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

Rating: 4.5 stars 235
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.


Rating: 4 stars 41
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.


Rating: 4 stars 41
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!

Easy Baked Indian Samosas

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
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.

Traditional Beef Samosas

Rating: 4 stars 4
Samosas filled with a delicious combination of spices.

Indian Samosa Pie

Rating: 4 stars 13
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.


Rating: 4 stars 23
Ramadahn Recipe: Sambousa is an Arabic egg roll. Ground lamb is an excellent substitute for ground beef, it adds a great taste!

Veggie Samosas

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
The family will love these spicy samosas. Perfect for an appetizer or as a meal with a nice salad!

Mini Sweet Potato Samosas

Rating: 4 stars 27
Mini samosas made with curried sweet potatoes and wontons. Serve with ketchup or chutney.

Authentic Indian Vegetarian Samosas

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.

Vegetable Curry Samosas

Rating: 4 stars 1
These samosas have a unique twist, they have curry and a dip. You can add chicken or ground beef and make it a meal. Good to double and triple for leftovers, and with these you don't know how many everyone will want, they are really good. At the age of 12, I alone ate 10 small ones. I was so full!

Corn and Pea Samosas in Caraway Seed Pastry

Rating: 5 stars 1
A samosa presser is available from Asian grocery stores, but I use a dumpling press and it works just as well. I love these tasty treats and they are always gobbled up quickly.

Inspiration and Ideas

Baked Sweet Potato Vegetable Samosas
Rating: Unrated 1
Samosas are a delicious Indian treat. A crisp outside pastry with a savory filling that is either vegetarian, chicken, or lamb. This recipe is a spin on the classic samosa, using sweet potatoes instead of plain, and using pre-made pie crust so they can be baked in the oven instead of deep-fried. Chicken stock can be used for vegetable stock if you're not concerned about keeping them vegetarian-friendly.
Super Easy Samosa Pie
Rating: Unrated 2
Don't deep fry your samosas, bake them! Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.