Potato and pea samosas

Healthy little pastry pockets of potato and peas flavoured with Indian spices, samosas are ideal for afternoon tea, canapés or a buffet

  • Prep:35 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 8
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Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 243
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 35g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.02g


  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4cm-piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 3 large potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 100g frozen peas or finely sliced green beans
  • small bunch coriander, leaves chopped
  • mango chutney, to serve
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 225g plain flour


  1. To make the pastry, add the oil to the flour with 100ml warm water and mix to form a dough. Knead briefly and leave to rest for 30 mins.

  2. Fry the onions, garlic, ginger and chilli together in 2 tbsp oil for 1 min, then add the potatoes. Cook over a low heat, stirring often, until the potatoes are cooked through – add a little water if they begin to stick. Add the peas or beans and cook until tender, then stir in the coriander, season well and leave to cool.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Divide the dough into 8 balls. One by one, roll each ball into a thin circle, then halve to make 2 semi-circles. Use your finger to brush a little water along the straight edges. Hold one and bring the 2 corners together and, using your hand as a cup, seal along the straight edge to form into cones. Fill the cones with the potato mix and pinch the tops closed, sealing again with water. Brush with remaining oil on all sides. Put on baking sheet and bake for 20 mins or until the pastry is crisp. Serve with mango chutney.

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