Saturday, 26 January 2013

Chicken Samosa Filling

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

Samosas are a classic Pakistani street food but are also incredibly popular at home. The traditional ones are usually filled with lamb mince, but there are many vegetarian variations as well. 

This recipe is for a shredded chicken, potato and peas filling that is really light but flavourful at the same time.




A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Potatoes

2. Mustard Seeds
3. Onion
4. Vegetable Oil
5. Crushed Ginger
6. Boneless Chicken Pieces
7. Water
8. Peas
9. Red Chilli Powder
10. Salt
11. Garam Masala
12. Ground Cumin
13. Ground Coriander
14. Mango Powder
15. Fresh Green Coriander

Bismillah, let's start!




To start, peel 9 potatoes and cut into chunks.



Boil the potatoes in water until they're cooked.




Once the potatoes are cooked, drain.





Place the potatoes into a bowl, and roughly chop, and set aside.




Next, take 2 teaspoons of mustard seeds.



Chop 1 onion.



Heat a few tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, and fry for 10 seconds until they begin to pop.



Next, take 2 teaspoons of crushed ginger. I used frozen.



Add the onions and ginger to the pan, and stir-fry for a few minutes.



Next, add 1 pound of boneless chicken pieces.



Brown the chicken on a medium heat.



Add 1/2 cup of water.



Stir the chicken, and then bring to the boil.



Cover the chicken and simmer for 1/2 hour, until the chicken is fully cooked.



Next, take a potato masher, and mash the chicken.



The chicken is now shredded.



Next, add 1 cup of frozen peas, and stir.



Stir in the mashed potatoes.



Next, the spices! Add:
3 teaspoon red chilli powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garam masala
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon mango powder



Stir the spices.



Add the spices and stir in.



Finally, as always, a handful of fresh coriander leaves.



Stir in the coriander leaves, and then cover and steam on a low heat for a few minutes until the peas are cooked.



Spread the chicken onto a large tray to cool off before filling the samosas! 

Wasalaam!

Chicken Samosa Filling

Ingredients

·     9 Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
·     2 teaspoons Mustard Seeds
·     1 Onion, peeled and sliced
·     Few teaspoons Vegetable Oil
·     2 teaspoons Crushed Ginger
·     1 pound Boneless Chicken Pieces
·     ½  cup Water
·     1 cup Frozen Peas
·     3 teaspoons Red Chilli Powder
·     2 teaspoons Salt
·     1 teaspoon Garam Masala
·     2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
·     2 teaspoons Ground Coriander
·     ½ teaspoon Mango Powder
·     Handful Fresh Coriander Leaves, chopped

Method

1. Place the potatoes into a pan of water and boil them until they are cooked through. Drain out the water and then roughly mash them. Set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and fry for 10 seconds until they start to pop. Add the onions and ginger and stir-fry for a few minutes.

3. Add the chicken and brown on a medium heat for a few minutes. Add the water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked.

4. Then, take a potato masher and mash the chicken. Add the peas, mashed potatoes, all the spices, the salt and the fresh coriander.

5. Cover and steam on low heat for a few minutes until the peas are cooked. Allow to cool completely before using to fill samosas.


46 comments

  1. love this recipe, I am using it currently and even sell samoosa's with this filling in cape town on the cape flats

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    1. wow .. I'm really honoured and glad you like it

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  2. Hi ,just a quick question.
    Is it leveled teaspoons in the dry ingredients or heaped?
    (salt,chillies,coriander powder,cumin powder etc)
    Thanx.

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    1. It's up to you really - how spicy or salty you like it but I would usually put heaped :)

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  3. Thankyou.Hope to make this soon.Looks nice.
    :-)

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    1. Hi again
      I did make samosas with this filling.
      Tasted really lovely.1st time I have ever made samosas.
      So thankyou. :-)

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    2. Glad you liked it! Hope you make samosas more often now!

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  4. MashaAllah great recipe. I also love the way you publish your recipes with lots of photos. Can I use uncooked mince from chicken legs instead of breast ?

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    1. Assalamu alaikum! Jazakillah khair for your lovely comments .. Yes you can use the mince instead!

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  5. Great recipe! My husband is from Southeast Asia and wanted curry puffs..he said your recipe is better than any he has had!!! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for the wonderful compliments .. I'm glad you both enjoyed it

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  6. I did make samosa using these filling. evryone loved them. Thanks a great deal.

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  7. How many somosas does this receipe make?

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    1. Approx 15-20 .. But it really does depend on how big or small your samosas are!

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  8. Asalamu alaikum
    MashaAllah what lovely foods you share and JazakAllahu khyrun for doing so.

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    1. Assalamu alaikum! Jazakallah khair for your comments .. Glad you enjoy my blog :)

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  9. You just are amazing sis!! I love yo!! I could not cook but your recipes have helped me cook, wow x

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    1. Wow! I'm so happy for you and glad I could be of help to you .. Keep trying more recipes :)

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  10. aslmwlkm... since 2days i was just thinking to make samosas...i wanted to prepare with new recipe...n wen i searched for it i noted ur recipe...surely i will prepare as per ur recipe soon...seems tasty...thnks :)

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    1. Assalamu alaikum! Hope you like it .. let me know how they turn out :)

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  11. Hi - I just came across your recipe. I made it over the weekend and it is so delicious! I made them into samosa and also chop (just breaded and fried). I received many compliments on how delicious everything tasted.
    thank you for sharing this recipe!

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    1. No problem! Glad you liked it! What is chop btw?

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    2. Chop is when you make the chicken filling into a patty or ball, put it in an egg dip and then bread crumbs and deep fry (or pan fry) them. It's an easier method than making the dough for samosa but still very yummy!

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    3. That sounds good! Will give it a go some time!

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  12. This recipe sounds really lovely! I'll be trying it out this month (along with just the potato and pea version). I'm trying to expand my diet since it currently consists almost entirely of pasta. (Not very good for you at all.)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Oh, I love pasta too. Especially with simple veg - so good. I make a version with fresh corn and courgettes. It's so summery! :)

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  13. I don't have any mango powder will this make a big difference :-(

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    1. It's fine - you can leave it out if you can't get hold of it. :)

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  14. Salam....made samosas first time. ..turned out nice saved me loads of money of buying samosas for Ramadan ..really love your blog step by step goin to try out other recipes from here ...thnks alot xxx

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    1. Wasalaam! glad you liked the samosas. and yes to saving money! hope your Ramadan is going well.

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  15. Yummy recipe....thinking of opening a small shop for samosa exclusive in Madurai in south India....great work...

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    1. thank you and good luck with your shop! :)

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  16. Can i use this filling to make spring rolls instead of samosa?

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  17. Was it small potatoes you used? Or can u tell me in grams or pound weight how much you used for this recipe. Thank you

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    1. The potatoes used in this recipe were medium potatoes. Of course, you can adjust to suit your own tastes as all potatoes vary in size. Sorry, I'm not sure about the actual weight.

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  18. Ew peas gross!!!

    otherwise looks yummy

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    1. I love peas! Feel free to leave them out if you feel otherwise! ;)

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  19. Is this possible to make without Red Chilli Powder? If I use green chilli.

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  20. Do I really need crushed ginger or can I use ground ginger? Also can u use ground mustard instead of the seeds?

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    1. The crushed ginger and mustard seeds should be used but if for some reason, you cannot use them, then feel free to use your substitutes! :)

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  21. Going to try, thanks for recipe hope it turns out as tasty as it sounds/looks😀

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