Mini Cocktail Samosas

You cannot think of Indian street food without immediately thinking about Samosas. These savory pastries are almost our version of hand pies. I usually make the Samosa dough from scratch with all-purpose flour, however I was at Indian grocery store and found these readymade dough sheets. After thawing these strips, they are instantly ready to be stuffed and baked or fried. When you are in time crunch, these frozen ready-made sheets perfect to transform these delicious Samosas.

These mini cocktail Samosas are unlike regular Samosas. I consider them a guilty indulgence because they are amazingly well when baked or air fried with minimal oil. Savory comfort food at its best, golden brown and crispy on the outside and flavorful on the inside. This dish amazingly pairs well with hot cup of masala chai on cool winter or rainy day.

Many people are intimidated by Samosas because they don’t want to go through all the trouble of making the dough or folding them. Don’t worry because with the ready-made sheets the prepping and folding process becomes quite easy. I will be showing step by step folding process to make this step easier for you. You can easily whip 100 of these in 1 hour and freeze them. When you have unannounced guests, all you have to do is remove them from freezer and fry them. Now let’s get to the recipe quickly, I hope you make these mouthwatering Samosas for your next party.

Serves 4 : Yield 5 Samosas

Per serving 300 calories, Fat 5g, Carbs 25g, Fiber 4g, Protein 7g


20 Samosa sheets

1 tbsp all-purpose flour

2 tsp water

2-3 cups of boiled potato

1 tbsp oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1-2 green chilies, finely chopped

½ cup green peas

Salt to taste

1 tsp chat masala

1 tsp cumin – coriander powder

1 tsp garam masala (adjust based on your taste buds)

1 tsp cumin seeds


Boil potatoes, peel and mash it well. Keep it aside.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. When they change color, add onion, and green chilies. Sauté until the onions turn golden brown. Add peas, mashed potatoes and seasonings. Mix thoroughly and cook for 3-5 minutes. Mix thoroughly and remove into a bowl to cool.

Take thawed ready-made strips. Place a little filling on one end and fold by bringing one edge to the other side. Repeat until you reach the bottom and there is just one more fold left. Moisten the final edge with flour slurry and seal closed. Repeat until all the pieces are filled and shaped. All that’s left to do is bake or deep fry! Lightly spray or coat them with minimal oil if you are planning on bake or air fry these delicious Samosas. Bake or air fry at 425F for 20-30 minutes while flipping them in the middle. Serve hot with ketchup or chutney along with hot cup of masala chai.

Tips- You can also make a large batch and freeze it for later when you have last minute parties or unannounced guests. You can experiment with stuffing as you like, some add veggies, meat or soy along with veggies.

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