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Idaho Potato Samosas

Russ Myers


A samosa (/s??mo?s?/) or samoosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, macaroni, noodles, and/or minced meat (lamb, beef or chicken).[1] Pine nuts can also be added. The samosa is claimed to have originated in Central Asia.[2][3] Its size and consistency may vary, but typically it is distinctly triangular or tetrahedral in shape. Indian samosas are usually vegetarian, and often accompanied by a mint sauce (raita) or chutney.

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15 Min
35 Min



1/3 c
vegetable oil
2 c
idaho potato, cooked and crumbled
2 tsp
mustard seeds
3 Tbsp
ginger, chopped
1 1/2 c
onions, chopped
1 c
cauliflower (small florets), coarsely chopped
1 c
cabbage, shredded
green chiles, seeded and minced
1/2 c
cashews, chopped
1 c
green peas
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
cilantro, coarsely chopped


4 1/2 c
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
cumin seeds, toasted
1 c
butter or ghee, soft but not liquified
3/4 c
ice water (use up to 1/4 cup more water if necessary)
1 large
large egg, beaten (for egg wash)
oil for deep frying
mint or coconut chutney

How to Make Idaho Potato Samosas


  • 1Filling:
    Heat oil in large saute pan (medium heat), add mustard seeds and ginger.

    Once seeds begin to pop, add onions and cook for 4 minutes.

    Add cauliflower, cabbage, chiles, cashews, peas, turmeric, lemon juice and salt to taste. Once cooked, about 6 to 7 minutes, cool and fold in cooked potatoes.

    When cooled, add cilantro and reserve.
  • 2Dough:
    Mix flour and salt. Add toasted cumin seeds and butter or ghee. Mix in ice water and form like pastry dough, adding additional water as needed. Cool in refrigerator for 1/2 hour.

    Roll out dough, about same thickness as pie dough (1/8-inch thick). Cut into circles, 3-inch to 3 1/4-inch in diameter (using a ring or a glass). Egg wash edges of dough and fill with a generous teaspoon of vegetable mixture. Fold over in a half-moon shape and crimp edges with a fork.
  • 3Deep-fry in 350 F. oil or bake in 400 F. oven for 23 to 25 minutes. Serve with mint or coconut chutney.
  • 4Tip
    *For a denser consistency, substitute potato flour.

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About Idaho Potato Samosas

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Indian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom