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We all love samosas! Who can resist them? Especially in the evenings, with a cup of tea and that tangy tamarind chutney to dip the samosas in! I am sure most of you have already started drooling with the mere mention of it. Some of us have been enjoying it since we were kids. But now, as most of us are health conscious, we resist the urge to eat them because they are generally deep fried in a lot of oil.

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Yummy baked samosas

Baked samosas, on the other hand, are a healthier version of the traditional samosas. These have all the flavours and heartiness of an old-fashioned samosa without the unhealthy frying. I cannot really call it the healthiest of foodstuff because they do include potatoes wrapped in pastry, but because we have avoided the abundant use of oil and frying, I call it the healthier variety.

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

For the filling:
100g/4oz potatoes, peeled
100g/4oz carrots, chopped
100g/4oz peas
2 tbsp olive oil
ยผ tsp cumin seeds
1 onion, chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
ยผ tsp salt
ยผ tsp ground coriander
A pinch of garam masala
A handful of coriander leaves, chopped

For the pastry:
300g/11oz wheat flour
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
A pinch of salt

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You can replace this with kheema or cheese too!

METHOD:

  • For the filling, boil the potatoes in a pan of boiling, salted water for about 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Drain, roughly mash the potatoes and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, boil the carrots and peas and set aside. I used frozen peas so there was no need to boil them as they are precooked. Carrots can be grated if you enjoy a bit of raw taste of the carrots.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and after they start to splutter, add the onion and chilies. Fry for 6-7 minutes, or until softened. Mix in the salt, coriander and garam masala, and stir-fry for a minute. Add the carrots and peas and fry for another couple of minutes. Add the mashed potato and coriander leaves, and stir well until all the ingredients are blended together OR you can simply boil and mash all the ingredients like I did instead of frying (to save on the time and also a little healthier).
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Preparation of the Pastry – 1
  • For the pastry, place the flour, oil, salt, carom seeds and 6-7 tablespoons of water into a bowl.
  • Using your hands, knead into a dough for 5-8 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into golf-ball sizes and, on a floured surface, roll them out into thin circles with 3mm thickness. Then cut each circle in half (as shown in the picture below).
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Preparation of the Pastry – 2
  • Wet the edges of one of the half circles and place a dollop of filling in the center. Fold it to make a cone shape and seal the edges.
  • Place the wrapped samosas on a baking tray and lightly brush them with oil.
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They are ready to get into the oven!
  • Preheat the oven at 180C.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until lightly browned.
  • Serve hot with Tangy Tamarind Chutney or Tomato ketchup.

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Karen was born in Kuwait and raised in Mangalore, India. Though she loved eating, she never entered a kitchen until her mid-twenties when she passionately began cooking for her baby sister and boyfriend (husband now). Till then, cooking was probably not even on her list of passions. But after a lot of experimentation and kitchen accidents, Karen now finds cooking therapeutic. She believes it is an art that gives her a sense of satisfaction when she prepares dishes for her friends and family, especially her little one.

Her dishes are usually simple and include easy-to-find ingredients. Her goal is to provide busy moms with tried and tested quick recipe options. So, in the midst of running around after your kids, cleaning boogers off your clothes or simply trying to steal some time for a bubble bath, you can still prepare these easy but delicious meals for your loved ones as well as yourself.

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57 Comments

  1. Mrinal Kiran says:

    I love samosas… But I have never tried baked samosas! I will share this recipe with my mom!

  2. Tina Basu says:

    This is such a lovely recipe, I am going to try this out because the husband loves samosas!! This is healthy too

  3. Samosas are everyone’s’ favourite snack. But the maida and the oil used for frying along with the potatoes make them an unhealthy option and more so if you tend to binge on them. These baked samosas made with wheat flour are a good healthy alternative.

  4. Vaishali says:

    Lovely recipe and I also see you have used all healthy ingredients. I do NOT use all-purpose flour and this recipe is just fab snack for kids and adults.

  5. Snigdha says:

    I also do baked samosa and I like the taste also. Healthy and delicious are the words can be used for baked samosa .

  6. Deepika says:

    Wow! Baked samosas with wheat flour. It Sounds healthy with the taste too. I love samosas but always worried about calories. I will definitely try this recipe.

  7. Varsh says:

    I made baked Samosas few days ago and they really taste good. This is a great recipe that helps us cut down on oil and yet enjoy our favourite snack.

  8. I make samosas quite often but never tried baked ones. This recipe is something that I’m surely going to try as I want to avoid deep frying as much as possible.

  9. rashmi says:

    wow.. baked samosa sounds so good. i am definitely going to try this out soon.

  10. Baked samosas in the drizzling rain sound perfect. I like the step by step pictorial way of folding pastry, you made it look so easy Karen.

  11. Raksha says:

    Wow baked samosas definitely sounds healthy and delicious. I am craving for some Indian snacks these days and would love to make some of these. Thanks for this, I will try it out over the weekend.

  12. Wow health and taste join the hands in this post. Shall try your version of Samosa soon.

  13. Swati Mathur says:

    Wow Cindy thanks a lot for sharing… Samosas are my weakness..I avoid deep-fried ones.. But this one I am surely going to try.

  14. Wow, this is such an healthy recipe. My husband loves hot piping samosas. Now I can make some without worrying about his health. Awesome

    • Karen Dsouza says:

      Sure. We moms always want to give the best and healthy food for our families. This definitely is a substitute to oil fried samosas without compromising on the taste.

  15. What a mouth watering post this is. I am glad that I came across this yummiest blog post today. I would love to try these because samosas are love of every north Indian.

    • Karen Dsouza says:

      Great, Glad you liked this. A healthier version of favorite Samosas that are just as tasty as the oil fried ones.

  16. Ruchi Verma says:

    This is not only tempting but also easy to make with some great health benefits!! Thanks for sharing this recipe I will surely try

  17. Hansa Kajaria says:

    Wow who doesnt love samosa but this diet was stopping me frm eating it. Now I will try this variation of samosa and relish it

  18. All time favorite and done with wheat flour what else can one ask for . The pictures and the final spread looks yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹

  19. Sundeep says:

    Samosa is one of my favourite snack and I love to have with my evening tea.Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe I will definitely going to try this at home

  20. Samosa is all time favorite snack at my place and we all love it so much . Will try baked version for sure. As it is heathier and easy to make. Thanks Karen for sharing this amazing recipe.

  21. I have always been worried about the maida and oil content in samosas. Thanks to your post, I can enjoy a guilt free indulgence. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I will surely try this at home.

  22. Alpana Deo says:

    I am a samosa lover. But the frying part seems a task to me especially when the craving is impromptu. Thanks for the solution. I will make these over the weekend.

  23. Archana says:

    This baked samosa tempting me to try this delicious recipe as soon as possible. Best thing it is not like the traditional oily one, way more healthy and safe.

  24. Deepa Kishnani says:

    Very usefull for people like me…who crave these snacks but need to maintain diet.. thank you Karen..this is v useful..i am gonna try

  25. Priya Mahesh says:

    Looking so delicious…great karen๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป