Potato and Coriander Samosas

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Fairy Nuff

A wonderfully tasty Indian appetizer - you can use ready-made puff pastry if you don't have the time or inclination to make your own!!

Top Review by MaryMc

Dang, these are good! I don't always have good luck with fiddly little pastries--I've had them fall all apart and make a mess--but these came out great. The only thing I changed was to add 1/2 tsp. salt to the filling. The potatoes took longer to cook for me--more like 25-30 minutes. I made the pastries larger (6" circles) and probably rolled the dough thicker--wound up with 10 samosas. They still got plenty crisp and hot inside after flying. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the butter in a large frying pan, add the ginger, cumin seeds, curry powder and garam marsala and fry lightly for 1 minute or until very fragrant.
  2. Add the potato and 3 tablespoons of water and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Add the sultanas, peas, coriander leaves and green onion and stir through.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Pastry:.
  6. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl- make a well in the centre.
  7. Add the butter, yoghurt and 3/4 cup of water.
  8. Use a flat-bladed knife to bring the dough together.
  9. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and form a smooth ball.
  10. Divide the dough into four pieces.
  11. Roll out one piece until it is very thin.
  12. Use a 12cm (5in) diameter plate as a guide and cut six circles from the dough.
  13. Place a generous tablespoon of filling into the centre of each pastry circle.
  14. Brush the edges with egg and fold the pastry to form a semi-circle.
  15. Make repeated folds on the rounded edge by folding little pieces of pastry back as you move around the edge.
  16. Continue with the remaining pastry and filling.
  17. Heat the oil to 180C or until a bread cube browns in 15 seconds.
  18. Add samosas two or three at a time and cook until golden.
  19. Serve with yoghurt garnished with coriander.

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