Argentinian-style Samosa


Argentinian-style Samosa

Empanadas de Samosa: A Fusion of Indian and Argentinian Flavors

In the vibrant world of Argentinian cuisine, we bring you a delightful fusion dish that combines the traditional Indian samosa with the flavors of Argentina. These Argentinian-style samosas are a mouthwatering blend of spices, vegetables, and meat, encased in a crispy pastry shell. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that marries the best of both worlds.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

25 minutes

55 minutes

Makes 12 samosas


Omnivore, Low-carb, High-protein, Dairy-free, Nut-free

Wheat (gluten), Dairy

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo, Keto


While the original Indian samosa is typically filled with spiced potatoes and peas, the Argentinian-style samosa takes a twist by incorporating ingredients commonly found in Argentinian cuisine. The filling includes a combination of ground beef, onions, bell peppers, and a touch of cumin, giving it a unique flavor profile. The pastry shell is also adapted to the Argentinian style, resembling the flaky crust of an empanada. We alse have the original recipe for Samosa, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 220 kcal / 920 KJ
  • Fat: 12g (4g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 18g (2g sugars)
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt for the pastry. Add the cold, cubed butter and use your fingertips to rub it into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. 2.
    Gradually add the cold water to the flour mixture, mixing with a fork until the dough comes together. Knead the dough lightly until smooth, then wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. 3.
    In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Add the chopped onion and bell peppers, and sauté until softened.
  4. 4.
    Sprinkle the cumin, salt, and pepper over the beef mixture, stirring well to combine. Remove from heat and let the filling cool.
  5. 5.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  6. 6.
    On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to a thickness of about 1/8 inch. Cut out circles using a round cookie cutter or a glass.
  7. 7.
    Place a spoonful of the cooled filling onto each dough circle. Fold the dough over the filling to form a half-moon shape, then crimp the edges with a fork to seal.
  8. 8.
    Arrange the samosas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  9. 9.
    Serve the Argentinian-style samosas warm as an appetizer or snack.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Ground beef — Choose lean ground beef for a healthier option.
  • Red and green bell peppers — Make sure to finely chop the bell peppers to ensure even distribution in the filling.
  • All-purpose flour — Sift the flour before using it to ensure a lighter pastry.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier kick, add a pinch of chili powder or cayenne pepper to the filling.
  • Serve the samosas with a tangy chimichurri sauce for an extra burst of flavor.
  • If you prefer a vegetarian version, substitute the ground beef with cooked lentils or mashed chickpeas.
  • Make a large batch of samosas and freeze them for later. Just reheat in the oven for a quick and delicious snack.
  • Experiment with different fillings, such as cheese and spinach, to create your own unique Argentinian-style samosas.

Serving advice

Serve the Argentinian-style samosas as an appetizer or snack. They pair well with a fresh green salad or a side of chimichurri sauce for dipping.

Presentation advice

Arrange the samosas on a platter, garnished with fresh cilantro leaves. Sprinkle some paprika or cumin powder over the top for an added touch of color.