Aarti Paarti Ep. 30: Baked Samosas

Posted by Aarti on November 4th, 2009 . Filed under: Uncategorized .

Pronouncement of the day: food is proof that we’re all connected more deeply than we know.

Take the samosa, the quintessential Indian snack: deep fried triangular pastries, stuffed with a savory concoction of potato, vegetables and sometimes, meat.  Nothing says 4 o’clock in an Indian house quite like a steaming cup of tea, and a plate of fresh samosas.  Oh dear, now I’ve done it.  Excuse me whilst I get glassy-eyed and drool all over the keyboard.

Ahem, back to my “pronouncement”… doesn’t the samosa bear a striking resemblance to the Cornish pasty?

To the empanada?

To the calzone?  The knish?  The chinese baked dumplings?

Funny, huh?

When I decided to make my own samosas, I faced quite a quandary: heat up a messy, dangerous vat of oil to deep-fry the buggers, OR come up with a flaky, crispy baked samosa dough that mimics its deep-fried cousin.  I chose the latter.  I don’t know why.  I’m not a baker.  I don’t knead.  I don’t roll out dough.  Call me crazy, but dough intimidates me!

And yet, I’m crazy soooo… last week, I tried out 6 different kinds of dough.

SIX.

Everything from readymade filo/phyllo sheets, to crescent roll dough… from simple flour and water, to intricate shortcrust pastry. 

And that is why I can tell you in full confidence that this is the best baked samosa dough you’ll find. ‘Cos I looked guys. And nothing compared to this one. It’s simple: flour, buttermilk, vegetable oil. It comes together in a flash, and I promise, you can’t mess it up.  With a little effort, you get a beautiful soft, fair pastry, flecked with tiny ajwain seeds (akin to oregano in flavour, and available at your Indian market.  You can sub with cumin, or forgo it altogether), which flakes just so, and crusts up just wonderfully in the oven.  Plus, if you make your own dough, you know what’s going in there, unlike the list of ingredients in the ready-made dough, which left me dizzy.

Oh, and the filling.  The FILLING!

Potato, chicken, mango, chipotle, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cilantro and lime.

This filling makes you grateful that you have taste buds.

Plus, when you throw a tea party to show off your baked goodies, it also makes you incredibly grateful for goofy, warm, generous friends who will show up at your party even if you’ve only given them a couple of days notice…

Here are the links I promised you in this video:
- The easy way to poach a chicken breast
- My Fresh & Fancy-Free Mint Chutney recipe

Baked Samosas

For pastry:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cake flour (you can use 1 cup all-purpose flour if you prefer)
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable/canola oil
Big pinch salt
1/2 tsp. ajwain seeds (optional)

For filling:
1 big russet potato, boiled until soft
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, poached and shredded
1 mango, finely diced
Zest of 1 lime, plus juice of half of it
5 tbsp chipotle sauce
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Big handful cilantro, minced
Salt and pepper

1) To make pastry: In large bowl, combine flours, buttermilk, oil, salt and ajwain seeds. Bring ingredients together into a dough. Knead for 5 minutes until it has softened a bit. Allow to rest, at room temperature, for 15 minutes. You can put this in the fridge too, but make sure you let it sit at room temperature for 20 minutes or so, in order for it to soften.

2) Make filling: Combine all ingredients with your hands until it’s well mixed up. Taste for seasoning. Set aside.

3) When it’s rolling time, preheat oven to 425 degrees f.

4) Roll the dough into a short cylinder. Slice into two. Slice each half into two, so you have 4 bits. Roll each bit into a ball. Flatten ball into a disc, then, on floured surface, roll into a 1/8″ thick, 7″ wide circle. Cut into two semi-circles.

5) Place a tablespoon or so of filling in the center of one of the semi-circles. Have a small bowl of water handy. Dip your finger in the water and run it along the edges of the semi-circle. Arrange semi-circle so the flat side is facing away from you. Grab the left corner and fold it over dough in a triangular motion, so that this corner lands on the bottom right side of the filling. Do the same with the other corner. (see video for better illustration!). Squeeze bottom shut, and fold over, sealing with water. If you like, seal using a fork. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat, until you have 8 big samosas ready for baking!

