrap, put a teaspoonful of curry mixture in the center. Make a line of cornstarch paste around, about half inch from the edge. Bring all four corners to the center and press together firmly to form little bags.

4. In batches, deep-fry them in oil until golden brown. Makes about 15 to 20. I don’t have chives at home right now; otherwise I could have tied a chive around the neck of each bag as garnish.

5. Serve them with a dipping sauce of your choice.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in All-Purpose Flour(Maida),Goduma (Wheat),Potato (Thursday September 22, 2005 at 2:08 pm- permalink)
Comments (18)

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  1. Indira, they’re wonderful!

    I’m so happy you could join us!

    Comment by Stephanie — September 22, 2005 @ 2:49 pm

  2. Hi Indira!

    I would like to invite you to participate in “I Like ’em Spicy!”, a fortnightly food event, where all participants have to come up with a spicy recipe using the Star Ingredient (which is different every fortnight)!

    The rules are simple:

    1. The recipe has to use the Star Ingredient as the base of the dish
    2. It has to be SPICY!!
    3. Dishes can be of any form you can imagine, appetizers, mains, desserts, drinks…whatever you can come up with!

    On the 1st and 15th of every month, I will the post the Star Ingredient and you are expected to email your entries to by the next two weeks.

    At the end of the two weeks, I will post all the recipes on a special blog built especially for “I Like ’em Spicy!” so you can all view the fabulous entries!

    For further details do drop in “Hooked on Heat”, at and join in on the fun!

    – Meena

    Comment by Meenakshi — September 22, 2005 @ 2:57 pm

  3. Stephanie… Thanks, looking forward to the all the wonderful recipes, particularly your entry:)

    Meenakshi… My entry will be there. I have noticed your earlier message and another comment with same contents was not necessary. Thanks.

    Comment by Indira — September 22, 2005 @ 3:57 pm

  4. Hey, where’s the recipe? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by Sweetnicks — September 22, 2005 @ 4:02 pm

  5. Congrats on your first blog party! Those look like the most darling little baggies of yumminess!

    Comment by Beth - The Zen Foodist — September 22, 2005 @ 5:59 pm

  6. ooh those are so cute…what a great way to make a samosa variation!

    Comment by Nupur — September 22, 2005 @ 8:19 pm

  7. Sweetnicks… I am going to post the recipe today. Thanks.

    Beth, Nupur… Thanks. They are easy to make too.

    Comment by Indira — September 23, 2005 @ 8:32 am

  8. Everything looks great but I really want some of that watermelon juice. Where does one find it?

    Comment by mzn — September 23, 2005 @ 8:05 pm

  9. Hi Indira,
    Your blog is really good. Just one look at the pictures makes my mouth water. And your recipes are very easy to follow too. Those chappatis/rotis that accompany most of your dishes look good. Can you please post the recipe(I know it’s very basic – but I never get it right – ends up hard and leathery ๐Ÿ™ unless I use loads of oil). Thanks

    Comment by Foodlova — September 24, 2005 @ 3:48 pm

  10. mzn…I made it at home by processing some seed less watermelon cubes in a blender. I poured the juice through cheese cloth to remove the pulp,then added lime juice. Kept in freezer for about half an hour before drinking.
    Your yellow watermelon sourcream sherbetlooks great!

    Foodlova…Thank you! I will definitely post about chapati making soon, wait and see:)

    Comment by Indira — September 24, 2005 @ 9:10 pm

  11. Indira,

    I have been lurking on your blog, and I have to say you always make me hungry! Thank you for posting such wonderful recipes. Your Samosas with a twist, and the watermelon juice are so tempting. I had to break my silence and tell you “Don’t stop, but man you’re making me hungry!” LOL ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

    Comment by Milgwimper — September 25, 2005 @ 7:56 pm

  12. Your blog is delicious!

    Comment by Elvira — September 26, 2005 @ 10:49 am

  13. hello indira ji.
    yummy and delicious bags.i tried our common samosa shapes several times.but failed every time.but this bag shapes are simply superb and easy to prepare.

    Comment by SabithaPrashanth — October 22, 2005 @ 4:02 am

  14. Hi Indira,

    I tried the samosa this evening, it was very tasty. I could’nt get the crispness. I dint use the cornstarch. Is this available as cornstarch powder in the grocery stores. I have corn powder. Is it the same as cornstarch. Do let me know….Thanks Priya:)

    Indira says
    Hi Priya.. are you from California?
    Yep, cornstarch is different from corn powder. You can find corn starch, in almost all American grocery shops. Very cheap, a dollar and some cents for a box of cornstarch.
    Corn starch acts like glue and seals the samosa packet and glued in this way, hot oil won’t enter into the samosa packets when deep fried.

    Comment by Priya — November 10, 2005 @ 8:02 pm

  15. Helo Indira!

    my sis- in -law gave me your web site..
    looks great.
    can u tell me if you can make baked samosas?

    Comment by gemini10 — September 3, 2007 @ 6:27 pm

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  17. Hi there!
    ur samosas looks really ummy :)but how did u roll them into beautiful and cute pockets…can u post step by step that i can mak exactly like urs……so nice of u….thanks in advance…take care, bye ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by farah — March 28, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

  18. well done.your blog are really very good.

    Comment by mh — August 31, 2010 @ 8:20 pm

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