Mouth-Watering Vegetarian Samosas: Perfect for Any Occasion

Are you looking for a delicious vegan snack that is full of flavor and easy to make? Look no further than this oven baked vegetarian samosas recipe!

Samosas are a popular snack in Indian cuisine, traditionally made with meat or vegetables and spices wrapped in pastry dough, and then fried. However, this recipe is a baked version that is both healthier and more convenient— it can be made in advance and stored for later or served fresh out of the oven.

Full of robust spices like cinnamon, allspice, cumin, curry powder, and coriander, this dish is packed with mouthwatering flavor that you won’t find anywhere else. This recipe uses potatoes, frozen peas, onions, and delicious herbs like cilantro and mint for a balanced blend of flavors.

Whether you are hosting friends or family or looking for an easy vegan alternative to traditional samosas, this baked vegetarian samosas recipe provides the perfect combination of convenience and taste. So let’s get started on making a tasty treat that will leave you and your guests craving more!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Oven Baked  Vegetarian Samosas
Oven Baked Vegetarian Samosas

As a vegan chef, I have crafted this oven-baked vegetarian samosas recipe that will make your taste buds sing with joy. The combination of spice-infused potatoes and peas wrapped in flaky pastry is simply irresistible.

But beyond its delicious taste, there are plenty of other reasons to love this recipe. First and foremost, it’s 100% vegan, making it suitable for those with dietary restrictions or those who simply want to incorporate more plant-based meals into their diet.

Moreover, this baked vegetable samosas recipe is easy-to-follow and requires only a handful of ingredients that can be easily found at any grocery store near you. With this recipe, you do not need to worry about working with impossible-to-find ingredients, complicated cooking techniques or lengthy preparation time.

Furthermore, these vegetarian samosas are baked instead of fried, making them a healthier alternative to traditional recipes. You can indulge in the goodness of crispy pastry without feeling guilty.

Lastly, these samosas are extremely versatile and make a perfect meal for any occasion. They can be served as appetizers during family gatherings, parties or even as snack food on the go.

In conclusion, there is every reason to love this oven-baked vegetarian samosas recipe. It’s a perfect blend of flavor, healthiness and convenience that will make your taste buds sing with joy. Give it a try now and enjoy every bite!

Ingredient List

 Golden brown and crispy samosas fresh out of the oven!
Golden brown and crispy samosas fresh out of the oven!

Let’s Check What We Need

Before you start with the recipe, let’s make sure you have all the necessary ingredients. Here is what we will need:

  • 250g of potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 150g of frozen peas
  • 2 small onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ground allspice
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tsp of curry powder
  • 1 tsp of ground coriander seeds
  • A handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the samosa dough, we will need:

  • 1 cup (250g) of wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • About 1/4 cup of water

If you prefer to use puff pastry or phyllo dough, make sure to adjust the quantity according to the package instructions. Regardless of the dough you choose, these vegetarian samosas will soon become a delicious favorite that you can customize as per your taste preference!

The Recipe How-To

 Fragrant spiced potato and pea filling wrapped in a perfectly made pastry.
Fragrant spiced potato and pea filling wrapped in a perfectly made pastry.

Now that we have everything ready, it’s time to make some baked vegetarian samosas. This recipe may seem complex, but once you get the hang of folding and sealing the samosas, it becomes pretty simple.

Step 1: Preparing the Filling

  1. Peel and cut the idaho potatoes into small cubes. Rinse them with water to remove excess starch.
  2. Heat up a pan on medium-high heat and add extra virgin olive oil. Once the oil is hot enough, sauté 1 finely chopped onion until translucent.
  3. Add 2 cloves garlic, minced, and sauté for another minute or so.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon ground cumin, ½ teaspoon ground coriander, ½ teaspoon ground allspice, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon curry powder, and a good pinch of black pepper. Stir the spices in and let them cook for a few seconds until fragrant.
  5. Add the chopped potatoes to the pan along with ½ cup frozen peas. Mix everything together.
  6. Squeeze the juice of half a lime over the mixture along with 1 tablespoon sugar, stirring it in well.
  7. Lower the heat to medium-low, add a splash of water (about ⅓ cup), cover the pan and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender but not mushy.