6) Bake for 15 minutes at 425, then turn heat down to 375 and bake 10 more minutes. You can flip them over just before you turn the heat down if you like.

7) Serve hot, with the chutney… and bask in gratitude for the great ideas we all come up with, for our sensitive tastebuds and for the blessing of good friends!

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126 Responses to

Aarti Paarti Ep. 30: Baked Samosas

  1. Dana

    I love it… and the samosas look PERFECT… as did the hats.

  2. Doris

    I love samosas and I love that yours are not fried. I wonder how crispy the baked ones are. They looked so yum. I like how your videos always have something extra, like a dancer, musician or random tea party. Nice hat. :-)

  3. Priya

    hi
    i watched all ur videos…the music and the food blends well in ur video..u r rocking in youtube..i am happy to know u r an indian at last..pls check my blog ,i am also crazy of food..u can try recipe from my blog for butter paneer masala
    Bye

  4. Robert

    Oh wow! My girlfriend and I recently got hooked on indian food and I was trying to look up recipes, and then I found your blog. I recall meeting a cool girl named Aarti on a plane ride back from London back in the late 90′s. It’s been so long that I have no idea if that was you, but either way thanks for the samosa recipe! :)

  5. Lina

    Hi Aarti !
    I made your samosas yesterday and they turned out just PERFECT !!!
    Making the dough is indeed really simple and the filling ist so yummy, it’s a great recipe again !!! The only tricky part for me, was getting those little yummy things into a good shape…..some of them turned out a little odd….but isn’t this a good reason for making them again and again…just for training ;)

  6. Lina

    Oh, I almost forgot: Made your samosas in my brandnew oven I got yesterday. It was actually “le premiere”, so it was somehow more than a coincidence that you posted a recipe for baked samosas…and I thought it would be a good start for me and my oven…

  7. Aarti

    holy crap! are you really robert montjoy? i totally remember you! did we write letters to each other for a while? did you have long hair? did we meet on the plane ride? or did we meet at camp? my lord i can’t believe it! this is CRAZY!

  8. Aarti

    Lina! I’m so glad! Phew! I love it when people try out my recipes… then I know the recipe is good. Phew! I’m so glad! Yes, the shaping is a little tricky; I saw another tutorial where after you make that first fold, you kinda roll it back on top of itself. Does that make sense? So rather than fold the other side over, you roll it over the flat piece of dough on the right… i don’t know if that makes sense. In any case, yes, practice makes perfect (and not at all piggy!). What a great comment to wake up to! (Where are you btw?)

  9. Robert

    Yes! We wrote emails for a little while, I think! It was the plane ride, we were seated next to each other. And I still have long hair. I’m glad to see you’re doing well! I’ll definitely have to keep up with your blog and try out a few recipes! :)

  10. Lina

    Hi Aarti, I live in Berlin, Germany. I’m your “far-away-fan” and your wonderful recipes and videos travel around the world :)

  11. Aarti

    holy crap this is amazing! i am going to email you to catch up. HOLY CRAP! what are the chances?!

  12. Aarti

    WOW! will wonders never cease? that’s amazing! germany! how the heck did you find lil’ ol’ me????

  13. Aarti

    thanks doris! yeah, bren and i try to come up with new ideas for every show. well, bren does really. i cannot take any credit for the “variety” portion of the show, but we both love that part of it! sometimes, more than the cooking part!!

  14. Lina

    I’ve started reading foodblogs from around the world half a year ago, and I saw you at goodbites.com…I guess…

  15. Jax

    Season finale?! Sad face :(
    Anyway, you’ve done it again…the samosas call to me. Do you know, I’ve probably cooked more from your blog than any other (even Orangette!) You and Brendan (loved the video – especially the part where he kicks at the tree in “The Woodsy Guy”) are enormously talented. I can’t help but feel that there have to be good things on the horizon for you both.

  16. Aarti

    thank you so much! that is such a nice thing to hear!!!

