Samosa Recipes

Baked or fried, these delightful pockets of dough can be filled with an assortment of meats and vegetables. Find dozens of Indian samosa recipes.

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Beef Samosas

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Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried samosas. Chicken livers may be substituted for beef, if you choose. My friend from Bangladesh gave me this savory, spicy recipe. You just can't buy better in the shops.

Easy Baked Indian Samosas

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This has all the flavor and heartiness of a great samosa without the frying. Although this is an easier, healthier version of the fried samosa, it tastes very authentic. This recipe has the added advantage that you can make ahead and freeze uncooked samosas, simply skip the egg brushing, freeze until you're ready and cook at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm, plain, or with chutney.

Sambusa

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This is a Somali recipe. I learned it by watching my Somali friends around Ramadan and I was able to make my own variation. They are really good and I can't stop eating them. They are served during Ramadan, Weddings, Parties, or just because. Since I am married to a Somalian man, I learned to cook a few things, and there are some of my American dishes he loves as well. For a variation you can substitute shredded beef for ground beef.

Samosas

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These stuffed savory pastries are a traditional Indian favorite. Lamb meat and spices are cooked together to create a mouthwatering filling for the easy to make dough. The recipe may seem complex, but it's actually fairly simple. Enjoy!

Indian Samosa Pie

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If you've ever had a samosa you'll love this samosa pie! It's very easy to make, even for a beginner! Experiment with your spice level; this is a more mild version. These also freezes well to be baked later.

Easy Beef Samosas

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Here are some really easy-to-make samosas, which will be ready to serve in no time. Serve them with the sauce of your choice, such as mango chutney, coriander chutney, or even raita. They can be frozen easily before frying; simply defrost at room temperature and then fry as stated.

Easy Veggie Samosas

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Quick vegetarian samosas with a curried garbanzo bean filling. You can adjust the amount of curry paste according to your taste.

Lentil Samosas

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Samosas made with slightly sprouted brown lentils, dried apricot, yam, onion, coconut milk, and some spice. Serve hot. My 2-year-old boy loves them!

Easy Empanada Samosas

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This is a cross between a samosa and traditional empanada... using ground chicken! I like mine with aji sauce, but feel free to try any kind of hot sauce or yogurt sauce you like.

Sambousa

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Ramadahn Recipe: Sambousa is an Arabic egg roll. Ground lamb is an excellent substitute for ground beef, it adds a great taste!

Easy Meat Samosas

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A easy American adaptation of samosas. Baked for less fat and less mess. These are also good with just potatoes; replace meat with 1 extra cup of potatoes.

Potato and Pea Samosas

Samosas are little fried Indian dough pouches filled with vegetables and/or meat. This vegetarian recipe calls for many spices. Indian and Asian specialty food stores carry most of them, but if you can't find one, season by taste as you go along. Feel free to add turmeric, mustard seeds, or dried cilantro.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cheese Sambusa

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Cheesy Middle Eastern pastry.

Traditional Beef Samosas

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Samosas filled with a delicious combination of spices.

Authentic Indian Vegetarian Samosas

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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.