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Easy & Amazing Vegan Indian Samosas
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Easy & Amazing Vegan Indian Samosas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Samosas are a famous Indian snack. It is essentially a fried floury pocket with a delicious filling of potatoes, onions, cilantro, and some exquisite Indian spices. Samosas are perfect as an evening snack, or for a family get together. Samosas are widely famous in north India and are an all time favorite snack for Indians. Here, I am using my favorite veggies, but you can customize the dish by adding your favorite veggies or eliminating ones you don’t like. Let’s get started!


For the pocket:

• 1 cup of all purpose flour

• Vegetable oil to fry the snack

For the filling:

• 3 large potatoes

• 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped

• 1 onion finely chopped

• 2 green chilies finely chopped

• 3 tablespoon oil

• ½ teaspoon turmeric

• ½ teaspoon red chili powder

• ½ teaspoon crushed garlic

• ½ teaspoon grated ginger

• Salt to taste


STEP 1: In a medium sized bowl, mix the oil, salt, and flour together to form dough. The dough should not be too hard nor too soft.

STEP 2: Cover the bowl with a cloth for for at least twenty minutes and let it rest.

STEP 3: For the filling, first peel, boil , and mash the potatoes.

STEP 4: Heat some oil in a pan (approximately 3 tablespoons). Add ginger, garlic, onion, and green chilies. Saute for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture turns golden brown.

STEP 5: Now add mashed potatoes, cilantro, salt, turmeric, and chili powder. Saute the mixture for two more minutes.

STEP 6: Set mixture aside for five minutes to cool.

STEP 7: Take the dough and roll it into 5” flat ovals. Cut each of them into halves.

STEP 8: Take one half and roll it like a cone in your hand.

STEP 9: Put about a tablespoon of the filling into your cone. Then seal the third side with a moist finger (use oil or water) so that when you deep fry them, no oil will enter.

STEP 10: Repeat. 

STEP 11: Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the samosas. Serve them piping hot with dipping sauce of your choice, such as a chutney.


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  1. Support
    These look absolutely delicious! Thanks for contributing such fantastic recipes, Neha! We just pinned this to our "Vegan Appetizers & Starters" Pinterest board. Happy blogging!
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  2. Eve Sherrill York
    Eve Sherrill York
    These look delicious! Voted.
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  3. neha basrani
    Thank you so much..Hope you guys will try it out..
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  4. Serioushannon
    Where are the rest of the ingredients for the pockets? Only flour is listed.
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  5. Olga
    Wow, amazing! Definitely I'll try it :-)
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