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Samosa pinwheels are great party treat. This is an interesting twist on the popular Indian snack samosas. They make a mouthwatering appetizer or can be served as a chaat.

Serves 4

Samosa Pinwheels Recipe by ManjulaIngredients:

Filling

  • 4 medium potatoes boiled peeled and roughly mashed (to make 2½ cups of mashed potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup green peas boiled and drain, I am using frozen green peas
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tablespoon green chili chopped
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon mango powder (amchur)
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, adjust to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped(hara dhania)

Dough

  • 1 cup all purpose flour (plain flour or maida)
  • 2 tablespoons fine sooji (semolina flour) (available in Indian grocery stores)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Approximately 1/3 cup cold water

Also needed

  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour (maida or plain flour)
  • 1/4  cup water
  • Oil to fry

Method

Dough

  1. Mix flour, sooji, salt, and oil. Add water as needed to make soft dough. Don’t knead the dough. Cover the dough with a damp cloth. Let it rest at least 15 minutes.

Filling

  1. Squeeze the water from the green peas. Mix all the ingredients for filling: potatoes, cumin seeds, coriander, green chili, mango powder, salt, and cilantro.
  2. Divide the filling in 2 parts and set aside

Making Pinwheels

  1. Mix the 3 tablespoons all purpose flour and ¼ cup water to make a thin batter. Set aside.
  2. Knead the dough for a minute before rolling. Divide dough into two equal parts and make them into patties and roll each one into about 11 inch diameter.
  3. Spread one part of the filling evenly over one of the rolled dough, slightly pressing.
  4. Roll the sheet gently, but firmly until you have a nice firm log. Use a little water to seal the end of the sheet firmly, roll the log gently 6-7 times this helps keeping together.
  5. With a sharp knife slice the both ends about 1 inch long then slice the log into ½ inch thick, this should make about 14 -16 pinwheels. Press each pinwheel lightly.
  6. Do the same with second sheet, you will have about 30 pinwheels.
  7. Heat at least one inch of oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. To test, put a small piece of dough into the oil; dough should sizzle and come up slowly, but not change color.
  8. Fry the pinwheels in small batches. Dip them in the batter one at a time and drop them slowly into the hot oil. Fry the pinwheels until both sides are golden-brown, turning occasionally. Each batch will take three to four minutes to cook. Repeat this process until all the pinwheels are cooked.
  9. The crisp, delicious pinwheels are now ready to serve.

Suggestions

  1. Samosa pinwheels can be frozen five to six weeks. To freeze, fry them halfway. Once they reach room temperature, layer them in a container between sheets of waxed paper. When ready to use, re-fry
    them or heat them in the oven at 350° F until golden brown.
  2. You can also refrigerate them three to four days.

Serving Suggestions

  1. Serve Samosa Pinwheels With Hari Cilantro Chutney and or Tamarind Chutney.
  2. Serve them as a chaat with drizzling whipped yogurt and tamarind chutney.
  3. Also can be served with chola .

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 


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93 thoughts on “Samosa Pinwheels

  1. Dear ma’am it looks so delicious & very easy to prepare. Thank you so much ma’am for sharing your love of cook8ng with us. And all the yummy recipes.
    God bless you

  2. Hi Aunty
    I’m fan of your recipes since 2008 and have tried many of them.
    I want to make this the earlier evening and take them to office the next day.
    How to avoid the samosas becoming soggy .
    pl note I do not have the convection oven in offc.

  3. Hi Aunty
    I’m fan of your recipes since 2008 and have tried many of them.
    I want to make this the earlier evening and take them to office the next day.
    What shoul I do avoid it being soggy .
    pl note I do not the convection oven in offc.

  4. Made this samosa pinwheel… apt for a rainy day… and it flew of plates with in seconds. .. was a hit with childrens

    Thanks for such a recipie

  5. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I had made samosa’s earlier. I used the same samosa recipe but made them into pin wheel style. It is so easy when you have a good sized gathering. Preparing samosa’s can be time consuming and pin wheel style is just so easy and quick. Also, it is the perfect serving size as a party snack. My guests really enjoyed it with home made tamarind chutney and hari chutney. 🙂 I will try few of your other recipes soon. They look so delicious 🙂

  6. Hi mam,

    Can you tell me if I can avoid deep frying totally and only bake them? At what temperature and for how long , if yes.

