Samosa Filling With Mashed Potatoes

"Use your leftover mashed potatoes for making a sumptuous Indian appetizer- samosas.If the mashed potatoes are refrigerated overnight, their consistency is right for this recipe. This can also be used as a side dish for rotis, naans and sandwich fillings. Try this with common mashed potatoes and not ones that use ingredients like basil or chipotle peppers."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
2 1/2 cups




  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds and pounded coriander seeds. If using ground cumin, use it later. When the seeds brown (they won't splutter), add ginger and stir for 10 seconds.
  • Add the peas, followed by turmeric, chili powder, salt and cumin powder (if using). If the spices seem to start burning, sprinkle some water. Add the mashed potatoes. Stir well to mix. Saute until the mixture is dry.
  • Lastly add garam masala powder and mix.
  • Remove from heat. Mix in cilantro and lemon juice.
  • Let cool and use in samosas.
  • This mixture can be made without fennel seeds, if needed.

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  1. yummy, easy will do again
  2. Perfect - placed some in Phyllo Dough and tied it in a knot. Looked Great - Tasted Great! Thanks for sharing.
  3. We made samosa with this filling ,works very well quite spicy so we used a bit less chilli powder the second time we made it. Im happy to add this recipe to my favs. Cheers!
  4. I have not been able to get the samosa's wrapped right, any suggestions?
  5. Totally delicious! I had this just as a side dish of "Indian" mashed potatoes with some tandoori chicken and it was really great, I couldn't stop eating it! I didn't have coriander seeds on hand so subbed 2 tsp ground coriander when adding the tumeric etc. Also cut back a bit on the chilli powder and used just 1 tab lemon juice. Thanks for an awesome recipe that has gone into my exclusive "five star keeper" file! :0)



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