New Mexican Style Samosas


New Mexican Style Samosas

Spicy and Savory Stuffed Pastries with a Southwestern Twist

In the vibrant and flavorful world of New Mexican cuisine, we have taken the beloved Indian samosas and given them a delicious Southwestern twist. These New Mexican Style Samosas are filled with a combination of traditional Indian spices and ingredients commonly found in New Mexican dishes. Get ready to experience a fusion of cultures in every bite!

Jan Dec

30 minutes

20 minutes

50 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free flour)

Wheat (gluten)

Paleo, Keto, Dairy-free (if using ghee instead of vegetable oil)


While the original Indian samosas are typically filled with spiced potatoes and peas, our New Mexican adaptation incorporates ingredients like black beans, corn, and green chilies to give it a distinct Southwestern flavor. We have also added a touch of cumin and chili powder to enhance the spice profile. We alse have the original recipe for Samosa, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 50g, 5g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and salt. Add the vegetable oil and mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. 2.
    Gradually add water and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and pliable. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  3. 3.
    In a separate bowl, combine the cooked black beans, corn kernels, diced green chilies, diced onion, minced garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, and salt. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
  4. 4.
    Divide the dough into small balls and roll each ball into a thin circle.
  5. 5.
    Place a spoonful of the filling mixture onto one half of the dough circle. Fold the other half over the filling to form a semi-circle shape. Press the edges firmly to seal the samosa.
  6. 6.
    Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan or skillet over medium heat. Fry the samosas until they turn golden brown and crispy on all sides. Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Black beans — Make sure to drain and rinse the canned black beans before using them in the filling.
  • Green chilies — Adjust the amount of green chilies according to your desired level of spiciness.
  • All-purpose flour — If you prefer a healthier option, you can use whole wheat flour instead.

Tips & Tricks

  • To make the samosas extra crispy, brush them with a little oil before baking instead of frying.
  • Serve the samosas with a side of salsa or guacamole for a delicious New Mexican twist.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, remove the seeds from the green chilies before adding them to the filling.
  • Experiment with different fillings such as roasted sweet potatoes or diced zucchini for a variety of flavors.
  • These samosas can be made ahead of time and frozen. Just reheat them in the oven before serving.

Serving advice

Serve the New Mexican Style Samosas hot as an appetizer or snack. They can be enjoyed on their own or with a side of salsa, guacamole, or sour cream for dipping.

Presentation advice

Arrange the samosas on a platter and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves. Serve them alongside colorful bowls of salsa and guacamole to add a vibrant touch to your presentation.