    Thank you 🙂

  7. That is a great recipe and will surely make it. Do you think this will stay good if we freeze them before the frying? It would be convenient to just fry whenever required.

  8. hello mam,

    Please suggest me an alternative for making a batter instead of SUJI. Being a punjabi, not a fan of suji.

    thanks

  9. Namaste Manjulaben.

    I am from South Africa. I came across your website many many years ago (about 5 or 6), when I wanted a recipe for channa masala. I was a bit skeptical because of the lack of onion and garlic but I tried it anyway and have been making it your way ever since. In fact my family just had a big batch of channa (your recipe) with poori and sev yesterday. I aslo used some of your post partum tips after i had my little ones. Although vegetarian I do enjoy garlic and onions in food and so I have occasionally modified the recipes. But I sincerely thank you. You are an inspiration. Like a mother patiently teaching her daughter how to cook. My mother passed away when I was a teenager but when I watch and follow your recipes I always think of her. God bless.

  10. Hello mam… its really interesting and sounding very innovative.. vill try today only.. just guide me the quantity of ur measuring cup size. Coz quantity really matters to get the right taste.. may be our cup size vary so I m asking..

  11. I tried this recipe last night… Everyone became a fan of this starter… Thank u so much manjula aunty..loved ur recipes 🙂

  12. I will definitely try this recipe . But I couldn’t fine semolina flour in dough making? Maybe you forgot to write that ?

  13. It looks yummy.. will definitely try. One thought wanted to share with you , can we use bread instead of maida n sooji aata ?

  14. Namaskar Manjula Aunty
    Can I freeze pinwheels for two three days without frying
    Will they taste same as fresh

  15. Hello Aunty,

    Thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes. I wanted to check if I can do all the preparation for the pinwheels and do only the frying after 3-4 hours. Will it be fine?

    Regards,
    Shivani

  16. Hello manjula ji, can u please post the pictures of making the pinwheels. Because i am not able to figure out in my imagination how are they rolled or made. It would be nicer if u did so.

  17. Mam , I’m a huge fan and thank you so much for sharing your vast knowledge with us. You created a love for cooking and eating in me that I didnt know all these years. THANK YOU!!! I do have a question mam. can this be prepared ahead and frozen for later use ?if yes will the frozen pinwheels stand a ten hour journey in a cooler bag ?

  18. Dear Manjula,

    Thanks for your wonderful recipes. I am surly going to try this one. Can you please tell me is there any option if I do not want to deep fry this or can I microwave it? Thanks so much!

    Regards,
    Shweta

  19. Hi Manjula Aunty… Can i mix wheat flour along with maida for making dough??? Looking forward to hear from you.

    Regards,
    Krishna

  20. This recipe is included in your gluten-free recipe list, but it contains all purpose flour. Could you give a gluten-free alternative for making the dough as well as the binding batter? Thank you.

  21. Is baking an alternative? If so, at what temp would you bake it? I am going to try store bought filo dough but was curious if there is a homemade pastry puff recipe. Thank you.

  22. what is the batter made out of? can you please send me the recipe for the frying batter. also can they be baked instead of frying and if yes how?

  23. hi….i tried this recipe but my pinwheels open up during frying though i dip them before frying..is it because my filling was smooth? Filling did not stick to the maida roll….plz help me with some tips.

  24. Manjula aunty thank you so much. I’ve tried your many recipes n they all have turned up so good. Recently, I made dhoda barfi. It’s my husband’s favourite. He was so happy that I could make it at home. Thank you so much n God bless you so so so much.
    With best regards
    Kiran

  25. I love samosas – but hate to fry foods. Can these be BAKED in a hot oven instead? Perhaps brushed them with ghee first, to make them brown nicely? Mmmmm! Pass the mint chutney please!

  26. thank you for this recipe. i was looking for a way to make many samosas in a shorter period of time. i think this will work well.

    i voulunteer here in germany at a youth center. i like cooking for many teenagers once a week. to my surprise many of them are vegan, and quite hungry, that is why i often cook indian food.

  27. Thank you what a diverse presentation of samosa.
    A good party treat with an Indian flair

    Nantri, Terima Kaseh, Im Koi and Gracious, Merci buku
    Blessings

  28. Looks fantastic! Found you today on Facebook, have subscribed to your newsletter and am looking forward to more deliciousness! Thank you!

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