Cooking Time: About 6 minutes per batch. 
Quantity: Makes about 10 

Samosa pastry is great if you can get it. Filo pastry works too, but you need to use two layers and use much more water to seal the edges, and it just isn't the same.


  • Frozen samosa or filo pastry - defrosted 
  • 1 medium onion 
  • 1 medium potato 
  • 1 carrot 
  • 2 tsp medium curry powder 
  • Handful of frozen peas 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 


  1. Chop onion and finely dice potato and carrot. 
  2. Boil potato cubes in water for about 3 minutes, then drain. 
  3. Heat the oil in a small saucepan and add curry powder, onion, carrot, and drained potato cubes. 
  4. Stir in peas and salt and leave to cool slightly. 
  5. Right - now peel off one of the samosa wrappers and lay it onto a chopping board. This bit IS easy, but it's hard to explain so here's a diagram - I made it as simple as possible! 
  6. Fold the bottom left corner (2) to point b - about 2/3 of the way across the top edge. 
  7. Fold the left hand end over, so that point a meets point d along the bottom edge. Now you have a pocket that you can fill with about 2 tsp of filling. 
  8. Tuck in the little tiny flap (corner 1) and fold the top right hand corner (corner 3) over and seal with a little water or flour and water paste. Now tuck in the last flap (corner 4!) and seal. Now you can make the rest! 
  9. When the oil is hot (test it with a minute bit of pastry and see if it sizzles) fry the samosas for about 6 minutes until golden brown on the outside. Leave to drain on kitchen paper. 

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looks good. However, I would say this is not the way samosas in India are traditionally made.

How are them traditionally made? I want to learn =D

The above ones are not too off but Indian samosas are usually not as flat as the above and a little bloated.

Here are a couple of links:

Thank you!!! I will make them this weekend :)

Them look great! Thanks for sharing!

My friend Lori and I get together one Saturday per month and try different recipes. We are both vegan.

This is definitely on the menu for next time. If one of us gets to Whole Foods in the meantime, we can probably get Samosa wraps. Otherwise, it's either phyllo pastry or wonton wraps.

Thoughts, anyone, on which would be best?

Sharing with you a delicious recipe from the Minimalist Baker:


Thank you for the recipe. Looks like a perfect dinner menu for me tonight. 


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