Samosas are irresistibly scrumptious! Flavor bombs wrapped in a crispy pastry shell, they’re the ideal snack for tea time. They’re crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and packed with loads of flavor and aromatic spices.
And the best part? They can be filled with a variety of yummy fillings from spiced potatoes to minced meat and vegetables. Here are 5 delicious samosa filling recipes you must try out.
1. Spicy potato
A classic samosa filling that’s delicious and easy to make! Boil the potatoes until they’re soft and tender, and mash them with a fork making sure the texture doesn’t resemble smooth mashed potatoes.
Heat oil in a saucepan and add coriander, cumin, turmeric, and garam masala, stirring constantly so it doesn’t burn. Remove from heat after 1 minute, add red chili powder, and pour it over your potato mixture. Add green chilies, black pepper, and salt to taste and fold it into the mixture until well combined. Use it instantly or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Chicken cheese
This one’s for the cheese lovers out there! Heat oil in a large pan and add small cubes of chicken until they’re fully cooked and no longer pink (you can even use minced chicken for this recipe). Add chopped onions, garlic, cumin, coriander, black pepper, red chili powder, and salt to taste. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the spices are fragrant and remove the pan from heat.
Wait until the mixture cools down and stir in shredded cheddar cheese. Use instantly or set aside in the refrigerator.
3. Chili paneer
A yummy samosa filling that’s perfect for your vegetarian friends! Mix small cubes of paneer with cornstarch until it’s evenly coated. Add the paneer to a hot pan until it’s crispy and golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Use the same pan to saute some onions, bell peppers, and green chilies and add ginger-garlic paste to add that extra zing to your samosa filling. Stir in soya sauce, ketchup, and salt and pepper, then mix everything together.
4. Paneer tikka
Another vegetarian favorite! Combine ginger-garlic paste, yogurt, garam masala, turmeric and the rest of your favorite spices in a bowl and toss in small cubes of paneer. Once the paneer has had the time to soak up the yummy blend of tangy spices, add it to a hot pan until it’s crispy and golden brown. Then set aside.
Use the same pan to saute some onions and bell peppers and stir in the cooked paneer so everything’s mixed together. Cook for another 1-2 minutes and you’re done!
Pro tip: Make sure (and this is true for all the recipes) that the fillings aren’t too wet or they’ll seep into the samosa crust and make it soggy.