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Vegetable samosas ( MAKES 30 )

Vegetable samosas ( MAKES 30 )

Don’t be put off by the list of spices here – if you’re missing one or two the samosas will still taste good. I use spring roll wrappers, but you can also use shortcrust pastry or the olive oil pastry from the empanadas. You can deep-fry these but I prefer them baked.


2 Tbsp Neutral oil
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 tsp Fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 tsp Ground cumin
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Fennel seeds
1 tsp Chilli flakes
1 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Curry powder
2 tsp Tomato paste
2½ cups Potatoes, diced
1 cup Pumpkin, (or carrot or kumara) diced
1 cup Water
1 tsp Salt
1 serving Ground black pepper
1½ cups Peas, fresh or frozen
2 Tbsp Coriander leaves
15 Spring roll wrappers
1 dash Melted butter


  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based pan and cook the onion, garlic, ginger and all the spices and seeds over a low heat until the onion is softened but not browned (about 6 minutes).
  2. Stir in the tomato paste then add the potatoes and pumpkin, carrot or sweet potato, cup of water and salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent catching, until the vegetables are just tender and the pan is dry (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and mix in peas and coriander leaves. Cool.
  3. Cut spring roll wrappers in half to create rectangles. Place a heaped teaspoon of vegetable mixture at the bottom of one vertical edge. Take the bottom right hand corner of pastry and fold it across to the left to create a triangular pocket of filling. Next flip the triangle up, then to the right, then up and to the left, repeating until all the pastry is used. Tuck in any extra pastry as you go, keeping your parcel neat, to create a triangular samosa. Brush the top lightly with a little melted butter.
  4. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. They can be made ahead up to this point and refrigerated for up to 24 hours or frozen. They can also be cooked and then frozen and reheated when needed.
  5. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 375°F fanbake and line an oven tray with baking paper. Arrange samosas joined-edge down in a single layer and bake until golden and crispy (about 20 minutes). Serve hot or warm.

See more of Annabel's wrapped up foods recipes

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  • Supersized sausage roll
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