Friday, December 16, 2016

Samosa | Baked Samosa | Samosa with phyllo sheets | Party recipe

Samosa,a deep fried indian snack made with savoury potato filling.Traditionally samosa should be deep fried and also you have to prepare specific pastry sheets to fold the samosa. But here in the recipe,i have used store brought phyllo sheets to fold the samosa and instead of deep frying,it's baked and it turns out super crispy and delicious.
Usually i bought phyllo sheets to make Baklava,a turkish delight,we both are very fond of. After making baklava, i left with few sheets and when i thought of what to make,i remembered seeing videos of baked samosa with samosa sheet,so instead of samosa sheet,i thought of using phyllo sheet as trial and it turns out the way beyond my expectations.Since then it's my favorite dish to make on any get together.Last week, I tried this samosa for potluck party and everyone liked it so much and even some of them ask me for the recipe and how it stays so crispy even after few hours of making.Yep, it stays crispy for 3 hrs and i think it's because of that phyllo sheets.If you're trying to impress your guests or your family in these holiday season, try this, definitely it's a show stopper in the table.

Baked Samosa

Preparation Time : 20 mins hr | Cooking Time : 40 minsMakes : 12 
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Potato - 2 
Dried Peas - 1/2 cup
Phyllo sheets - 6
Ajwain - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp + for brushing
Coriander leaves - few

Soak the peas for 6 hrs. Cut the potatoes into half and put it in pressure cooker along with peas & enough water and cook it for 3 whistle.Once the pressure is released from the cooker, open it and let it cool.Heat the pan with oil,add ajwain & fry it for 30 secs, then add the peeled and roughly chopped potatoes,spices(red chili & turmeric powder ) and salt. Mix it well.Then add the peas and mix well with the potatoes and cook till the raw smell of the spices gone.Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.Let it cool completely.Take the phyllo sheet and thaw as per the instructions. Take a sheet and place it horizontally on the working board.Cut the sheet into half and keep one half of sheet aside. Visualize the remaining sheet as three equal parts,fold the right side oven the center followed by left side over the center as shown below.Brush the sheet with oil, then place a tbsp of potato mixture in the top of the sheets and fold as triangle.Continue folding till the end of the sheet.Again brush the top with oil and place it on baking tray.Do the same for the remaining sheets.Bake it in the preheated oven at 350F for 20-25 mins.That's tasty and crispy samosa is ready.
  • If you're using fresh peas, no need for soaking and pressure cooking.
  • For extract flavor, add 1/2 tsp of garam masala at the end.
  • If you don't like ajwain flavor, you can use cumin seed.
  • Keep an eye on samosa after 20 mins, remove from the oven when you see dark brown color at the edges.
  • Cover the phyllo sheets with damp kitchen towel until use, it has the tendency to easily became dry.
  • I brought phyllo sheets from walmart in the frozen section and I think it will be available in all major grocery stores. 
  • Instead of oil for brushing, you can use the ghee/butter for richness.


  1. Umm, I love samosas. This being a baked version seems to be healthy. Will give it a try.

    1. Yep it's healthy & so addictive, give it a try Madhuri