Vegetable Samosas

Vegetarian samosas

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 servings

There's no need to go out for great Indian food. These vegetable samosas are super easy. And even if they aren't purely authentic (they're made with puff pastry to eliminate the need for making the dough), they are quite delicious.

Garam masala is a combination of several spices: coriander, cumin, cloves, pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, and bay leaves. You can buy it in most large supermarkets or gourmet markets.


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 1 cup peeled, cubed potatoes (use refrigerated potatoes, such as Simply Potatoes to save time)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • Kosher salt to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Remove the puff pastry from the freezer and let it sit out at room temperature, about 40 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  3. Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan. Cover completely with water.

  4. Bring to a boil.

  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Let simmer 10 to 15 minutes until fork tender.

  6. Drain the potatoes and set aside.

  7. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  8. Add the onion and cook until softened, 4 to 5 minutes.

  9. Add the peas and carrots, garam masala, and curry powder to the skillet.

  10. Cook 3 to 4 minutes.

  11. Add the potatoes and salt.

  12. Cook, stirring, another 2 to 3 minutes until the flavors meld. Remove from heat.

  13. Have a small bowl of water and a pastry brush next to your work surface. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.

  14. On a lightly floured surface, unfold the puff pastry.

  15. Cut into 9 equal rectangles.

  16. Place about 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of each rectangle.

  17. Dip the pastry brush in the water and wet one long side and one short side of each rectangle.

  18. Fold over to create a triangle and seal in filling.

  19. Place samosas on the prepared baking sheet.

  20. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

  21. Enjoy.

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