Step 2: Making the Dough

Let’s make the dough by following any one of these options:

Option A: Samosa Dough

  1. Mix together 1 cup flour with ⅓ teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. In another bowl mix together 2 tablespoons oil or melted vegan butter with about ¼-½ cup water, depending on how much you need to make an elastic dough that comes together.
  3. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well to form a smooth dough.
  4. Knead for about 5 minutes to get an even smoother consistency.

Option B: Puff Pastry or Filo Pastry

If you’re feeling lazy or in a rush, you can use pre-made puff pastry or filo pastry from your local grocery store! They usually come in packs of around 150g-250g, which is enough to make 6-8 samosas.

Step 3: Shaping Samosas

  1. Divide your dough (or thawed frozen puff pastry/filo sheets) into equal size balls (around ½ inch each).
  2. Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface into an oval/teardrop shape – not too thick though as we want crispier samosas!
  3. Cut each oval/teardrop down its center using a knife or pizza cutter so that you have two top halves.
  4. Take one half of the oval/teardrop and

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready to take a tasty trip to India with these vegetarian samosas.
Get ready to take a tasty trip to India with these vegetarian samosas.

When it comes to making samosas, there are a variety of ingredient substitutions and variations that can be made to suit your taste preferences or dietary needs. Here are some ideas to consider:

– Pastry: While this recipe calls for wheat flour pastry, you can also use filo pastry or phyllo dough for a lighter option. Alternatively, if you want to go the gluten-free route, consider using a gluten-free flour instead.

– Vegetables: The filling for samosas is highly customizable. In addition to potatoes and peas, you can also add in other veggies like carrots, cauliflower, or spinach. Just be sure to chop them finely so they cook through evenly.

– Spice blend: If you prefer different spices than what’s called for in this recipe, feel free to adjust the amounts or swap them out entirely. For example, add a dash of turmeric for an earthy flavor or sprinkle in some garam masala for a warming kick.

– Vegan variations: To make these vegetarian samosas vegan-friendly, simply use olive oil instead of butter and brush the pastries with non-dairy milk instead of egg wash. You can also try swapping out the potatoes for sweet potato or cauliflower for added flavor.

No matter how you choose to customize this recipe, always remember to taste-test as you go along and adjust accordingly. With so many options available, you’re sure to find a version that you love!

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect party appetizer or snack for any occasion.
The perfect party appetizer or snack for any occasion.

Once the oven-baked vegetarian samosas are out of the oven and golden brown, they are ready to be served hot alongside some delicious chutneys. Mint chutney, tamarind chutney, or tomato chutney all make excellent companions for these tasty snacks.

I suggest garnishing the samosas with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro leaves and serving them on a platter with a colorful mix of sliced limes and roma tomatoes. The bright and refreshing flavors of the lime slices will help balance out the bold spices in the filling.

If you are serving these samosas as part of a meal, I recommend pairing them with additional vegetable dishes such as cucumber raita or sautéed greens. You could also pair them with a hearty soup or salad for a complete meal.

The oven-baked vegetarian samosas also make an excellent appetizer for a party or gathering. Serve them on a platter with toothpicks or small forks for easy grabbing. Your guests will love the perfectly crispy pastry and flavorful veggie filling.

No matter how you choose to serve them, these vegetarian samosas are sure to be a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Homemade samosas always taste the best!
Homemade samosas always taste the best!

These baked vegetarian samosas can be stored in the fridge or freezer for later consumption. To make ahead, prepare the recipe as directed, let cool, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

If you plan to store them longer or want to make a big batch for future use, place them in a freezer-safe container, label it with the date and name of the dish, and freeze for up to 3 months. When defrosting frozen samosas, allow them to come to room temperature before reheating or they may become soggy.

To reheat the baked vegetarian samosas, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Place the samosas on a non-stick baking sheet lined with parchment paper or greased with olive oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is crispy again and heated through.

If you’re short on time and want to reheat just a few samosas, try using an air fryer instead. Preheat it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) and place the samosas inside for 5-7 minutes. They’ll crisp up perfectly without the need for any additional oil.

Overall, making these baked vegetarian samosas ahead of time can be very convenient for quick weekday meals or entertaining guests. With proper storage and reheating methods, you can ensure that they maintain their flavor, texture and quality every time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect balance of savory filling and flaky crust in every bite.
The perfect balance of savory filling and flaky crust in every bite.

