Quick and Easy Recipe for Baked Vegetarian Samosas

Close up of spicy vegetable samosas.

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Ratings (23)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 12-16 samosas (12-16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
45 Calories
1g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12-16 samosas (12-16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 2g
Calcium 19mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Traditionally, samosas are a fried Indian snack food, but I like to eat and easy baked vegetarian samosas as an entree, or along with some other vegetarian Indian food sides, such as rice and dal. However, you prefer to eat your Indian samosas, be sure to serve them with a dipping sauce and enjoy your traditional Indian food meal!
This baked samosa recipe is vegan as well as vegetarian, and lower in fat than traditionally fried samosas.

Ingredients

  • 2 onions (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp. coriander
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 lb. potatoes (chopped into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 10 oz. peas (frozen, thawed and drained)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped fresh)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 9 sheets phyllo pastry (thawed)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil (as needed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400F.

  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute the onions in a bit of oil until they are soft, about 6 to 8 minutes.

  3. Add the coriander, cumin, and cayenne, and cook for another minute.

  4. Remove from heat and add the potatoes, peas, and cilantro, stirring to mix well. Season with a bit of salt and pepper.

  5. Stack 3 or 4 sheets of phyllo together, and slice into 4 even rectangles with a pair of kitchen shears. Continue with the rest of the phyllo, then cover with plastic wrap.

  6. Place two or three tablespoons of the potato and peas mix in the corner of the dough, then roll the corner towards the center. Fold in the left and right corners, then roll up again.

  7. Place each samosa on a baking sheet, and lightly brush the tops with olive oil.

  8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

*Note: You do NOT need to pre-cook the potatoes as long as they are chopped into small enough pieces.