Homemade samosa bites are totally delicious, easy to make and perfect as part of Indian style nibbles.
We make these 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.
Delicious little Indian style snacks
- 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
- good squirt of ketchup
- salt and pepper
- 10 sheets of ready rolled filo pastry
- rapeseed oil for brushing the pastry
- 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.
- Gently mash the filling a little.
- Add a dollop of ketchup and stir gently, then leave the filling to cool.
- 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.
- 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.
- Repeat until you used up all the filling.
- Bake in the oven for around 10 minutes until crisp and golden.
Make Samosa Bites your way
- Go spicier and add freshly chopped chillies
- Fill with a spicy lamb mince instead of vegetables.
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.