Crispy pastries filled with a spicy blend of vegetables flavored with ginger, cinnamon, and traditional Indian spices. Make this authentic Indian appetizer from scratch in your home. A deep fryer with plenty of oil is needed, or you can try baking them. Serve hot with an Indian-flavored chutney.


Recipe Summary

1 hr
10 mins
1 hr 10 mins
8 samosas


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, return to the pot, and mash.

  • Combine mashed potatoes, peas, raisins, green chile, garam masala, ginger, chile powder, and salt in a large bowl. Set filling aside.

  • Combine flour, oil, cinnamon, and salt on a flat surface and knead to combine. Slowly knead in a small amount of water at a time, using just enough to form a soft dough that is pliable and even in color.

  • Divide dough into 4 balls; roll each into a thin circle and cut in half. Place dough half-circles into an airtight container.

  • Place 1 half-circle on a flat surface with the straight edge toward you and the rounded side facing away. Pour a small amount of water into a bowl. Dip a finger in the water and lightly moisten the right side of the rounded edge of the dough; fold wet edge over the left rounded side to create a cone. Press rounded edge to seal and leave straight edge open. Fill with filling and seal open edge by wetting dough with water and pressing together. Repeat with remaining dough and fillings.

  • Heat oil in a deep fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Deep fry samosas until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes each.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 39.9g 13% DV; fat 14.9g 23% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 49.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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I made it exactly as written. Next time I will add more raisins and spices. Read More