Vegetable Samosas with Fresh Coriander Chutney

  • Servings: 24
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  • 2 cups (500 mL) diced peeled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced carrots
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) brown or black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) coriander
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) grated gingerroot
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen peas
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh coriander
  • Vegetable oil, for frying



  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin seeds, preferably black
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cold butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
  • Fresh Coriander Chutney:
  • 4 cups (1 L) fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) water
  • Half a hot green finger pepper, seeded
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt3


Dough: In food processor or bowl with pastry blender, combine flour, black cumin seeds and salt ; pulse or cut in butter until in fine crumbs. Pulse or stir in milk until ball begins to form. Press into disc; wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cover and cook potatoes and carrots until tender, about 10 minutes; drain.

Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry fennel, cumin and mustard seeds, turmeric, coriander and fenugreek seeds and cayenne just until cumin seeds begin to pop, 1 minute.

Add onion, garlic, ginger and salt ; fry until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in potato mixture and peas. Stir in lemon juice and coriander; let cool.

Cut dough into 12 pieces; form each into flat round. On floured surface, roll out each to 6-inch (15 cm) circle; cut in half. Working with 1 piece at a time, moisten half of the cut edge with water. Form cone shape by overlapping cut edges by 1/4 inch (5 mm).

Fill with rounded 1 tbsp (15 mL) potato mixture. Moisten top inside edges of pastry; press to seal. Trim jagged edges. Crimp with fork.

In wok or deep saucepan, heat oil to 350F (180C) or until 1-inch (2.5 cm) cube of white bread turns golden in 45 seconds.

Fry samosas, in batches, until golden, about 4 minutes. Remove to paper towel-lined tray. Or bake in 425F (220C) oven for 15 minutes. Serve warm. (Make-ahead: let cool. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours. Or freeze on waxed paper-lined tray; transfer to airtight container and freeze for up to 2 weeks. Reheat in 350F /180C oven for 10 to 20 minutes.)

Fresh Coriander Chutney: In food processor, puree together fresh coriander leaves, water, half hot green finger pepper,lemon juice and salt until smooth. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 4 hours.) Makes 1/2 cup (125 mL).

Nutritional Info:
cal 133, pro 2 g, total fat 9 g, sat. fat 3 g, carb 12 g, fiber 1 g, chol 12 mg, sodium 200 mg, calcium 2%, iron 6%, vit A 11%, vit C 5% , folate 8%

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