Samosa

A samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, ground lamb or ground beef. Samosas are often served with chutney, yogurt or mint sauce. They are usually triangular in shape, with a flaky crust and a hearty filling.

Samosas are thought to have originated in Central Asia, specifically in the region that is now modern-day Uzbekistan. They spread to the Middle East and South Asia, where they became popular as both street food and appetizers.

The word "samosa" is thought to be derived from the Persian word samsa, which means "fried pastry." Samosas likely came to South Asia in the 13th or 14th century, during the reign of the Delhi Sultanate. They were introduced to India by Central Asian traders and quickly became popular.

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Recipes

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Aloo Samosas (Potato Samosas)

  • FOR ASSEMBLY AND COOKING
  • canola oil
  • mint chutney
  • spring roll wrapper
  • all purpose flour
  • FILLING
  • salt
  • coriander seed
  • cumin seed
  • red chile
  • pea
  • coriander
  • cumin powder
  • garam masala
  • turmeric powder
  • thai green chile
  • cilantro
  • canola oil
  • russet potato
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Baked Samosas with Mint Chutney

  • cilantro
  • salt
  • lime juice
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • mint
  • ginger
  • vegetable oil
  • brown mustard seed
  • water
  • egg
  • russet potato
  • mango
  • coriander seed
  • cilantro
  • ajwain seed
  • black peppercorn
  • cumin seed
  • red chili flake
  • lime
  • buttermilk
  • vegetable canola oil
  • water
  • bay leaf
  • puff pastry
  • chicken breast
  • chipotle sauce
  • salt
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Pakistani Potato Samosas

  • FILLING
  • salt
  • cilantro
  • black mustard seed
  • cumin seed
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • turmeric
  • onion
  • russet potato
  • garam masala
  • serrano chile
  • lemon juice
  • vegetable oil
  • carrot
  • DOUGH
  • cumin seed
  • water
  • salt
  • vegetable oil
  • all purpose flour
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Keema Samosas (Chicken Samosas)

  • FOR ASSEMBLY AND COOKING
  • canola oil
  • mint chutney
  • spring roll wrapper
  • all purpose flour
  • FILLING
  • ground chicken
  • cumin seed
  • salt
  • red chile
  • coriander
  • white vinegar
  • garam masala
  • garlic paste
  • ginger paste
  • turmeric powder
  • canola oil
  • onion
  • thai green chile
  • cilantro
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Vegetable Samosas

  • potato
  • puff pastry
  • onion
  • garam masala
  • curry powder
  • canola oil
  • pea
  • all purpose flour
  • cooking spray
  • salt
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Chicken and Spinach Samosas

  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • raita
  • vegetable oil
  • spinach
  • chickpea
  • ground chicken
  • cumin
  • red chili powder
  • english cucumber
  • onion
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • red chile
  • vegetable oil
  • all purpose flour
  • yogurt
  • salt
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • curry powder
  • turns black pepper
  • water
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Samosa Recipe

  • ginger
  • green chilli
  • ajwain seed
  • cumin seed
  • garam masala
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • green pea
  • asafoetida
  • coriander seed
  • salt
  • turmeric powder
  • amchur
  • black mustard seed
  • cumin powder
  • cilantro
  • vegetable canola oil
  • ghee
  • potato
  • water
  • tamarind dipping sauce
  • vegetable canola oil
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Amma’s Samosas

  • SHELLS AND ASSEMBLY
  • cilantro chutney
  • salt
  • ajwain
  • all purpose flour
  • oil
  • FILLING
  • anardana powder
  • cumin seed
  • coriander seed
  • coriander
  • amchoor
  • salt
  • oil
  • russet potato
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Samosa Recipe

  • water
  • sugar
  • curry powder
  • ginger
  • white pepper
  • salt
  • oil
  • ghee
  • meat
  • onion
  • cayenne pepper
  • smoked paprika
  • pepper sauce
  • pea
  • garlic
  • parsley
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
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Samosas(Vegan )

  • curry powder
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • pea
  • salt
  • water
  • sugar
  • pepper sauce
  • smoked paprika
  • onion
  • potato
  • parsley
  • all purpose flour
  • oil
  • ghee
  • cayenne pepper
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Samosa Recipe

  • lemon juice
  • cayenne pepper
  • cumin seed
  • ginger
  • garam masala
  • garlic
  • sugar
  • turmeric
  • masala
  • potato
  • pea
  • wonton wrapper
  • water
  • salt
  • vegetable oil
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Cheeseburger Samosas