  17. Michelle

    The samosas were amazing! I made a batch on Saturday and my husband liked them so much that I had to go back to the store and make a double batch on Sunday– now that’s a compliment! Your blog and videos are awesome– keep it up!

  18. Ashlyn

    I made these as an appetizer for my supper club and everyone loved it. The fresh sauce just made it perfect. Thank you Aarti!

  19. Casper

    I baked some of these last night, quite a bit of a different recipe but I just didn’t wanna get grease all over the range so I baked mine too. I used my pie crust for the doe (super flaky) My wife and kids loved them. Mixed potatoes with some ground beef added a bunch of spices wrapped up mmmm I just needed to know if someone else out there had baked them and what they cooked them at. Thanks for being the pioneer ; )~

    By the way. Whats the name of the song at the end of your video? I was jamming to it while preparing the samosas… I had to was my hands so I could rewind the video LOL

  20. Aarti

    hey casper! so glad you tried them, and added your own twist. yes, i much prefer baking them to frying ‘em — so much less to clean up. the song was “the vice and virtue ministry” by the happy bullets. i love that song!

  21. Casper

    YAY!!! Great song. Thanks a bunch ; )~

  22. Casper

    The vice and virtue ministry video reminds me of Modest Mouse “Float On” Another great song check it out here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLkC8l3nJro

    Just thought I would return the favor Cheers!

  23. Aarti

    Yes, I love Modest Mouse and I love Float On! It used to be my ringtone!

  24. KhanaKhazana

    I have seen few Samosa preparation were they fill it with panner and every time I attempt that the Samosas, the covering breaks up. Let me check how it works using your recipe.

  25. Jenn Lynch

    We made these on Saturday night and they were FANTASTIC! There was twice as much filling as we needed, and it was so delicious the next day with leftover basmati. Yum!!

  26. Aaron Kammerman

    Bought some mangoes for the first time ever today–they were on sale. Had to find a way to use them, so I jumped to your site– had seen you on Next FN Star. Thanks for the great video. It was fun to watch. Can’t wait to try them.

  27. bombaygirl

    LOVE your videos, Aarti! You have such an vibrant and fun and girlfriend-next-door quality, I feel like I know you. I caught myself smiling through your samosa video, loving your stories about shopping for fabric in Dubai and the samosa stall…brought me back to my childhood memories. Great job!

  28. Nina

    This recipe sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to try it. On a side note, I must mention that I look forward to watching you on The Next Food Network Star every week. You are delightful and a breath of fresh air. Thank you for bringing light to indian spices. I’ve always loved Indian fusion food and I can’t wait to try your recipes. Rock on girl!!

  29. Heather

    I wanted to try these as soon as humanly possible. I’ve tried to make them with puff pastery (the frozen kind you have to thaw properly or it shatters or tears to pieces) and did not want to put my family in danger to try frying them and smoke up the house. Your solution is genius Aarti!! I didn’t have chipotle sauce and used chipolte chili powder (about 1 tsp) and some chipolte tabasco sauce (about 4 dashes), that gave the aroma and slight kick as would the sauce you used. I had no mango or cilantro either,I had spinach instead. Along with the chopped fresh spinach I added some peas. These little pockets were just delightful and I will save the recipe for the next get together we will host:) Good luck on Next Food Network Chef!!!!!

  30. Noelle

    These are in the oven right now–the filling by itself is fantastic! Before I make the chutney I wanted to let you know that my 3 year old (who helped me) added a very important step. “Flatting them up” at the end is essential! :)

  31. Sandra

    Can you use ground coriander and ground cumin instead of the seeds?

  32. Lisa Fowler

    So I made the samosa dough. I admit my filling was different because I had ground lamb (from my dad’s farm) and potatoes I needed to used. JUST LOVED the samosas. My nephew (age 24) wandered in and ate some not knowing what Indian food was and he loved them. Next time I try your filling as well. Rooting for you on NFNS. Goooo Aarti!!

  33. SweetShay

    Aarti, I can’t eat mango, do you have any substitutions for mango?

