Thursday, March 3, 2011

Samosa Hand Pies

I had some leftover pie-crust and I didn't want to put it in the freezer again as I tend to forget about little quantities of left overs. Since the pie was sweet, I wanted to make something savory. So I thought of making a samosa hand pie. And it turned out pretty good. I find this a good substitute for the traditional fried samosas  - something I can prepare ahead and serve the guests hot as I can make it all at one go, unlike the tedium of frying samosas one by one.
Pie crust
Potatoes,boiled ,chopped-2 cups
Green peas,cooked-1/2 cup
Green Chillies,chopped-4
Salt to taste
Chilli powder-1/2tsp
Amchoor powder(or can substitute with lemon juice)-1 tsp
Garam masala-1/4 tsp
Anardana(dry pomegranate seeds)-1/2 tsp
Cilantro,chopped-1/4 cup
Heat oil,add green chillies after about half a minute add potatoes and peas.Mix well and add all the spices and cilantro leaves.Mix well and remove from heat.
Roll  out the pie-crust on parchment and cut whatever shapes you want. Put a tablespoon of filling over this  and cover with another piece of pie-crust similarly cut. Crimp the sides. Make a small  X shaped cut for the steam to escape.  Transfer your samosas onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Cook them for about 20 minutes at 350 degree F. Keep an eye on them and remove them when they start to become generally light brown and darker brown in spots.


  1. Love the idea of using crust for samosas.

  2. Thats really wonderful,fabulous appetizier, very brilliant idea of using the leftover crust..

  3. What a wonderful idea for healthy samosas!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. Lovely appetizer... Baking makes it less-guilty.. Awesome..

  5. Ooopss... I'm damn hungry now and I guess, it was a bad idea to look at your blog now.. :-( I'm drooling drooling..Great idea n cute looking :)

    US Masala

  6. 1st time here yummy recipe collection..
    Samosa looks delicious..nice idea of using pie crust.

    Gald to follow you..

  7. Wow.. real hearty samosas.. beautifully carved heart...

  8. Already drooling over the samosas hand pies. You are a master chef.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. Amazing! Loved your cute lil heart samoosas- such a nice twist to the deep-fried ones!

  10. Very new and cute samosas !!! So tempting and yummy !!

    First time here !! Happy to follow u :)

  11. amazing samosas...wud love to have it anytime !

  12. Hi,
    first time here…
    These look so cute and delicious!


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