Potato samosas

Crispy on the outside wth a soft and fragrant filling.

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Makes 28
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Perfect for an after school snack, lunch box or finger food, these potato samosas are packed full of goodness and flavour. If you're lucky enough to have any leftover, they freeze beautifully.
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  • 1 1/2 cup (225g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) warm water, approximately vegetable oil, for deep-frying
Potato filling
  • 125 gram coliban potatoes, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 1/2 brown onion (40g), chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 fresh large green chilli, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon each coriander seeds and cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


Potato samosas
  • 1
    Place flour in medium bowl; rub in ghee. Add seeds; gradually stir in enough of the water to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, enclose with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes
  • 2
    For the filling, boil, steam or microwave potato until just tender; drain. Mash half the potato in small bowl. Melt ghee in medium saucepan; cook onion, garlic, chilli, ginger, seeds and garam masala, stirring, until onion softens. Stir in coriander, juice and both mashed and chopped potato.
  • 3
    Roll dough on floured surface until 3mm (¹/8-inch) thick. Using 8cm (3¼-inch) cutter, cut 28 rounds from dough. Place level teaspoons of cold filling in centre of each round; brush around edge of rounds with water, press together to enclose filling.
  • 4
    Heat oil in large saucepan; deep-fry samosas, in batches, until browned and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.


You could also use nicola or pink-eye potatoes for this recipe.

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