  34. Sarah

    Aarti- first off, you’re my favorite on the show. We just moved to Florida, where there is no Trader Joes, and hence, nowhere to get frozen ready-to-bake samosas! And like you, I cannot be bothered with frying. I’ve done these with puff pastry, but I hate buying it and then waiting for it to thaw, blah! So, tonight – I’m going to try these! Thank you SO much!

    Rooting for you!

  35. Hinali

    Aarti,

    I am totally a new fan of yours and I LOVE SAMOSAS… Now, I am gujarati and maybe I just don’t know the english terminology so can you please tell me what is “ajwain seeds”?

  36. Lynda

    OMG! Aarti, I am so excited for you. I just found your amazing site today and just looking at the love you are receiving from your fans/admirers WOW. I too have noticed that every culture has its own form of the stuffed pastry. West indians have patties, Polish have perogies. Fascinating isn’t it. Not many people take the time to recognize food like we do. I’m happy i found someone who shares my love of food and culture.

  37. Mackie

    Aarti, you are by far my favorite contestant on Next Food Network Star! I hope you win! Also, these samosas sound delicious, and I’m glad you were able to make a recipe that bakes them (instead of frying). Wonderful blog, and best of luck to you!

  38. Patty in NC

    I am planning to make these tomorrow, and had a question – is “chipotle sauce” the same thing as the sauce in a can of chipotles in adobo sauce? I am asking because 5 TBSP of that stuff seems like it would be really spicy and I don’t want to screw these up!! Thank you!

  39. Angie in Indy

    Hi Aarti!

    I have LOVED watching you on The Next Food Network Star and I so hope you win! I just love your attitude and personality. Thanks so much for posting the recipe and video for the baked samosas. I learned how to make samosas a few months ago when my boss offered them for a catering job. They turned out great (potato and pea filling) and I wanted to make them again but did not want to have the mess or oil smell that you get from deep frying at home. I am definitely going to try these out as soon as I am done with my finals at school. Thanks! Good Luck on Food Network!

  40. Patty in NC

    These were so yummy… I couldn’t find chipotle “sauce” so I ended up using 1 heaping TBSP of the sauce from a can of chipotle chilis in adobo, and the samosas turned out great. I think you could almost double the dough recipe though – there was a lot of filling leftover. Your video made something intimidating seem so do-able (which it was!) Thanks again Aarti!

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  42. Sandy

    Aarti,

    My son loves Indian food and I would like to make several dishes for his birthday dinner. Your samosas look fabulous but I must transport this meal since he lives several hours away. Have you ever made your samosas and then reheated them the next day? Do you have any suggestions for a do-ahead version of this dish.

  43. Nicole - When did I become my Mom

    Oooh Kay! I can’t wait to try this! It looks awesome.
    I usually fry mine and throw in a little green peas with the seasoned aloo, but this looks do-able.

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  45. Jemma

    HI Aarti!
    You are by far my favorite contestant on Food Network Star, and I can not wait to try out these Samosas! Rooting for you and God Bless!
    ~ Jemma! :~)

  46. Sarah

    Thank you for working on and posting this recipe. I LOVE Indian food- and have always been intimidated of trying to make samosas. I can’t wait to try this out!

    Also, I am rooting for you to win on FNS! You’ve been my favorite all season and I’m so excited that you’ve gotten this far. I also was delighted to see on your blog that you share your faith so beautifully and graciously.

    I have a deep connection with/love for India (traveled there a number of times, and lived there for a year before I had kids while working with Engineering Ministries International). That connection and love is about to get much deeper though, as my husband and I are in the process of adopting a little girl from India (hopefully later this year or early next year). Because of this, I’m sooo excited about the possibility of watching your show and learning how to more simply integrate Indian flavors and recipes into our daily lives (beyond the 4 or 5 go-to recipes I already know). :)
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Praying for grace and favor for you in the days to come.

  47. Kim

    Love you, hope you win, and I am trying this recipe very soon!!

  48. Kristen

    Aarti! I feel like I’m writing an old friend, but we’ve never met. Since my husband and I faithfully watch Food Network Star, though, it’s been awesome to get to know all of you guys through the show. You are my definite favorite and I had picked you out from the beginning. =) You’ve got it ALL – and I can’t wait to see your impending victory on Sunday!

