Singhara: Crispy and Spicy Indian Water Chestnut Snack

Singhara: Crispy and Spicy Indian Water Chestnut Snack


For the Singhara Dough:

- 1 cup of singhara flour (water chestnut flour)
- 2-3 tablespoons of warm water
- A pinch of salt

For the Singhara Filling:

- 2 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
- 1/2 cup of roasted and crushed peanuts
- 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
- 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder
- Salt to taste
- Cooking oil for frying


For the Singhara Dough:

1. In a mixing bowl, add singhara flour and a pinch of salt.

2. Gradually add warm water while kneading the mixture to form a smooth and pliable dough. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 10-15 minutes.

For the Singhara Filling:

1. In a separate pan, heat some oil over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.

2. Add finely chopped green chilies and grated ginger. Sauté for a minute until they release their aroma.

3. Add the mashed potatoes and mix well.

4. Add crushed peanuts, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and salt. Stir to combine all the ingredients thoroughly. Cook for another 3-4 minutes.

5. Remove the filling from heat and let it cool.


1. Divide the rested singhara dough into equal-sized balls, slightly smaller than a golf ball.

2. Take one dough ball and roll it out into a small circle on a floured surface.

3. Place a spoonful of the prepared potato-peanut filling in the center of the dough circle.

4. Carefully fold the dough over the filling to create a semi-circular shape. Seal the edges by pressing them together gently.

5. Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully slide in the stuffed singhara and fry until they turn golden brown and crispy on both sides.

6. Remove the singhara from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain any excess oil on paper towels.

7. Serve hot singhara with your favorite chutney or sauce. Enjoy the crispy and spicy water chestnut snack!

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