Puff Pastry Samosa

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Puff Pastry Samosa – the famous samosa made easy with puff pastry – with holidays around the corner, these would make great appetizer! They are also vegan!

puff pastry samosa

I can’t believe we are less than a month away from Thanksgiving! Wow, I don’t really know where the time went, but I do know that with Thanksgiving being so close, we all need to focus on food! I know planning a Thanksgiving dinner can be challenging but I hope some of the recipe that I will be sharing in the next few weeks will make it easier for you guys to plan your menu. An easy snack or appetizer is a must on the Thanksgiving table and it can’t get easier than this Puff Pastry Samosa! Seriously easy and also vegan if you use a vegan puff pastry sheets. By the way, most puff pastry sheets in the market are vegan, did you know guys know that?

Do you guys like samosa? Who doesn’t right? I have very fond memories of eating samosas at home. Basically whenever we had someone over for chai, mom always bought samosas from the nearby sweet shop. It was like mandatory! Also in India, you get samosa at like every other street, so we are spoilt for choice. I remember I was very picky about my samosa. I only liked it from one small sweet shop and mom would especially bring that for me once in a while. I used to love mine with the sweet tamarind chutney and cup of chai!

samosa made with puff pastry

Now here we don’t really have those sweet shops and so when samosa cravings kick in, you only have one option – make it yourself. And while traditional dough is the best, I don’t always have the patience to make it. Sometime you just need a samosa and you need it fast! And that’s when you make these Puff Pastry Samosa. These are made using store bought puff pastry sheets and an easy way to satisfy your samosa cravings. It’s very similar to the puffs/patties that we get in India, just that I have given them the shape of a samosa!

These Puff Pastry Samosa

✓ are easy to make

✓ perfect to please a crowd

✓ packed with flavors

✓ are also vegan!

✓great for your holiday parties/dinners/game days

Who would mind munching of these with a cup of chai or coffee? These little treats are so delicious and would also look great on your Thanksgiving table too. A great way to please all the vegetarians/vegans that you have invited over. Honestly even the meat-eaters would love these puff pastry samosa. Please watch the video to see how I made these samosas!

PS: You can make them look more shiny/glossy by doing egg wash on top, I didn’t do it since I wanted to keep these vegan.

PPS: I forgot to add ginger while making these samosas. You may add it!

Method

*Thaw puff pastry sheets according to instructions on the package. Pre heat oven to 400 F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silione mat. Set aside.

Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, fennel seeds and crushed coriander seeds. Saute for few seconds till the seeds sizzle. Add green chili, hing and saute for few seconds.

Add the boiled potatoes and green peas and mix well.

Now add all the spices- coriander powder, garam masala, amchur and red chili powder. Also add the salt.

Mash everything well using a potato masher or a fork. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

Unroll the thawed puff pastry sheet. Roll it using a rolling pin to form a rectangle. Mix some flour with water to form a paste and set it aside- we will use this to seal the samosa.

Cut each puff pastry sheet into 4 large circles –  around 5 inches in diameter each. Preserve the remaining dough left after cutting out the circles and roll it again and cut circles till all is used.

Cut each circle into 2 parts. Now take one half of the circle and apply water-flour paste on the straight side of the circle.

Fold from one side, as shown in the picture. Now fold the other side bringing it on top of the first fold to form a cone.

Fill the cone with the prepared potato stuffing, use around 1-2 teaspoons of the filling and remember to not overfill.

Pinch to seal the samosa. Use the water-flour paste here as well, that would make sure the samosa wouldn’t open in the oven. Prepare all samosas in similar way.

Place all the prepared samosas on a baking sheet.

Bake at 400 F degrees for 20 minutes or till nice golden brown. Serve puff pastry samosa with chutney of your choice!

* Adjust spice levels to taste. Add more green chilies for a spicier samosa.

*Dried mango powder or amchur is used in Indian cooking to add a sour taste. In case you don’t have it use some lemon juice in the end.

* You may prepare them in advance. Simply heat them in oven before serving – they will still be flaky.

* You may add nuts like cashews and also raisins to same these samosa richer in taste.

Puff Pastry Samosa

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Serves: 20 samosa

Samosa made easy using store bought puff pastry. An easy vegan appetizer for your Thanksgiving and Holiday menu!
Ingredients
  • 2 X puff pastry sheets, make sure it's vegan
  • 1.5 tablespoons oil, I used avocado oil
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 green chili, skip to avoid extra heat
  • generous pinch of hing, also known as asafoetida
  • 4 medium potatoes (400 grams), boiled
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon amchur, also known as dried mango powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Water-flour paste
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoon flour
Instructions
  1. Thaw puff pastry sheets according to instructions on the package.
  2. Pre heat oven to 400 F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silione mat. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, fennel seeds and crushed coriander seeds. Saute for few seconds till the seeds sizzle.
  4. Add green chili, hing and saute for few seconds.
  5. Add the boiled potatoes and green peas and mix well.
  6. Now add all the spices- coriander powder, garam masala, amchur and red chili powder. Also add the salt.
  7. Mash everything well using a potato masher or a fork. Remove pan from heat and set aside.
  8. Unroll the thawed puff pastry sheet. Roll it using a rolling pin to form a rectangle.
  9. Mix some flour with water to form a paste and set it aside- we will use this to seal the samosa.
  10. Cut each puff pastry sheet into 4 large circles - around 5 inches in diameter each. Preserve the remaining dough left after cutting out the circles and roll it again and cut circles till all is used.
  11. Cut each circle into 2 parts. Now take one half of the circle and apply water-flour paste on the straight side of the circle.
  12. Fold from one side, as shown in the picture above. Now fold the other side bringing it on top of the first fold to form a cone.
  13. Fill the cone with the prepared potato stuffing, use around 1-2 teaspoons of the filling and remember to not overfill.
  14. Pinch to seal the samosa. Use the water-flour paste here as well, that would make sure the samosa wouldn't open in the oven. Prepare all samosas in similar way.
  15. Place all the prepared samosas on a baking sheet. You should get 18-20 samosas out of the 2 puff pastry sheets.
  16. Bake at 400 F degrees for 20 minutes or till nice golden brown. Serve puff pastry samosa with chutney of your choice!

Puff Pastry Samosa

8 thoughts on “Puff Pastry Samosa

    1. hmm phyllo and puff pastry are different kind of doughs..there’s a lot of difference in their thickness and how they are made…so they can’t be used interchangeably..you may try use phyllo dough but the result won’t be similar…

  1. Oh, I love samosas…especially as an appetizer for a holiday cocktail party! Your timing is perfect here, Manali. I might just need to get a batch of these going soon…they look delicious! 🙂

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