Puff pastry samosas with mint yogurt sauce

Puff pastry samosa recipe

Puff pastry samosas with mint yogurt sauce
I’m happy to share my homemade samosa recipe, since I haven’t shared a recipe for a few week. I’ve been having a great month, relaxing and taking a blogging break. There’s so much else to do in December, I feel like I don’t really have time to document what I’m cooking. There are meals to plan for next week, and shopping to do and all the rest of it.

I know that proper samosas are made with short-crust pastry, not puff pastry, but that’s what I had on hand. And at this time of year, shortcuts are pretty handy. So my gorgeous samosa filling was wrapped in puff pastry and then fried.
samosas in puff pastry

These can be frozen and reheated up easily in a moderate oven as well, just give them 20 minutes (turning halfway through) and they’ll be perfect.

I wanted to make some sort of sauce to go with these too, but I didn’t have the ingredients on hand to make a proper Indian fruit chutney or even a mint sauce like the kind you get in good Indian restaurants. But I did have mint and yogurt, to make this really simple mint sauce, which paired perfectly with my non-authentic samosas.
mint yogurt sauce with puff pastry samosas

I like to cook authentically when I can, but since I’m not Indian and have never been to India, there’s really no way I can claim that this is “Indian food”. Let’s just say that this is an “Indian flavored pasty”. By the way, having grown up Australian with the term “pasty” I am totally floored by the term “hand pie”. And out of all the “hand pie” usage I have seen online, I have to say that “meat hand pie” really is the worst. I would not google a recipe for a meat hand pie, out of fear for what I would turn up. But apparently “pasty” is a culturally specific term!

Anyway, here is my totally not authentic samosa recipe, and it really is delicious!
samosas in puff pastry with mint yogurt sauce

Difficulty: Medium – there are a few different steps, which can take a while to complete (and would have taken longer if I’d been bothered to make short-crust pastry…)
Kid-friendly?: There are visible veggies in here, and spices, so I’m going to say not for my kids at all. For kids who already like pasties and sausage rolls, this is a good next step towards a more diverse palate. 

Roadtest verdict: An Indian flavored meat hand pie…!

Puff Pastry Samosas with Mint Yogurt Sauce.
Inspiration: I love Indian food, but we’ve been hitting the deliveroo a bit too hard recently, so I’m trying out some recipes at home.

Print Recipe
Puff pastry samosas with mint yogurt sauce BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
An Indian flavored meat pasty, with these puff pastry samosas, served with a mint yogurt dipping sauce.
Puff pastry samosas with mint yogurt sauce
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
samosas
Ingredients
Filling
Mint yogurt sauce
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
samosas
Ingredients
Filling
Mint yogurt sauce
Puff pastry samosas with mint yogurt sauce
Instructions
  1. Cut the puff pastry into squares. You can probably cut them into 9 or 12 squares.
  2. To cook the filling, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan.
  3. Add the onion, and cook until soft.
  4. Add the garlic, ginger and spices and cook until fragrant.
  5. Add the potato and carrot, and cook 5 minutes or more until the vegetables are tender (they need to be really small pieces).
  6. Add the minced meat, and cook until well browned and combined. Remove from the heat, and add the lime juice and mint, and stir through.
Assembly
  1. Place one to two teaspoons of filling on each square of puff pastry, then fold the pastry over and press the edges together to seal them.
  2. Heat the vegetable in a large non-stick pan until very hot.
  3. Add the samosas in batches (so that the pan is not over-full) and fry until golden on both sides. You can either fully immerse them in oil and fry until golden, or use less oil and turn the samosas halfway through.
  4. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel before serving.
Mint Yogurt Sauce
  1. In a small bowl, mix the yogurt with the mint and garlic.
  2. Zest the lime, and squeeze the lime juice. Add it to the dip and mix through.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, and then drizzle over warm samosas.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *