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Sweet Cashew Samosa

3 Nov

Jeedi Pappu Samosa.

A soft dough is made with maida. Freshly ground cashews are mixed with sugar and stuffed in the dough. Sweet samosa are then deep fried in medium hot oil till light golden brown in color. Sweet cashew samosa stores fresh for couple of weeks.
Makes: around 8 Sweet Cashew Samosa.


Maida 1/4 Cup
Cashews 3/4 Cup
Fresh Nutmeg Powder a Pinch
Sugar 1/2 Cup
Ghee 1 1/2 tsps
Oil for Deep Frying

Method of preparation:

Grind half of the cashews into fine powder.
Finely chop the other half of the cashews.
Grind the sugar into fine powder.

In a heavy bottomed pan, add sugar and few drops of water.
When sugar crystals melt, add the cashews powder and the chopped cashews along with nutmeg powder.
Remove from heat and stir.
Cool the mixture to room temperature.

In a mixing bowl, mix together maida, ghee, lemon juice and a pinch of salt into soft non sticky dough using enough water.
Keep the dough covered for around 20 minutes.
Knead the dough well and divide it into around 4 portions.
Roll each portion into around 5 inch slightly oval shaped disc.
Cut the rolled out dough in half on its smallest diameter.

Apply a drop of water to half of the straight edge.
Fold the other half to overlap and form a cone.
Press to seal the edges and fill around a tbsp of the cashew mixture in the cone.
Apply a drop of water to the open end of the cone and press it together to seal the samosa.
Repeat the same with other half of the rolled out dough.
Repeat the same process with remaining dough.

Heat oil in a wok in medium – low heat.
Test the oil by dropping a small piece of dough.
If the dough takes couple of seconds to float, the oil is ready.
Slowly drop all the prepared cashew samosa into oil.
Fry on both sides till the cashew samosa are light golden brown.
Remove the samosa onto absorbent paper and store tight for couple of weeks.
Serve sweet cashew samosa when required.
Notes: Make sure oil is just hot enough.

Suggestions: If the oil is too hot, samosa turns dark quickly without cooking.
Variations: Check other desserts and sweets here.
Other Names: Sweet Cashew Samosa, Kaju Samosa, Jeedi Pappu Samosa.