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Vegetarian Samosas

I had a craving for these the other day and decided to make them as something to snack on before dinner. My kids love these and they are also great cold too. I bake them instead of frying them. I also cheat and I don’t make my own pastry – I use store bought pie dough.  This makes it quick and easy! They make a great appetizer or snack with lunch.


  • ½ cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 chile pepper diced
  • 1 carrot finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 large russet  potatoes cut into small ½ inch diced cubes and boiled to tender
  • ½ cup of frozen peas
  • ½ cup chick peas
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Olive oil or butter for sauté pan
  • Your favorite homemade or frozen pie crust (rollable)
  • 1 egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Coat a sauté pan with olive oil or butter and cook onions and ginger until caramelized (about 5 mins)
  3. Add garlic, chile pepper , carrot, salt, turmeric, cayenne, curry powder and  cook until fragrant (about 45 seconds)
  4. Add the potatoes and cook while stirring for 1 minute
  5. Add the green peas and chick peas and cook for another  minute (if the mixture is too dry add a small amount of water or vegetable stock)
  6. Remove from heat and add cilantro and lemon juice
  7. Set aside until cool
  8. Roll out pie crust and cut circles (6 inch diameters)
  9. Place a tablespoon of filling in center of circle and fold circle in half
  10.  Press seams together and place on a cookie sheet
  11. Brush with egg wash
  12.  Bake in oven until golden brown