New Nordic Samosa


New Nordic Samosa

Nordic Twist on Indian Samosa: A Fusion of Flavors

In the context of New Nordic cuisine, we have reimagined the classic Indian samosa by incorporating local Nordic ingredients and techniques. This fusion dish combines the traditional flavors of Indian spices with the simplicity and freshness of Nordic cuisine, resulting in a unique and delicious treat.

Jan Dec

40 minutes

25 minutes

65 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan (if butter is substituted with plant-based butter), Dairy-free, Nut-free, Egg-free


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


The New Nordic Samosa differs from the original Indian samosa in several ways. Firstly, we have replaced the traditional deep-frying method with baking, reducing the amount of oil used. Secondly, we have incorporated Nordic ingredients such as root vegetables and herbs to add a fresh and earthy twist to the filling. Lastly, we have adjusted the spice levels to suit the Nordic palate, creating a milder yet flavorful samosa. We alse have the original recipe for Samosa, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 280 kcal / 1172 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 40g, 4g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 0.8g


  1. 1.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and salt. Add the vegetable oil and mix until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. 2.
    Gradually add water and knead the dough until it forms a smooth ball. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  3. 3.
    In a pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until translucent.
  4. 4.
    Add the ground cumin, coriander, turmeric, cardamom, salt, and black pepper to the pan. Stir well to combine the spices with the onions and garlic.
  5. 5.
    Add the diced Nordic root vegetables and frozen green peas to the pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. 6.
    Remove the pan from heat and let the filling cool slightly. Stir in the fresh dill and parsley.
  7. 7.
    Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  8. 8.
    Divide the dough into small balls and roll each ball into a thin circle.
  9. 9.
    Cut each circle in half and fold each half into a cone shape, sealing the edges with water.
  10. 10.
    Fill each cone with the vegetable filling and seal the top by pressing the edges together.
  11. 11.
    Place the samosas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and brush them with a little oil.
  12. 12.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  13. 13.
    Serve the New Nordic Samosas warm and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Root vegetables — Ensure the vegetables are finely diced to ensure even cooking and a consistent texture in the filling.
  • Fresh herbs — Chop the herbs just before adding them to the filling to preserve their vibrant flavors.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a crispier crust, brush the samosas with beaten egg before baking.
  • Experiment with different Nordic root vegetables such as celeriac or rutabaga for unique flavors.
  • Serve the samosas with a side of lingonberry jam or a yogurt-based dip for a Nordic twist.
  • If you prefer spicier flavors, add a pinch of chili flakes to the filling mixture.
  • Make a larger batch of samosas and freeze them before baking for a quick and convenient snack or appetizer.

Serving advice

Serve the New Nordic Samosas as an appetizer or a light lunch. Accompany them with a side of lingonberry jam or a refreshing yogurt-based dip. Garnish with a sprig of fresh dill or parsley for an added touch of freshness.

Presentation advice

Arrange the samosas on a platter, showcasing their golden-brown crust. Sprinkle some chopped fresh herbs over the top for a pop of color. Serve with a side of lingonberry jam or dip in individual bowls for an elegant presentation.