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Samosa Recipe - Spicy Potato Filled Pastries

There are lots of flavors in these Indian style vegetarian potato samosas.  These are super simple to make with store bought wonton wrappers and saves a lot of time.  I like to serve mine with a spicy yogurt dipping sauce. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Keyword baked potato soup, easy samosas, vegetarian, wonton wrapper
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 12 servings
Calories 116 kcal
Author Analida Braeger


  • 1 cup Oil for frying
  • 24 wonton wrappers (1 package) about 48
  • ½ cup onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb potatoes peeled and diced
  • 3-4 Tbs canola oil
  • ¼ cup frozen peas
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp coriander ground
  • ¼ tsp black pepper ground
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp curry
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro fresh chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Yogurt Dip:

  • 8 oz plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp. chives fresh, chopped
  • 1 dash chili powder


  1. In a small bowl blend together all the spices and set aside.
  2. In another small bowl mix ½ cup water and 1 tsp. cornstarch. and set aside. You will use this to seal the wrappers.
  3. To prepare yogurt dip, place an 8 oz. container of plain yogurt in a small bowl and add the chopped chives. Mix thoroughly. Sprinkle with a dash of chili powder.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat saute onion and garlic in oil until translucent. Add the potatoes, cilantro and the spices and mix well until potatoes are cooked (about 10-12 minutes) or until soft. Add ½ cup of water and allow to simmer and deglaze the pan for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to steam covered for about 10 minutes; this will help soften the potatoes and make them easier to break down. Place potato mixture into a large bowl and mash with a fork. The mixture should have the appearance of lumpy mashed potatoes. Add the peas and mix again.

  5. Allow mixture to cool for about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Take one wonton wrapper in the palm of your hand and place about 1 heaping tsp. of mixture in the center. Dip your index finger in the cornstarch water and go around the perimeter of the wrapper.
  7. Bring opposing corners together to form a triangle. With your index and thumb pinch along the sides of the triangle to create a good seal. Repeat process for remaining wrappers.

  8. Note** If you are going to eat the samosas right away allow them to air dry for about 15-20 minutes before frying; otherwise you can freeze them in an airtight container until you are ready to use them. If you do freeze your samosas, place either wax or parchment paper between layers to avoid sticking.

  9. Fry in a large pan of oil at 350°F until golden brown on both sides. Flip them over to brown evenly on both sides. Serve with yogurt dip.

Air fryer cooking method:

  1. Start by brushing both sizes with canola oil.  Cook in the air fryer at 350°F for 4 minutes.  Take the basket out and flip them over then cook for 4-6 minutes until golden brown. 

Nutrition Facts
Samosa Recipe - Spicy Potato Filled Pastries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 294mg13%
Potassium 217mg6%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.