    I recently found your blog and your YouTube channel and I’m SO enjoying both. I can’t wait to try these Samosas – I’m thinking for supper tonight! And I have big plans to make the kulfi pops soon, too.

    Best of luck with the next few days!! Don’t ever doubt yourself (easier said than done, I KNOW) and remember that there are a whole stinkin’ bunch of us rooting for you!! I just said a little prayer that you’ll be calm and confident and have all you need to pull it off. =)

    I think Aarti Paarti will be a fabulous addition to The Food Network…and I have a feeling that Bobby, Susie, Giada, and Bob already agree. ;)

  49. Danielle

    I can’t wait to try them !!!! I’m so glad they’re baked last time i fried something ……….. well lets not go there. I plan to make them this Sunday The Next Food Network Star Finale .

  50. rani

    OMG! I am watching right now!

  51. paula

    hey Aarti
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! i am so glad you won was rooting for you from day ONE!!! having lived in east london it may have been the british accent that prejudiced me! at last some indian food on tv…DOUBLE YEAH!

    first recipe you can do is some meat samosa. love samosas but there is no decent one in the US! so Help!!!!!

    see you on tv soon!!!!

  52. Rose

    Thank you. Can’t wait to try the samosas. I always buy mine but I would love to make my own. and congrats on winning TNFNS. I am looking forward to it!!! :)

  53. Katie

    you are so awesome! Aarti paarti Let’s paarti!! Congrats on your next food network star! i was so excited for you tonight!

  54. Beth

    I was definitely cheering for you the whole time =)
    (I kept telling my hubby you’re going to win while I was watching all of the episodes of TNFNS)
    I’m so glad you decided to create a recipe for “Baked Samosas.” Last month I told an Indian friend I wanted to try baked Samosas and he laughed at me saying no one bakes them! He’s WRONG~
    I can’t wait to try your recipe!!

    PS: Thanks for sharing your faith on T.V. That was quite refreshing to watch

  55. gigi40

    Oh, Aarti, congratulations on being the next FNS. I have scoured (or so I thought) for Indian food recipies, blogs and never found yours. (Bummer) But I am a big Food Network fan and caught you on the Next
    FN Star. Oh, darling, you won. Congrats big time. It’s about time that Indian food got mainstream exposure. Can’t wait to see the show.
    Hugs from the grandma of 2 Indian girls.

  56. rukmini garg

    dear aarti. i came to us in 1968 when there were not too many indians here and getting indian groceries was not easy. i am so happy and proud that you have been selected as the next food network star. my husband and i have watched all the shows since the competition started and we knew you were the best, as also proved by the judges. it will be great for the foodnetwork channel [which i dearly love] to have an indian on board who can add variety and spice to their shows. congratulations once again. like you most of us elderly indians have always adapted indian style for american cooking. if you need any help you can always ask us old aunts for any suggestions. lots of luck. ruku [rukmini] from indianapolis

  57. Lauren

    I am making these tonight! They sound so amazing! I am super excited that you won The Next Food Network Star and I’ve been hoping you would win from the beginning. I’m excited to try out all your recipes since you really do make Indian food look like it’s not intimidating to make.

  58. Linda

    Great job on winning the Next Food Network Star – I am so glad to see an Indian cooking show will finally be on Food Network. I know you will have a hit! Congratulations again!

  59. Amanda

    Aarti, I am so happy that you won. I was hoping and praying that you would because my husband and I love Indian food and have always wanted there to be a show on the food network about indian food. The fact that you are such a joy to watch is just icing on the cake!

    So two questions- Does the chipotle sauce come from a can with adobo peppers?
    and – my husband dislikes cilantro and can taste it no matter how much I try to bury it! Any ideas for substitutions

  60. Kourtney

    Dear Aarti,
    From the beginning of NFNS, I was cheering for you, and I’m SOOO glad that you won. I am 11 years old, and I have a large list of allergies(egg, wheat, milk,nuts,and shelfish), and for your samosa, what would be a good substitute for the buttermilk and the all-purpose flour? Also, what should I use for binding since I can’t use egg? I can’t wait for your show to come on, and I will try and watch every episode(if it comes on at a resonable time)!

