Croatian-style Samosa


Croatian-style Samosa

Crispy Croatian Samosa Delight

In Croatian cuisine, we embrace the flavors of the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. This Croatian-style Samosa recipe combines the traditional Indian snack with a Croatian twist. The crispy pastry filled with a savory mixture of potatoes, vegetables, and spices will transport you to the sunny shores of Croatia.

Jan Dec

40 minutes

25 minutes

65 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan (if olive oil is used for brushing), Dairy-free, Nut-free, Egg-free


Gluten-free (due to the use of all-purpose flour)


While the original Indian samosa is typically deep-fried, this Croatian adaptation uses a baking method to achieve a lighter and healthier version. Additionally, we have incorporated Croatian flavors by adding local herbs and spices to enhance the taste. We alse have the original recipe for Samosa, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 40g, 4g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 0.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Gradually add the olive oil and mix until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. 2.
    Slowly add water and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  3. 3.
    In a separate bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes, peas, carrots, onion, garlic, paprika, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  4. 4.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  5. 5.
    Divide the dough into small balls and roll each ball into a thin circle.
  6. 6.
    Place a spoonful of the potato mixture onto one half of the dough circle. Fold the other half over the filling and seal the edges by pressing with a fork.
  7. 7.
    Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling.
  8. 8.
    Place the samosas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush each samosa with olive oil.
  9. 9.
    Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Potatoes — Make sure to boil the potatoes until they are soft and easily mashable.
  • Peas and carrots — Cook them until they are tender but still retain their shape for a pleasant texture in the filling.
  • Olive oil — Use a good quality olive oil for brushing the samosas to enhance the flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of chili flakes to the filling mixture.
  • Serve the samosas with a side of Croatian ajvar or tomato chutney for an extra burst of flavor.
  • If you prefer a crispier crust, brush the samosas with melted butter instead of olive oil before baking.
  • Experiment with different vegetable fillings such as zucchini or bell peppers for variety.
  • These samosas can be made ahead of time and reheated in the oven for a quick and delicious snack.

Serving advice

Serve the Croatian-style samosas hot as an appetizer or snack. They can be enjoyed on their own or with a side of ajvar or tomato chutney for dipping.

Presentation advice

Arrange the samosas on a platter and garnish with fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro. Serve them alongside a bowl of ajvar or tomato chutney for a colorful and appetizing presentation.