Indian Samosa | Crispy Tasty and Healthy snack

by | Feb 26, 2024

A healthy samosa recipe involves making a few tweaks to the traditional samosa to lower the fat content and increase the nutritional value without compromising on taste. Here's a baked version filled with a flavorful and nutritious vegetable filling.




For the Dough:

– 1 cup whole wheat flour (for a healthier alternative to all-purpose flour)

– 1/4 tsp salt

– 2 tbsp olive oil (a healthier fat option)

– Water, as needed to form a dough


For the Filling:

– 1 tbsp olive oil

– 1 tsp cumin seeds

– 1/2 cup finely chopped onions

– 1 tsp grated ginger

– 1 tsp minced garlic

– 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots

– 1/2 cup finely chopped green beans

– 1/2 cup boiled and mashed potatoes

– 1/2 cup green peas (frozen or fresh)

– 1 tsp garam masala

– 1 tsp coriander powder

– 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

– 1/2 tsp red chili powder (adjust to taste)

– Salt to taste

– Fresh cilantro, chopped

– Lemon juice to taste




Prepare the Dough:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour and salt.
  2. Add olive oil and rub it into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Gradually add water and knead to form a smooth, pliable dough. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.


Prepare the Filling:

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  2. Add the onions, ginger, and garlic, and sauté until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the carrots and green beans, and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  4. Stir in the mashed potatoes, green peas, garam masala, coriander powder, turmeric, red chili powder, and salt. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat, then add chopped cilantro and lemon juice. Adjust the seasoning as needed and allow the mixture to cool.


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Assemble and Bake the Samosas:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Divide the dough into equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball, then roll it out into a thin oval shape. Cut the oval in half.
  3. Take one half, form a cone shape, and seal the edge with a little water. Fill the cone with the vegetable filling, then seal the open edges carefully to form a triangular shape. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
  4. Place the samosas on the prepared baking sheet. Brush them lightly with olive oil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy, turning them halfway through baking.


Serve the baked samosas hot with a side of mint chutney or tamarind sauce for a healthy and delicious treat. Enjoy your healthier version of this classic snack!

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