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  62. veena

    hey Aarti Congrats on the win.. :).. loved to watch ur show

  63. Summer

    Aarti, I’m really looking forward to all of your new recipes and I absolutely love what you are doing here. Connecting people through food while preserving bits of cultural authenticity and diversity!! I love it! You’re an inspiration! Looking forward to great things from you. :) Best of luck!

  64. Rahat

    I was just showing my mom your recipes because (I’m actually not familiar with them either) I had just told her you had won the next food network star and she was curious.

    I was not expecting the mango in the samosa. That’s AWESOME.

    I WILL BE MAKING THAT. YUM.

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  66. Sabrina :) Vale N.C.

    So excited to try this recipe. Love your spin on the recipes making them unique. Good luck! Will be watching your successes!

  67. Jennie Kurono

    Aarti, I am so excited to see Indian flare featured on FN now. I am excited to see your recipes and I plan to write them all down. I am so happy you did these bake style and it looks less fattening than fried. I wrote this recipe down this morning and plan to make these this week and share them with special people. Thank you and looking forward to your show today.

  68. Madhu

    Hi Aarti,
    First i want to congrats you for winning in Food network Star show. I am a grt fan of ‘Food Network’, nice to see ur ‘AartiParty’ show.
    When i was watching Food network star show, you did Indian Pizza (using Naan), can you post the recipe in your blog, will love to try it out in my party.

    Wish you all the best for your future shows and for your food blog.

    Madhu

  69. Starry

    Congratulatins Arti,I was so happy you won.I think you are a natural when it comes to cooking and I enjoyed watching you cook..wish you all the best in your future shows.you are awesome.

  70. Naomi

    I think it’s so cool how you still write on your blog, even though you are a super FN star now. I am your new fan from Puerto Rico. Sadly I can’t watch your shows on FD because I go to church at that time and day soooo yeah… bummer. But no worries I will still keep up with your recipes online. BTW: I have never tried indian food, ever! It’s not available in PR that I know of. Samosas will be my first try at it. They seem very similar to pastelillos. I guess every country has their own version. God bless Aarti. [:

  71. shelley

    Hey there! These look awesome! My hubs and I watched you on FNS, and just adored you! We tivo’d the premiere of your FN show and you were great! We are a traditional midwest american family with three kiddos and rarely make anything more exciting than homemade pizza or hamburgers! Ha! I have to say, your food looks incredible, and makes me want to break out of our little comfort zone. Keep up the great work, I can’t wait to watch more of your shows! And also, I am so impressed by your faith in God. Blessings!

  72. Heather

    I’ve tried your samosas again with a completely different filling… sweet potato, tangerine zest (and juice), and curry powder. Simple and just delish!!
    Love the show on FN :)

  73. vibha

    Me and my 8 year old daughter love you… watched the entire series and loved it when u won. I have to try your samosas. I recently used frozen empanada dough and samosas came out great. i love the buttermilk part with ur method so I;m gonna try it.

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  75. Debbie

    Mmmmmmm… samosas… I think I had the same reaction of getting “glassy-eyed and drooling” when reading about the combination of tea and samosas. It is so hard to resist and so delicious! A definite must have in any Indian household, which my family and I love to have as Sunday breakfast :)

  76. Bobbie

    AARTI, I love your personality. And it was about time that we had an Indian style of cooking on the Network. I rooted for you ALL the way to the end..
    I have not tried the Samosas but will tomorrow..

  77. Dee

    Hi Aarti! Absolutely LOVE your show! I’ve learned so much in just 3 episodes! I recommend it to all of my Indian friends…your recipes will definitely earn points with our parents and especially our mother-in-laws! Thank you!!

  78. Isabella Lilly

    Any ideas about a pastry that is gluten free for the samomas?

  79. vanika

    Love ya! Saw your show with my kids and we fell in love with your recepie. I will be making the samosas soon for my kids. One question for you, dont know what is gara masala?. Might be spelling it wrong but, it was the different spices that you had all arranged on a plate. what are they? hope to hear from you soon, and congrats! on your show we are enjoying it.

