These Samosa Pinwheels are easy with a few ingredients. Samosa Pinwheels are great party appetizer. It’s a twist in the popular Indian snack Samosa. Making perfect Samosa could be tricky. But Samosa Pinwheels are very easy. I love samosa. I like to experiment with it. Earlier I have shared recipe of Samosa Khandvi, which is a super hit. Do check it out as well. I have wrapped Samosa stuffing into Samosa dough, but you can roll it in tortilla or puff pastry. Samosa Pinwheels recipe idea adapted from Manjulas Kitchen.
Important Notes :-
- I have added ghee in dough. But you can add oil instead of ghee. I have learnt that adding ghee in dough makes samosa very flaky and crispy.
- The amount of water added depends on the flour quality. Add little water at a time. You have to knead into a tight firm dough.
- You can fill samosas pinwheels with any stuffing, but I like my samosa pinwheels with potatoes and peas.
- Don’t roll Samosa too thin or thick.
- Boiled potatoes should be dry.
Maida/all purpose flour – 2 cup
Ghee – 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Carom seeds – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Boiled and peeled Potatoes – 4 medium size
Green peas – 1/2 cup
Ginger chili paste – 2 tsp
Amchur powder/dried mango powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Pinch of turmeric powder
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp (Optional)
All purpose flour / Maida – 3 tbsp
Water – 1/4 cup
Oil for frying
1. Take maida in a big bowl. Add salt, carom seeds and ghee in to the flour. With your hands rub the ghee in the flour to get a breadcrumbs like consistency.
2. Add water gradually around 1 to 2 tbsp at a time. Knead to a firm dough. Cover the dough with a wet kitchen towel. Keep it aside for 30 mins.
1. Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger chili paste. Saute it for few seconds. Add green peas. Cook it for 2 minutes on a medium flame.
2. Mash the potatoes. Don’t mash it very much. Add mashed potatoes in to the frying pan.
3. Add salt, garam masala, amchur powder, turmeric and chili powder. Mix all the ingredients really well. Cook it for 4 – 5 minutes on medium heat.
4. Let this mixture cool down completely.
Making Samosa Pinwheels
1. Knead the dough. Divide dough into 3 equal parts and make them into a ball.
2. Roll each one into 12 inch diameter.
3. Spread one part of the filling evenly over rolled dough.
4. Roll the sheet gently until you have a nice firm log. Use little water to seal the end.
5. Seal both the side ends properly. Slice them 1 inch thick with sharp knife. Press each Samosa pinwheel lightly.
6. Mix all purpose flour / Maida with water and make a thin batter.
7. Heat oil in a pan for frying the Samosa Pinwheels.
8. Dip Samosa Pinwheels in the batter one at a time and drop them slowly into the hot oil. Fry them until both the sides are golden brown. Repeat this process until all the pinwheels are done.