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Nov 5, 2009 04:34 PM

Easy Samosa Recipe?

I'm need to make samosas for a vegan Indian, but am afraid of messing up the home-made dough. Is there a good substitute, something without eggs? Would phyllo dough work?

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  1. would totally work - you just need to bake them instead of deep frying them. I also just make the filling sometimes and put it in a casserole dish (liked mashed potatoes) or make somosa croquettes (which are easily reheated).

    1. when i was little, i'd help my mom fill samosas. she'd use tortillas, cut in half. make a paste of flour and water to "glue" them.

      put a bit of the filling in the middle, fold into thirds, squeeze out extra air and seal the bottom (rounded edge)

      1. I've made them using egg roll wrappers (per a recipe from They were very successful. I had to trim the wrappers into a 5" square shape. The trimmed-off strips are a good snack deep-fried on their own.

        1. You'd have better luck with spring roll wrappers than with phyllo. For a thin crust like this, I think a mashed filling is probably the better way to go.

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          1. re: JungMann

            I made mine with canned salmon, flaked, and onion, etc. I could have added potatoes and peas, if I wanted to stretch the salmon.

            However, I see the OP was cooking for a vegan, so I guess the usual potatoes and peas is the way to go.

          2. The samosa dough I make is just flour, salt, oil, and water (I do it by touch, believe the original recipe was Madhur Jaffrey's). Don't recall seeing a samosa dough recipe with eggs in it (eggs would leaven them too much, I should think).