  80. Ron C

    Aarti: I love you and your show. You always make me smile. And, I like your indian twist on cooking. You rock, Aarti!

  81. NW

    I just made these! They were harder than I thought (I am just getting into cooking and baking), *but* I did them and they are delish!

    I can see why the cake flour. I just used all regular pastry flour and they aren’t as puffy as I’ve had before. Also, I put in too much lime lol, could be a more savory flavour. They took me awhile because I did things in steps. One day make the chicken, another day make the potato and mix, another day bake em – BUT,…..wait for it….they are delicious!! And I made them all on my own. Thanks for the cheer, great instructions, and encouragement in cooking Aarti!

  82. NW

    Also, when I make one of your recipes, I tend to say things in the kitchen like ‘Let’s get this Aarti Paarti startied!! or ‘Ain’t nothin’ like an Aarti Paarti’ all hiphop and stuff. My friends laugh and have no idea what I mean.

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  84. Cindy Robinson

    Hi Aarti! I’m going to try these tonight and make them for my Grandma. I’ve never seen Cumin Seeds, are they easy to find? Pretty sure I can find the coriander seeds, and I might just have to forgo the ajwain seeds for now. Thank you!

  85. Toni

    Aarti… I absolutely adore you and the food network show. So glad I found this site and can see some of the earlier webisodes! I made the baked samosas for the fam.. and it was a BIG hit! And incidentally… I posted pics of them on FB and my Indian friends were quite impressed that they looked just like Mom’s! Thank you… you make cooking with an Indian flair.. so… easy AND fun!

  86. sleepy

    What are ajwain seeds? What kind of flavor does this add?

    What is the best tamerand sauce receipe do you have ?
    ps congrats on the win!

  87. Janice

    I just made these last night for dinner! Delicious! I truly appreciate learning the nuances of Indian cuisine! Thank you!

  88. kent marshall

    UN SALUDO ESPECIAL PARA JOHN THOMASSEN LO QUEREMOS MUCHOOOOOOO DESDE COLOMBIA

  89. Wendi Wright

    I’m gluten intolerant. Do you think I could make a dough with GF flour that would come out as good baking it? Or should I figure on frying it? Have you tried any GF doughs?

  90. Christine

    I just samosas for the first time this afternoon and I am obsessed! I can’t wait to try these for myself. Thank you!

  91. Asiya

    These were awesome. I made my own potato and pea filling. I love this dough. I’ve made it several times and it’s so much easier than frying. THANK YOU AARTI!! I can wait to make them for a party….delicious…..

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  93. Jessica

    i love this idea! i love indian food and it’s nice to know that samosas canbehealthy. buying the ingredients tonight and will hopefully get around to it tomorrow!

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  97. Divya Vikram

    In remembrance of our meet, am making these samosas minus the chicken :) Gave up chicken for Lent.. Our evening snack with tea :)

  98. Miranda

    I just made these and they look really good!! I’ve always been too nervous to make them because I hate frying things, so I’m so happy to see you bake samosas!! Thanks for the recipe!!

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  101. Crystal

    Hello! Thank you again for an approachable recipe for the novice, me! I made a vegetarian version of these to accompany the $4 Supper. I did not have coriander on hand, but used the cumin and cilantro listed. I added frozen peas to the mixture, too. I adjusted the spices/chipotle since I did not have the chicken to hold up to those spices. They turned out great and the dough could not have been easier for me.

  102. Crystal

    I forgot to mention that I used 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 1/2 cup Chappati flour.