Creating the perfect oven-baked vegetarian samosas requires a bit of technique and attention to detail. Here are some tips that can help you achieve perfect results every time:

1. Don’t overcrowd the baking tray

When placing samosas on the baking tray, ensure there is enough space around each one. Giving them enough space prevents them from sticking together and ensures they bake evenly.

2. Brush with olive oil before baking

Brush each samosa with extra virgin olive oil before putting it in the oven. This not only helps to brown the pastry, but it also gives it that crispy texture.

3. Use a non-stick baking tray or add parchment paper

To prevent your samosas from sticking to the baking tray, use a non-stick baking tray or line it with parchment paper. Doing so will help in reducing waste as you won’t need to scrape off stuck food.

4. Bake at 180C

Preheat your oven to 180C for even cooking and a golden brown finish on the samosas.

5. Flip over halfway through cooking

Approximately halfway through cooking, flip each samosa over to ensure an even bake all around.

6. Make sure your filling is not too wet

A dry filling makes for better-filled samosas as it helps reduce sogginess in the pastry. As such, make sure to drain all vegetables used to fill your samosas and avoid any extra moisture by patting dry your vegetables mixture using kitchen towels or potato masher.

By following these tips diligently, you’ll be sure to get delicious oven-baked vegetarian samosas that are crisp, flavorful, and bursting with flavor!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this oven-baked vegetarian samosas recipe is a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or just looking for a healthier version of your favorite Indian snack, this recipe has got you covered. With its simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you can whip up a batch in no time and enjoy the tastes and aromas of authentic Indian cuisine right at home.

By making these samosas at home with wholesome ingredients, you can avoid many of the unhealthy additives and preservatives found in store-bought versions. Plus, you have control over the amount of oil and salt used in the recipe, making it a much healthier and more satisfying option.

With its crispy outer layer and flavorful filling, these baked vegetable samosas are sure to impress your friends and family. And with endless variations and possibilities for substitutions, you can easily customize this recipe to your liking.

So why not give this vegetarian samosa recipe a try? Your taste buds (and waistline) will thank you!

Oven Baked Vegetarian Samosas

Oven Baked Vegetarian Samosas Recipe

My daughter has been wanting me to make samosas for the longest time! Here is one I don't have to fry! Adapted from Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 16 samosas
Calories 328 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 idaho potatoes, peeled and diced
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeds and stem removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch fresh gingerroot, peeled, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • black pepper
  • 1 roma tomato, seeded, finely chopped (plum tomato)
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4-1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • flour, for rolling dough
  • 2 nine inch rounds refrigerated ready made pie dough
  • 1 egg, beaten with a splash of water

Mint Cilantro Dipping Sauce

  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and stem removed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 inch fresh gingerroot

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400*F.
  • Cook the potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water until tender, 5-7 minutes. Drain and reserve in the same pot you cooked them inches.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then addd the jalapeno, ginger, garlic, coriander, curry powder, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, and salt and pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes more. Stir in the drained potatoes, tomato, and peas. Cook for another minute. Stir in enough of the stock to moisten the mixture, then remove it from the heat and let cool.
  • On a lightly floured surface, unroll ;the pie dough. Cut each dough round into 8 equal wedges, like a pizza. Spoon 1 tbls. of the potato filling onto the middle of each wedge. Brush the edges of the dough with the egg wash and fold up, bringing the three points together over the filling, then pinching at the seams to form a small pyramid. Transfer to a baking sheet and brush the samosas with the egg wash. Bake 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  • While the samosas bake, make the dipping sauce:
  • Combine the mint, cilantro, jalapeno, sugar, salt, lime juice, 1 tbls. water, and the oil in the bowl of a food processor. Grate the garlic and ginger directly into the bowl, then puree until smooth. Transfer to a small serving bowl.
  • Serve the samosas hot out of the oven with the mint cilatro dipping sauce.

Add Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 154gCalories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 34.9gProtein: 5.3gFat: 19.2gSaturated Fat: 4.4gCholesterol: 23.2mgSodium: 252.6mgFiber: 4.1gSugar: 2.2g
Keyword < 60 Mins, African, Asian, Grains, Indian, Potato, Vegetable, Weeknight
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