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"Use the water of boiled vegetables for gravy,doing so you get more flavour and you don't lose the nutrients which otherwise drain off with water.."

*Chinese Tortilla Samosa

Today I present you yet another quick and tasty recipe which you can make for parties or dinner and surely impress your family and guests. Moreover its very easy to make and it saves your time also. You must be wondering what is this dish??? So I wont make you wait any longer and tell you what are we going to make here today.

Chinese Tortilla Samosa

This recipe is called Chinese Tortilla Samosa. Samosa......well, who doesn't like them? It serves as a good accompaniment with tea or you can just eat it like that. Unlike our regular samosas with the potato filling, these samosas have a Chinese style filling...... and it tastes awesome!! It makes a wonderful appetizer and so easy to make that it saves you a lot of time.

Wait.....there's one more twist in the recipe. In these, I have used tortilla's as a cover or crust of the samosa rather than making them with all purpose flour(maida) which is again a tidious process. So you can avoid the all purpose flour (maida) and use ready made tortilla's which you get easily in the grocery stores. Nowadays you get so many different varieties of tortilla's...you can choose according to your liking. I used the regular tortilla's and believe me you cannot find any difference between the regular all purpose flour cover and tortilla cover.

So friends, what do you think about the idea of using a tortilla for the samosa cover? I love it ,it saves so much of my time and tastes awesome. I have used them in regular samosas also. Just give it a try and you will surely love idea. So let's start...

For cover:

  • Large Tortilla's (regular) - 3 no.s
    All purpose flour+ water paste (to seal)
For filling:
  • Cabbage, shredded - 3/4th cup
  • Carrot, shredded - 1/2th cup
  • Capsicum, finely chopped - 1/2th cup
  • Green/regular onion, finely chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Boiled noodles- 1 cup
  • Cilantro - 2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Soy sauce - 2-3 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - For frying

  • Put all the filling ingredients in a bowl, except noodles and salt and mix well.
  • Add the noodles and salt (as per taste) and again mix well.

    Keep the filling aside.

For samosas:
  • If you have taken the tortilla's from the refrigerator,they tend to be hard. Heat them for a minute in the microwave with a wet cloth or tissue over it. This makes them softer.
  • Fold the tortilla into half and cut it from the center. Now you get 2 halves.
  • Again fold these two parts into half and cut them.In total now you get 4 pieces from a single large tortilla.
  • Now you are ready to make the samosas.
  • Take care to remove the water from the filling before filling it in the tortilla.

  • Take one tortilla piece and make a cone as shown in the picture below.

  • Put the filling in it. (Don't put too much filling...see that it doesn't come out of the cone.)
  • Apply the all purpose flour paste on the top flap and seal the samosa cover.

  • Repeat it with all the tortilla covers.
  • Deep fry them in oil and serve the crispy samosas hot with ketchup.

*I tried to bake them but they did not turn so well,may be there's some problem with my oven. I think the baked one's will also taste good and they will be a much healthier option.

*I advice you to make the samosas when you are about to eat or serve them. If you make them many hours before,they tend to get soft,lose their crispiness.

Serves 4-6

This recipe is rushing to the WYF: Party Food event hosted by easycrafts of Simple Indian food blog.


Cham said...

Did u turn into samosa? Very inovative idea :)

Sireesha said...

Very innovative and creative idea hetal:)looks superb..

Bhawana said...

This is fantastic Hetal :). Nice idea of using tortilla :). will try this on saturday I think will be easy to make.on sunday my husband's bday so inviting some frnds. Will good and easy to make :). will come back to u:).

ANJALI J. said...

i love ur idea of using tortillas for making samosas.. very creative.

Shifali said...

Creative Samosa.. I love it.

Mansi said...

that's a pretty interesting concept Hetal! but yeah, baking these won't work as the tortilla would become hard in the oven; frying might be a better option...

they looks great though!:)

Medhaa said...

lovely idea. looks great

Vanamala said...

Bookmarked..fantastic idea...

Divya Vikram said...

Great idea to use the tortillas in samosas..Looks perfect too Isha..

Madhuram said...

That's an interesting idea of using tortillas for samosas.

Kunal said...

chinku samosa !!! great !!!

Uma said...

great idea Hetal! the samosas look awesome.

G.Pavani said...

Hi Hetal,thank u very much for visting my blog and for ur lovely comments.the party food are tempting to eat right from the plate....

Aditi..............:) said...

hey I have something waiting for you at my blog!!! ;)

Aditi..............:) said...

Btw very creative idea....looks yummy too!!

Sangeeth said...

interesting hetal! samosa cool!

DEESHA said...

wow thatz a lovely starter

easycrafts said...

Thats a very creative one..thanks for the entry

Nazarina A said...

You are a true samoosa lover with your idea and the recipe sooooo good!

meeso said...

I have bookmarked this to try, it really sounds delicious and for the most part, nice and simple :)

Mansi said...

Very nice recipe...i love chinese and samosa adds more creativity.
thanx for sharing this.