  103. shanti

    tried 2 batches of your samosa dough (used my own chicken/yam/veggie concoction for the filling): one half white half whole wheat flour and the other fully white flour. both were really yummy (albeit the half whole wheat one was harder to work with and needed extra buttermilk! i’m so happy we can now enjoy this treat more often and avoid all the extra oil. haven’t heard of the fns that you won, but i can see why! thanks and take care. looking forward to trying some of your other recipes :)

  104. Maha

    Yaaaay!! Finally a samosa that doesn’t need to be deep-fried! This will be super useful as Ramadhan is just around the corner =] Are you coming out with a book soon?? Please do! I would love to have all your wonderful recipes in hardback ;]

  105. LinaP

    Hi Aarti…I just finished watching an episode you did at Foodnetwork and thought I would look at your bio which then led me to this blog site. Am so glad I did!! I’ve been reading your older entries and love how you and your husband share your faith and love of God. I’m going to bookmark your blog and will definitely be one of my “go to reads.” Plus, I do love Samosas and am glad you have a recipe for it. I’m definitely going to try and make this…and since it’s baked, I can eat more than one!

  106. anu

    can’t wait to try these. I love your show and have cooked most of your fantastic recipes!! Btw,I love your makeup in this video and you look beautiful!!

  107. Just Me, The Mrs

    Finally, a proven recipe where no frying is needed! Thankeww!

  108. Arpita

    I will definitely try these. I also make baked samosas, but I use the Lazy Dough method of Pillsbury pie crusts (the kind that comes in a roll, not the preformed stuff). I call them sham-osas because they are a little fake-y. I have also used premade empanada dough circles, called discos. I call those concoctions sam-panadas. The discos bake nice and crispy.

  109. Eselpee

    There was no sound with the video. I checked my computer with Netflix, and my end seemed okay. I wanted to hear what you were saying….

  110. nita

    the samosas look so horrible,they are an insult to the indian dish.

  111. sonje

    Can you make these ahead and then freeze them for baking later?

  112. Lois Patnode

    OMG This is terrific! Thanks! :) Also 2012 Superbowl Champs

  113. Carey Eslava

    Love it! It’s grand! Thanks! :) Also, Congrats to the champ Who Won The Ssuperbowl 2012

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  115. Barbara Weaver

    When will you be coming out with a cookbook?

  116. Ria

    Hey aarti i tried most of your recipes they are fab. I watch your show all the time its very popular here in england thankyou for great authentic recipes!!

  117. Amanda

    Hi Aarti,
    Thanks for the recipe, so nice to not deep fry samosa . Not entirely traditional but I used spinach and ricotta and they were great! Thanks, amandA, gold coast, Australia .

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  119. Uma

    Great recipe, Aarti! I hate deep-frying so was looking for recipe of baked Samosa when I decided to make Samosa-Chaat for my daughter’s b’day party and found yours. It turned out so perfect! I even substituted half all-purpose flour by whole-wheat flour. These became a little less-crispy, but then my family simply loved them. I also made baked matar karanji (a typical Maharashtrian snack) with this dough. Came out so well!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  120. IndianCatering

    The recipe for baked samosas looks easy to prepare and healthy too. One of my favorite Indian snacks.

  121. IndianCatering

    The recipe for baked samosas looks easy to prepare and healthy too. Samosa is one of my favorite Indian snacks.

  122. IndianCatering

    The recipe for Indian samosas looks easy to prepare and healthy too. Samosas are one of my favorite Indian snacks.

  123. Kirsten

    What can I say but “WOW!”? I’ve been searching high and low for a good baked samosa pastry, and none were very good at all — most are more or less inedible! Until now, of course. My first batch of baked samosas — your pastry, my own filling as I’m veg — just came out of the oven. They. Are. Delicious.

    Can’t thank you enough!

  124. Amy

    I am going to try this recipe tonight! Or definitely tomorrow :) Love all your recipes and the fact you can turn most of them vegetarian(which I am!) Also a huge fan of Indian food! Adore all your videos! Looking forward to lots more Aarti! :D

  125. Ayesha

    Hi, thanks for the recipe. I have been searching for a baked samoosa for soo long. Ramadaan is around the corner and my family NEEDS to have samoosa’s every night. So frying them isnt a very healthy option. Gonna make them these samoosa’s for the month. Just a quick question. Can it frozen, as i am gonna need to make about 200 to last for the month.
    looking forward to hearing from you

  126. Tammy

    I am glad I found Aarti’s site. I love easy Indian recipes. I will definitely try this one.

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