  • sesame seed
  • ketchup
  • ground beef
  • soy sauce
  • vegetable oil
  • salt
  • lemon
  • onion
  • egg roll wrapper
  • black pepper
  • all purpose flour
  • water
  • american cheese
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Samosas

  • pea
  • garam masala
  • gingerroot
  • caraway seed
  • cumin seed
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • ghee
  • water
  • potato
  • canola oil
  • fennel seed
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Samosas

  • pea
  • garam masala
  • gingerroot
  • caraway seed
  • cumin seed
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • ghee
  • water
  • potato
  • canola oil
  • filling
  • fennel seed
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Air-Fryer Samosas

  • red potato
  • garam masala
  • sugar
  • chili powder
  • salt
  • onion
  • pea
  • canola oil
  • egg roll wrapper
  • cooking spray
  • mango chutney
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Spinach & Feta Samosas With Spicy Potatoes

  • SAMOSAS
  • salt
  • garlic
  • filo pastry
  • feta
  • garam masala
  • coriander
  • turmeric
  • vegetable oil
  • spinach
  • coriander
  • juice lime
  • bell pepper
  • onion
  • turmeric
  • black mustard seed
  • coriander seed
  • red chilli
  • potato
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Lamb Kheema Samosa (Samosa Stuffed With Spiced Ground Lamb)

  • Pastry Dough 
  • lamb kheema filling
  • caraway seed
  • salt
  • water
  • oil
  • all purpose flour
  • pastry dough
  • Lamb Kheema Filling
  • salt
  • lamb
  • all purpose flour
  • garam masala
  • pea
  • green chiles serrano
  • turmeric
  • kashmiri chile powder
  • cilantro
  • apple cider
  • ghee
  • ginger
  • garlic
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Aloo Samosa (Samosa Stuffed With Spiced Potato and Peas)

  • pastry dough
  • Pastry Dough 
  • potato
  • caraway seed
  • salt
  • water
  • oil
  • all purpose flour
  • Potato and Pea Filling
  • salt
  • maggi hot
  • cumin seed
  • black pepper
  • turmeric
  • green chiles jalapeño
  • russet potato
  • pea
  • garam masala
  • kashmiri chile powder
  • cilantro
  • oil
  • coriander
  • ginger
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Samosas (Fried Potato-Filled Pastries)

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  • salt
  • russet potato
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  • cilantro
  • mint
  • pea
  • ice water
  • cumin seed
  • ginger
  • onion
  • canola oil
  • carrot
  • green thai chile
  • all purpose flour
  • butter

Ingredient Breakdown

 
salt
all purpose flour
pea
water
cumin seed
garam masala
cilantro
ginger
onion
canola oil
vegetable oil
potato
coriander
garlic
oil
russet potato
turmeric
ghee
coriander seed
cayenne pepper
curry powder
sugar
caraway seed
red chile
turmeric powder
vegetable canola oil
black mustard seed
lemon juice
cumin
fennel seed
mint chutney
cumin powder
spring roll wrapper
thai green chile
mint
ajwain seed
puff pastry
carrot
ground chicken
cooking spray
spinach
smoked paprika
pepper sauce
parsley
egg roll wrapper
black pepper
yukon gold potato
gingerroot
chili powder
pastry dough
kashmiri chile powder
butter
lime juice
brown mustard seed
egg
mango
black peppercorn
red chili flake
lime
buttermilk
bay leaf
chicken breast
chipotle sauce
serrano chile
white vinegar
garlic paste
ginger paste
ground
olive oil
raita
chickpea
red chili powder
english cucumber
cinnamon
yogurt
turns black pepper
green chilli
green pea
asafoetida
amchur
tamarind dipping sauce
cilantro chutney
anardana powder
ajwain
amchoor
white pepper
meat
masala
wonton wrapper
sesame seed
ketchup
ground beef
soy sauce
lemon
american cheese
tamarind chutney
bird eye chile
sunflower oil
filling
red potato
mango chutney
juice lime
bell pepper
filo pastry
feta
red chilli
lamb kheema filling
lamb
green chiles serrano
apple cider
maggi hot
green chiles jalapeño
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ice water
green thai chile
phyllo pastry dough
mustard seed
phyllo

Insights

Correlated with Higher Ratings

  • garam masala
  • pea
  • ginger

Staple Ingredients

  • salt 59%
  • all purpose flour 45%

Common Ingredients

  • ginger 36%
  • onion 36%
  • water 36%

Usual Ingredients

  • cilantro 32%
  • cumin seed 32%
  • garam masala 32%
  • pea 32%

Rarey Ingredients

  • garlic 23%
  • potato 23%
  • vegetable oil 23%