Cheese Samosa Recipe – In A Potli Shape [pics]

Cheese Samosa is a foreign version of our desi snack. We have replaced Aloo with the Cheese, Peas and Corn to make it interesting. Kids would love to have it.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta    Updated 13 Jul, 22


Cheese Samosa Recipe – In A Potli Shape [pics]

Cheese Samosa may not sound an entirely new offering to you if you have been experimenting in your kitchen. But, for those, who have always just believed the idea of ‘Samosa with Aloo’, this would be a fun ride.

We have given 2 major twists to this Samosa. One is the internal filling – Aloo’s have been replaced by Cheese, Peas and Corns.
The other is its shape – a potli shape.

Ingredients for Samosa Dough

  • 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Water (or enough to knead dough)
  • 1 Tbsp Oil

Ingredients for Samosa Stuffing

  • 1/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese (Chopped into small pieces)
  • 2 Pinch Salt
  • 3 Pinch Black pepper powder
  • 2 Tsp Peas (Frozen or boiled)
  • 2 Tsp Sweet Corns (Frozen or boiled)
  • 2 Cup Oil (Or enough for deep frying)

Knead the dough

  1. Take All purpose flour, 1/4 tsp salt and Oil in a pan. Mix them well.
  2. Now add water gradually while kneading to make smooth dough for Samosa.
  3. Kneading would take about 2-3 minutes depending on your speed. Once done, keep it aside and let the dough rest until you prepare the frying Oil and filling.

Preparing the Samosa filling

  1. Take a small bowl, add Peas, Sweet Corns, Salt and Black Pepper Powder. Mix well. The filling is now ready.
  2. Now, take a small piece out of dough and roll it in a round shaped flat-bread with the help of rolling pin. It should have approximately a diameter of about 7 to 8 inches.
  3. Hold this flat-bread in your left hand On a cusp made with your finger and thumb and fill 1 tsp of filling mixture.
  4. Next task is to close the head of the Samosa in a way that would give an overall shape of a Potli. You can refer the image above to see what we are talking about.
  5. Make sure the Potli’s head is closed, else it stands a chance of spilling out the mixture while frying.
  6. Prepare the rest of the Potli Samosa in a similar fashion and get them ready for frying.

Frying the Cheese Samosa

  1. Add Oil in a frying pan. Oil quantity should be enough generally 75% of the volume of pan to make sure multiple Samosa’s can be deep fried easily.
  2. Switch ON the stove on high flame and let the Oil reach an optimum heating point. if you are not sure of the optimum heating point, you should heat it for 3 minutes.
  3. After 3 minutes, turn the stove on medium heat. Never fry the Samosa on high heat – this is the primary reason behind the bubbles or ulcers that you see on Samosa skin in home made Samosas! Some of the professionals also make this mistake though.
  4. Add the Cheese Samosa for frying and fry until they achieve golden color on all the sides. Turn them occasionally to avoid burning and also to get the even color on all sides.
  5. Once done, take them out of Oil. At this point, you can use a paper towel to help soak some of Oil out of the skin.
  6. Cheese Samosa with the special Potli shape is ready to serve hot.
  7. Serve with Tomato sauce, hot green sauce, Coriander Sauce or a dip.
  1. There are multiple ways of pre-preparing the cheese Samosa to save on time during a home party.
  2. Cheese Samosa can be prepared up-to pre-fried stage and stored in a covered with lid or a cotton cloth utensil to keep the moisture intact for upto 2-3 hours. This would help you pre-prepare for a small party at home. The longer you store, the harder the Samosa skin would get due to loss of moisture.
  3. Some people also like to half-fry them in the pre-preparation for the party. Again, they can be stored in a covered utensil. The benefit here is the longer shelf life of about 8-9 hours with half-frying.
  4. In both cases above, you have to deep fry the Samosa just before serving.
  5. You can refrigerate the cheese samosa and preserve it for about 6-7 days. Re-heat using an Oven before serving. Bake them for 10 minutes in Oven on 350 F. Some people also like to fry them before serving but we do not recommend this re-frying as it tends to fill Oil in the Samosa. Oven heating is a better option.
  6. You can also serve the Cheese Samosa as a chat. To make it a chat, break the Samosa in a plate and top it with boiled potato, Sev, boiled chic-peas with Coriander sauce and Tamarind Chutney. Enjoy!


Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta  
Mother. Cook. Vegetarian. Passionate Indian Food Eater. inHouseRecipes Chef. Photo Editor.