Aloo Samosa Not For You? From Cheese and Jalapenos to Sweet Coconut, Unique Samosa Fillings to Try

A report released by the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) on Tuesday, July 11, revealed that Delhi has a clear preference for North Indian snacks, namely samosa and chole bhature, over any other cuisine when it comes to their ordering and dining habits. Samosas, both big and small, are available in almost every nook and corner of the National Capital Region, making them a convenient set of tasty bites. The typical spicy potato and pea filling, though a classic, might very well seem repetitive for your occasional chai-time indulgence. There are some unique samosa concoctions in the market that might be worth your attention.

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Jalapeño Cheese Samosa

If you haven’t gotten your hands on a pizza samosa yet, you’re seriously missing out! A pizza samosa is the perfect example of how cheese and samosas are literally made for each other. For the true cheese lovers out there, take your love for this melty treat a step further with this three-cheese jalapeño recipe from My Food Story.

Jalapeño Cheese Samosas (My Food Story)
Jalapeño Cheese Samosas (My Food Story)

Ingredients: Samosa filling — grated mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, finely chopped jalapeños – 2; samosa sheets – 15, maida – 2 tbsp, water – 3 tbsp, oil for frying

Method: Mix all the filling ingredients together, making sure the consistency is thick and lumpy, not runny. Make a paste with the maida and water to act as glue for your samosa wrappers. Pour the filling into the wrappers, seal them and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Fry them in small batches on medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Coconut Samosa

If the thought of a sweet samosa makes you cringe, we just have to say: don’t criticize it until you try it! This simple nariyal ka samosa recipe from Fatima Cooks is all you need to change your mind.

Coconut Samosas (BBC)
Coconut Samosas (BBC)

Ingredients: Samosa dough — maida – 2 cups, butter – 3 tbsp, water – as much as needed; coconut filling — desiccated coconut – 1/2 cup, white sugar – 1/2 cup, 1 egg; oil for frying

Method: Crumble the butter into the dough and knead into a ball, adding as much water as necessary. Let it rest for at least 30 minutes. Mix the filling ingredients. Form samosa cones with the dough and pour the filling into them before frying them in small batches over medium heat.

Chow mein samosa

A samosa chowmein isn’t exactly atypical. That being said, it deserves a spot on this list simply for its innovative flavor profile that, surprisingly, works. Try this Sanjeev Kapoor-approved recipe if you’re not already in love with this fusion delicacy.

Ingredients: Spring roll wrappers – 8 to 10, Cornstarch porridge – 1 tbsp, Garlic, minced – 7 to 8 cloves, Ginger, minced – 1 tsp, Spring onions, chopped – 2 to 3 bulbs, Schezwan sauce – 2 tbsp, Ketchup – 1 tbsp, Soy sauce – 1 tsp, Salt to taste, White sesame seeds for sprinkling, Oil for frying; Ready-made/leftover chow mein – 1 cup

Method: Fill the spring rolls with chowmein, coat with cornstarch and fry over medium heat until crispy and golden brown. Drain excess oil on tissue paper. Meanwhile, mix the remaining ingredients over high heat with a little cornstarch. Pour over the samosas. Garnish with sesame seeds and spring onions.

Iranian Onion Samosa

What’s tastier than a delicious bite of carbs? A juicy bite of carbs packed with carbs. That delicious flavor is exactly what this onion samosa recipe from Hebbar’s Kitchen promises to deliver.

Ingredients: Patti leaves — maida – 2 cups, cornstarch – 2 tbsp, water – 2 cups, salt to taste; Stuffing — chopped onions – 2, poha – 1 cup, chopped chilli – 1, red chilli powder – 1 tsp, jeera powder – 1/2 tsp, chaat masala – 1 tsp, salt – 3/4 tsp, finely chopped coriander – 2 tbsp; maida paste and oil for frying

Method: Whisk together the patti sheet ingredients until you get a smooth, lump-free batter. Cook on a greased pan like crepes – these will be your ‘samosa sheets’. Mix all the filling ingredients, fill the sheets and seal with maida paste. Cook on medium-high heat in small batches.

Nutella Samosas

If the coconut samosa recipe mentioned above is too subtle for your taste buds, dive right into a succulent bite of this Nutella samosa recipe from The Petite Cook. You simply can’t go wrong with this one!

Nutella Samosa (The Little Cook)
Nutella Samosa (The Little Cook)

Ingredients: Samosa pastry sheets – 8, Chilled Nutella, Sliced ​​banana – 1, Grated coconut – 4 tbsp, Maida – 1 tbsp, Water – 2 tbsp, Cooking spray/cooking oil spray, Icing sugar for dusting

Method: Preheat the oven to 200°C. Shape the samosa sheets into cones and mix the maida and water to create glue for the edges. Fill with Nutella, a slice of banana and a sprinkle of coconut before sealing. Bake for 15 minutes until crisp and golden, turning halfway through. Dust with icing sugar.

Will you try one of these wacky samosa swaps?

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