Vegetable Samosas

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 samosas 1x


This vegetable samosa recipe shows you how to make samosas step-by-step, from creating the filling to how to fold a samosa.



  • 1 potato
  • 1 carrot
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 250ml (1 cup) frozen peas
  • 10ml (2 tsp) curry powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 100ml (3 fl oz) vegetable stock
  • 225g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 10ml (2 tsp) salt
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) lukewarm water


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  2. Add the onion, garlic and curry powder and fry until the onion has softened.
  3. Add the vegetables and seasoning and stir well until coated.
  4. Add the stock, cover and simmer for 30 minutes until cooked.
  5. Place the vegetable mixture on a tray and let it cool down.
  6. Mix the flour and salt in a bowl.
  7. Make a well into the centre and add the oil and enough water to make a firm dough.
  8. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth and roll into a ball. Cover in plastic wrap and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  9. Divide the pastry into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and roll out into a circle of about 15cm. Divide the circle into two equal pieces with a knife.
  10. Brush each edge with a little water and form a cone shape around your fingers, sealing the dampened edge.
  11. Fill the cases with a tablespoon of the vegetable mixture and press the two dampened edges together to seal the top of the cone.
  12. Deep fry the samosas in hot oil (160°C/320°F) until crisp and brown. Take them out and drain on a paper towel.

  • Category: Starter
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • Calories: 62
  • Sugar: Sugars
  • Sodium: 219 mg
  • Fat: 1.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.2 g
  • Fiber: Dietary Fiber
  • Protein: 1.6 g

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