Indian Samosa

"Carol had asked for this in the forums, hope this helps:) This is a real "must have" in my house on a rainy day or when terribly hungry or even as an appetizer at parties. Please note that the potatoes, onions and green chillies listed in the Dough portion belong in the Filling portion of the recipe. Thanks!"
photo by Marjorie Ram photo by Marjorie Ram
photo by Marjorie Ram
photo by senthil524 photo by senthil524
photo by Marjorie Ram photo by Marjorie Ram
photo by Marjorie Ram photo by Marjorie Ram
Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Mix together the flour, oil and salt.
  • Add a little water, until mixture becomes crumbly.
  • Keep adding water, kneading the mixture till it becomes a soft pliable dough.
  • Cover with a moist cloth and set aside for 20 minutes.
  • Beat dough on a work surface and knead again.
  • Cover and set aside.
  • Heat 3 tbsp oil.
  • Add ginger, garlic, green chillies and few coriander seeds.
  • Stir fry for 1 minute, add onions and saute till light brown.
  • Add cilantro (fresh coriander), lemon juice, turmeric, red chili, salt and garam masala.
  • Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add potatoes.
  • Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Set aside and allow to cool.
  • Divide dough into 10 equal portions.
  • Use a rolling pin, roll a piece of dough into a 5" oval.
  • Cut into 2 halves.
  • Run a moist finger along the diameter.
  • Roll around finger to make a cone.
  • Place a tablespoon of the filling into the cone.
  • Seal the third side using a moist finger.
  • Deep fry the samosas on low to medium heat until light brown.
  • Serve with tomato sauce or any chutney you love.

Questions & Replies

  1. How many calories are in this samosa recipe?
  2. How much salt do I use for the dough?


  1. Instead of making the shell by hand, use Phillo Dough ... its not too far from the real thing and saves *lots* of time. Also good to spray on olive oil and bake in an oven till golden brown for a low-fat healthy version
  2. These hit the spot. I added cashew pieces to a few of these and they turned out nicely as well.
  3. These were very good. I might use a little less green chilies and add some peas to the mix next time. I used phyllo dough and baked at 400* for 30-35 minutes. Served with Tamarind Date Chutney #156496. Was delicious. .
  4. a real flavor delight but a bit involved ... would be a good one to make with my nephews.
  5. Fantastic! Satisfied my craving for some indian food. Living in Turkey, I miss the indian restaurants in the uk and so im now trying to make all my own food. This was simple and tasty. I didnt have any fresh coriander or coriander seed so just used a teaspoon of powdered coriander. Next time will try it with the fresh stuff.


  1. I took tuafiq's advice and used Phyllo dough. This was the first time I have made samosas or used phyllo dough. Each samosa had 5 layers/sheets of dough and I sprayed olive oil between each sheet, as well as on top. The potato mixture has to be cooled before stuffing. I put them in the oven at 325 until golden. Pefect when re warming in the oven for later. <br/><br/>I followed the potato recipe with the following exceptions: used cumin seeds instead of coriander, used half as much cayenne pepper and jalepeno. <br/><br/>got rave reviews at a dinner party!!
  2. This filling is pretty tasty. I doubled the recipe with success. Making the filling was pretty straight forward and came together quickly. I do not have indian chili powder so used cayenne instead. I also added additional cilantro as other reviewers have suggested. I used phillo dough and baked the samosas. I thought using phillo dough would be easier but since I've never used phillo dough before was utterly confused once I thawed the box and found 20 super thin sheets. I quickly went to google to look up a video on how to use phillo dough! I also made "burritos" since the triangles were a bit advanced for me. Everything came out great though and the taste was quite yummy. Thank you for posting! This is something I would make again.
  3. Very tasty, for those of us who have no time to Knead the dough you can use dough cycle in your bread machine . I substituted the oil for some cold butter then added water. I find any leftover works and you can even take your spagetti leftover sauce with a little bit of cheese and make them mini pizzas I also put apples in them for a sweet treat


<p>Hi Everybody! Thanks for stopping by in my little niche of the mighty Zaar world. <br />Here is a quick link to the beauty recipes I've posted (highest rated so far): <br /> <br />A few things I've done:- <br /> <br />1. Worked part time as a Telemarketer in Oman in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. <br /> <br />2. Worked as a Certified Professional Tarotist (Tarot Card Reader) and done accurate predicitions for many people from different parts of the world, most memorable of which is the reading I did for my college Law lecturer and it came true. <br /> <br />3. Written nearly 1000 poems several of which have been published in leading newspapers, ezines and magazines both in Oman and India. <br /> <br />4. Worked as a Moderator on - my BEST and FAVOURITE site on the internet. <br /> <br />My other interests include: Numerology, Vaastu Shastra, Feng Shui, Face Reading, Reiki and Astrology! I am really very keen on getting well-versed with metaphysical sciences such as Astrology, I-Ching, Feng Shui, Runes, Enneagram, Kabbalah and many more. <br /> <br />I love researching on the mythology of ancient Goddesses and then condensing my research into poems. <br /> <br />In the mood to gift me something? Here's what I'd love - A Nissan 350Z {my dream car}</p>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes