Baked Samosa

Baked Samosa

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Who doesn’t love samosas? Even though all of us feel a wee itch of guilt while biting into a samosa, the rush of fun, excitement and memories that it brings back totally overrides such negative emotions!

But, well, all said and done, as adults we know that deep-fried foods are not the best option, so here is an interesting alternative that will ensure the same fun, albeit without the guilt.

These Baked Samosas are healthier than regular ones, but every bite remains as exciting as ever. It is also quite convenient, because you can bake the samosas at one shot instead of deep-frying them few at a time.

We have also replaced maida with whole wheat flour to improve the health quotient. You need to keep one thing in mind though – these samosas must be served immediately as they get soft and soggy after a while.

So, once you turn them over half way through baking, prepare the chutney and put the kettle on the stove. As soon as the Baked Samosas are ready, serve them with tangy Green Chutney and garam Chai.

Enjoy how to make Baked Samosa recipe with detailed step by step photos below.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  35 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Total Time:     Makes 20 samosas
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For The Baked Samosa Chapatis
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/4 tbsp melted ghee
a pinch salt

For The Baked Samosa Stuffing
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 1/2 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
salt to taste
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
5 tbsp boiled green peas
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Other Ingredients For Baked Samosa
2 tsp oil for brushing

For Serving With Baked Samosa
pudina chutney
For the baked samosa dough

    For the baked samosa dough
  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a deep bowl and add enough water to make a firm dough.
  2. Keep aside covered with a wet muslin cloth or a plate for 15 minutes.

For the baked samosa stuffing

    For the baked samosa stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the potatoes and sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the ginger-green chilli paste, salt, dry mango powder, chilli powder, green peas coriander, mix well and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  3. Cool completely.

How to proceed to make baked samosa

    How to proceed to make baked samosa
  1. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions.
  2. Roll a portion into a ball and flatten them between your palms.
  3. Roll out a portion of the dough into an oval of 4 by 6 using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Divide each chapati into 2 halves, make a cone from each half.
  5. Stuff each cone with approx. 1 tbsp of the stuffing.
  6. Seal the edges carefully using a little water.
  7. Repeat with the remaining dough and stuffing to make 19 more samosas.
  8. Arrange them on a greased baking tray, brush 2 tsp of oil evenly over all the samosas and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180ºc (360ºf)for 15 minutes.
  9. Turn them over and bake again for 15 minutes.
  10. Serve the baked samosa immediately with phudina chutney.

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Dough for Baked Samosa

  1.  For preparing the dough for outer covering of Baked Samosa (Punjabi Baked Samosa), in a deep bowl, take whole wheat flour.
  2. Add the ghee. You can even make use of oil. The addition of fat moen/ moyen to dough helps in making the outer crust flaky.
  3. Add a pinch of salt.
  4. Use fingertips and make a crumble like mixture.
  5. Gradually add 1/3 cup approx. water to combine all the ingredients. If it binds well and forms a shape then the dough is ready to work. Knead to make a firm dough.
  6. Knead Baked Samosa dough using ¼ tsp oil till smooth.
  7. Keep aside covered for 15 minutes. Make use of a lid or damp cloth to cover the baked samosa dough.

For the covering of baked samosa

  1. For the covering of Baked Samosa, Punjabi Baked Samosa, divide the dough into 10 equal portions.
  2. Roll the portion into round balls and flatten them between your palms.
  3. Roll out each portion into 4:3 oval thin chapatis.

For the stuffing for Baked Samosa

  1. For the stuffing of Baked Samosa, Punjabi Baked Samosa, heat the oil in a broad non stick pan.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds. You can even add coarsely crushed coriander seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the potatoes. We have boiled the potatoes in a pressure cooker and peeled & mashed them before adding.
  4. Mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the ginger-green chilli paste, salt.
  6. Add the dry mango powder. If you don’t have aamchur, then add lemon juice to the baked samosa stuffing to make it chatpata.
  7. Add the chilli powder to the Baked Samosa filling. You can adjust the quantity as per the spice you can handle.
  8. Add the green peas to the Baked Samosa filling. The peas are boiled and whole, you can even coarsely crush them before adding.
  9. Add the coriander to the Baked Samosa filling.
  10. Add Salt to the Baked Samosa filling.
  11. Mix well and sauté the Baked Samosa filling for another 2 minutes. Cool completely.

How to make baked samosa

  1. For the Baked Samosa, preheat the oven at 200º C (400ºF). Grease a baking tray with 1tsp peanut oil. You can even use ghee greasing.
  2. Divide each chapatti into 2 halves. Using a sharp knife.
  3. Make a cone from each half.
  4. Stuff the cone with approx. 1 tbsp of stuff of the Baked Samosa stuffing. While stuffing ensure that you are pressing it lightly with the spoon till the bottom of the cone and there are no air pockets in it.
  5. Seal the edges carefully using a little water. Keep aside.
  6. Repeat with the remaining chapati halves and stuffing to make 19 more whole wheat Baked Samosas.
  7. Arrange the atta ke samose on a greased baking tray.
  8. Brush the samosas with oil.
  9. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. Serve the Baked Samosa, Punjabi Baked Samosa hot with phudina chutney.
  11. Baked Samosa with Mixed Sprouts is my another favorite healthy snack.

Green Chutney, How To Make Green Chutney Recipe 
Khajur Imli Ki Chutney ( Non- Fried Snacks ) 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per samosa
Energy32 cal
Protein0.7 g
Carbohydrates4.2 g
Fiber0.7 g
Fat1.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.7 mg
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Baked Samosa
 on 16 Oct 19 11:02 AM

I tried this in microwave at 180° for 15 mins they became tooo crispy or hard I would say ..not soft at all the way I wanted...what would have gone wrong?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sneha, We have baked them in an OTG oven, microwave will make it hard....try in anoven or try a lower temperature and see...
16 Oct 19 12:31 PM
Baked Samosa
 on 05 May 19 12:38 AM

Can I store this for two weeks?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ria, It is not advisable to store the samsosas for such a long period of time!The potatoes and peas might become stale.
06 May 19 08:39 AM
Baked Samosa
 on 30 Nov 15 07:53 PM

Wht if we dont have the baking tray? Any other option to bake in microwave oven
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Tarla Dalal    You can try and use a microwave oven , it shall take a lot of time and may not get very crisp.
01 Dec 15 09:14 AM
Baked Samosa
 on 04 Nov 14 11:02 AM

I tried it with a slight change and it turned out great. The little change was that I did not cook the cha patios on tava. Instead I directly made samosas of rolled chapatis, brushed them with olive oil and baked them in the oven till golden brown. It was very crispy and of course healthy too :)
Samosa ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 01 Feb 13 09:29 PM

It is delicious and could be eaten guilt free.
Samosa ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 29 May 12 12:30 PM

Tried this out and somewhat not so much happy with it.It did not appear as shown in the picture and moreover who are so much diet conscious it is ok for them, but for the rest we will have to compromise with the taste.It is not giving that taste which we get from the samosas which are deep fried!