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Homemade samosa bites are totally delicious, easy to make and perfect as part of Indian style nibbles. 

Our samosa bites go just perfectly with spicy chicken skewers, mini poppadoms and Indian dips and oh so well with a gin and tonic!

We make the samosa bites Indian party food using shop bought filo pastry sheets, stuffed with a homemade spiced vegetable filling.

They do take a little time to make, but they’re well worth it when you eat them still warm from the oven.

samosa bites and chicken tikka skewers on a Indian party food platter

Indian party food – samosa bites ingredients

  • 1kg new potatoes – peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 2 tbs rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion – peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic – finely chopped
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 3 tbs tomato ketchup
  • salt and pepper
  • 10 sheets of ready rolled filo pastry
  • 100ml rapeseed oil for brushing the pastry
samosa bites fresh from the oven

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How to make samosa bites – Indian party food

  • Boil the potatoes in salted water for around 5 minutes until just tender. Drain and set on one side.
  • Whilst the potatoes are boiling add a splash of rapeseed oil to a large frying pan, add the onions and a just a tiny pinch of salt and fry them until softened (around 5-7 minutes)
  • Add the garlic, turmeric, cumin and coriander, stir in.
  • Add the other spoonful of rapeseed oil, then tip in the cooked potatoes and frozen peas, season with salt and pepper, add just a splash of water. Cook with the lid on for around 10 minutes until everything is softened and heated through.

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vegetable samosa filling being cooked in a pan
  • Gently mash the filling a little.
vegetable samosa filling being cooked in a pan
  • Add the tomato ketchup and stir gently, then leave the filling to cool.
vegetable samosa filling with ketchup being added
  • Heat the oven to 200C and put together the filo bites. You have to work fast with filo pastry and make sure you keep the sheets your not using under a layer of clingfilm and damp towel to stop them drying out.
  • Take a filo sheet and brush with oil, cut into four.
  • Take another filo sheet and brush with oil, cut in four and lay the squares across the first set in a star like shape.
filo pastry lay on tray in star shape
  • Add a spoonful of filling and bunch up the filo pastry to seal the parcel – brush the outside of the parcel with rapeseed oil and place on a non-stick baking sheet.
making vegetable samosa bites
  • Repeat until you used up all the filling.
  • Bake in the oven for around 10 minutes until crisp and golden.

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Make samosa bites your way

  • Go spicier and add freshly chopped chillies
  • Fill with a spicy lamb mince instead of vegetables.

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How to serve samosa bites

  • Delicious served with drinks and a selection of Indian snack, try popadoms and chutney, spicy chicken skewers or sizzling tandoori prawns. 

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Yield: Makes 20

Samosa Bites

Tasty little Indian party food snacks

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1kg new potatoes - peeled and diced 
  • 2 tbs rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion - peeled and diced 
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup frozen peas 
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1 tsp ground coriander 
  • 3 tbs tomato ketchup 
  • pinch salt 
  • pinch black pepper 
  • 10 sheets filo pastry 
  • 100ml rapeseed oil for brushing pastry 

Instructions

  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water for around 5 minutes until just tender. Drain and set on one side.
  2. Whilst the potatoes are boiling add a splash of rapeseed oil to a large frying pan, add the onions and a just a tiny pinch of salt and fry them until softened (around 5-7 minutes)
  3. Add the garlic, turmeric, cumin and coriander, stir in.
  4. Add the other spoonful of rapeseed oil, then tip in the cooked potatoes and frozen peas, season with salt and pepper, add just a splash of water. Cook with the lid on for around 10 minutes until everything is softened and heated through.
  5. Gently mash the filling a little.
  6. Add the tomato ketchup and stir gently, then leave the filling to cool.
  7. Heat the oven to 200C and put together the filo bites. You have to work fast with filo pastry and make sure you keep the sheets your not using under a layer of clingfilm and damp towel to stop them drying out.
  8. Take a filo sheet and brush with oil, cut into four.
  9. Take another filo sheet and brush with oil, cut in four and lay the squares across the first set in a star like shape.
  10. Add a spoonful of filling and bunch up the filo pastry to seal the parcel - brush the outside of the parcel with rapeseed oil and place on a non-stick baking sheet.
  11. Repeat until you used up all the filling.
  12. Bake in the oven for around 10 minutes until crisp and golden.


Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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