Vegan Samosa


Vegan Samosa

Savory Vegan Delight: Crispy Vegetable Samosas

In the realm of vegan cuisine, the Vegan Samosa reigns supreme. This delectable dish, adapted from the traditional Indian recipe, combines a flaky pastry crust with a flavorful vegetable filling. Bursting with aromatic spices and wholesome ingredients, these Vegan Samosas are a delightful addition to any vegan menu.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

25 minutes

55 minutes

4 servings


Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free

Wheat (gluten)

Meat-based diets, Gluten-free diets, Paleo diets, Keto diets, Low-carb diets


The main difference in this vegan adaptation of the Samosa lies in the filling. While the original recipe often includes potatoes and meat, this vegan version replaces the meat with a medley of vegetables, creating a lighter and plant-based alternative. Additionally, the traditional ghee used in the pastry is substituted with vegan-friendly oil, making it suitable for those following a vegan lifestyle. We alse have the original recipe for Samosa, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat: 10g (1g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 35g (3g sugars)
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 0.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and salt for the pastry. Gradually add the vegetable oil and mix until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. 2.
    Slowly add water, a little at a time, and knead until a smooth dough forms. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Sauté until the onion turns translucent.
  4. 4.
    Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, and chili powder to the pan. Stir well to combine the spices with the onion mixture.
  5. 5.
    Add the mixed vegetables to the pan and cook until they are tender. Season with salt to taste. Remove from heat and let the filling cool.
  6. 6.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  7. 7.
    Divide the dough into small balls and roll each ball into a thin circle.
  8. 8.
    Cut each circle in half and fold it into a cone shape, sealing the edges with water.
  9. 9.
    Fill each cone with the vegetable filling and seal the top by pressing the edges together.
  10. 10.
    Place the samosas on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and brush them with a little vegetable oil.
  11. 11.
    Bake the samosas in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  12. 12.
    Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Vegetable oil — Use a neutral-flavored oil such as canola or sunflower oil for the best results.
  • Mixed vegetables — Feel free to customize the filling with your favorite vegetables, ensuring they are finely chopped for even cooking.
  • Fresh cilantro — Add the cilantro as a garnish just before serving to enhance the flavors of the samosas.

Tips & Tricks

  • To achieve a flaky pastry, make sure the dough is well-rested before rolling it out.
  • Brushing the samosas with oil before baking helps them achieve a golden and crispy texture.
  • Serve the samosas with a tangy tamarind chutney or mint-coriander chutney for a burst of flavor.
  • If you prefer a spicier filling, adjust the amount of chili powder according to your taste.
  • These samosas can be made ahead of time and frozen. Simply reheat them in the oven before serving.

Serving advice

Serve the Vegan Samosas as an appetizer or as part of a main course. Accompany them with a selection of chutneys and pickles for a burst of flavors. They are best enjoyed hot and crispy.

Presentation advice

Arrange the Vegan Samosas on a platter, garnished with fresh cilantro leaves. Serve them alongside small bowls of chutneys for dipping. The golden-brown color of the samosas will be visually appealing and inviting.