Sunday, April 19, 2009


These are in no way the authentic, wonderful samosas that I crave from time to time. These are the cheaters version and a great way to use up filo pastry sheets. They still go great with chicken tikka masala.

4-5 medium potatoes (boiled and mashed coarsely)
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup slightly cooked peas
1 tbsp grated ginger
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp corriander
1 tsp cayenne
a few shakes of hot pepper sauce
1 tbsp margarine

Pre-heat oven to 400*. Melt margarine in large skillet. Add all the above ingredients mix well and heat thoroughly.

to form into samosas:
Take a sheet of filo pastry. Use a butter knife to cut into 4 strips (width wise). Brush cooking oil overtop of the sheet. Put a spoonful of filling onto the end of each strip and fold up into a triangle, repeat the folds until you reach the top of the strip. Repeat with more filo and filling.
Place samosas onto a baking sheet (you should have enough to fill 2 baking sheets with 12 samosas when finished. Bake for about 8 minutes (filo will be slightly browned). Great when dipped into plum sauce.


teresa said...

These look wonderful, I bet they're full of flavor. Great job!

Heidi said...

Looks yummy!

Katherine Aucoin said...

They have me drooling! What a clever and tasty idea!

Mommy Gourmet said...

ohhhI am going to have to try these.

Pam said...

Authentic or not - they look AMAZING. Tasty and full of flavor.

Anonymous said...

Well, it might be a cheater version, but I love cheater versions! Sounds and looks delicious and I'll be making these!
Thanks for the great recipe...and your blog is fantastiC!