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Samosas Recipe

Samosas are triangular deep-fried pastries stuffed with spiced potatoes and peas, along with a delicious tomato Kasundi - a spiced Indian tomatoe sauce.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 33 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 43 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 1 pound russet potatoes peeled and finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely shredded
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1 package wonton wrappers
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Kasundi Sauce Ingredients Indian tomato sauce:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground chili
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic finely minced
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 4 oz. malt vinegar
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • In a 4-quart pot 3/4-full of salted water, add the diced potatoes, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer till done. Drain; coarsely mash and set aside.
  • In a skillet, add 2 tablespoons canola oil, heat over medium-high. Cook cumin seeds till they pop, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add garlic, onion and ginger; cook until golden, 4-6 minutes. Take off heat and stir into potatoe mixture with peas, cumin, chili powder, and curry powder.
  • Form and Fry the Samosas: Place 1 tablespoon of the Somosas mixture onto a wonton wrapper, moisten edges of the wrapper, pinch the two opposite corners and edges together to form a triangle package and seal the edges. Repeat this process until the Somosas mixture is gone. Brush the packages with the beaten egg.
  • Lightly grease a cookie sheet and arrange the samosas then bake approximately 15-20 minutes or until golden, turning half way through.
  • Remove from oven and serve with the Kasundi sauce on the side. (Kasundi sauce recipe below)
  • Preparation of Kasundi Sauce (Ingredients above):
  • Heat the oil in a skillet and add the turmeric, chili, cumin, ginger and garlic. Stir over a gentle heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and the vinegar then the tomatoes and sugar.Stir all together and simmer for 1 1/4 hours, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste.
  • Pour into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator.