For something different and healthier, try sweet potato and filo pastry
Samosas are a delectable Desi snack enjoyed by Asians and non-Asians alike.
The crispy pastry on the outside hides a warm, spicy filling, making samosas a classic treat for any occasion.
While meat is a popular filling choice for samosas, there are many vegetarian samosa fillings out there that you may not have tried like lentils, coconut and even chocolate!
DESIblitz picks out 5 easy vegetarian samosa recipes with both sweet and savoury fillings for you to try.
From the traditional potato samosa to the healthier sweet potato, explore and experiment with this vegetarian range of samosa recipes.
Traditional Punjabi Potato Samosa Recipe
This recipe is straight from the streets of Punjab. The traditional Punjabi street food recipe offers a classic mix of potato and peas, blended with spicy masala.
The classic samosa uses ghee and carom seeds (ajwain) in the pastry for a more authentic taste.
This Veg Recipe of India treat also includes a step-by-step photo guide.
You can also find tips on getting the “right texture and flakiness in the samosa pastry”.
Check out the traditional recipe here.
Beetroot and Coconut Samosa Recipe
For something uniquely different, try a beetroot and coconut samosa recipe.
It is a twist on the traditional snack which not only tastes good but looks good too.
The combination of coconut and beetroot means it is not only sweet but also good for you.
Try out the recipe by Hari Ghotra here.
Lentil Samosa Recipe
Another alternative vegetarian samosa recipe is one which includes lentils.
Tired of normal potato and peas? Have you considered using lentils instead?
This recipe includes a grated cheese mixture blended with your favourite traditional vegetables.
The method involves baking instead of frying which is a healthier cooking method.
Check out the Lentil Samosa Recipe here.
Chocolate Samosa Recipe
These desserts in disguise are samosas with a creamy chocolate filling.
Substitute your savoury fillings and indulge in this sweet treat instead.
It is pretty simple to make, use ordinary samosa pastry sheets and flour and water paste to join the edges together.
For the filling, simply used chopped milk chocolate. and fry until golden brown, for a delicious melted centre.
Try the chocolate samosa recipe from Your Sunny Side Up here.
Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Spiced Sweet Potato Recipe
For something different and healthy, try this vegetarian samosa recipe with sweet potato and filo pastry.
Add sweet potato with your traditional ingredients and favourite vegetables as a healthier alternative.
This recipe involves baking instead of frying so it is even healthier and just as tasty.
Try out the sweet potato recipe adapted from Tesco Real Food below:
- 6tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 large onion
- 250g sweet potatoes
- 1 tbsp. medium curry paste
- ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
- 50g peas
- 2 tbsp. fresh coriander
- 4 sheets filo pastry
- Heat the oil in a medium pan and saute onions until golden.
- Dice potatoes into small cubes. Add to pan with curry paste, chilli flakes and 150ml water.
- Boil and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Once potatoes are soft, add peas and simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Once the liquid has been absorbed, remove from heat and add freshly chopped coriander and season with salt.
- Leave filling to cool.
- Preheat oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas Mark 4
- Taking your filo pastry sheets, brush the pastry with olive oil on one side, and cut into 3 long strips.
- On one strip (oil side down) add 1 tablespoon of filling. Fold one corner of the pastry diagonally over the filling. Fold the other corner of pastry over to create a triangle shape.
- Continue until you have 12 triangle samosas completed.
- Bake on a tray for about 20 minutes until crisp and golden.
- Serve with mint raita.
Enjoy trying our unique and different selection of sweet and savoury vegetarian samosa recipes!