Samosas

  • 20MINS
  • 25MINS
  • 147KCAL

An Indian takeaway just isn’t the same without those little extras. Samosas, Bhajis, Pakoras and the like. But as with most takeaways, they aren’t very slimming friendly. So we came up with these Samosas.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories147
  • Carbs31g
  • Protein5g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars3g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

We love an Indian takeaway, but it’s just not the same without those little extra sides. These Samosas are a slimming friendly alternative to the calorific dishes that you can find in your local takeaway.

This recipe uses filo which is a great alternative to other pastries as it really reduces the number of calories. It’s important to work quickly when using filo pastry as otherwise it may dry out and be unworkable – speed is of the essence!

We love these Samosas served alongside a beautifully rich, creamy curry but they also work really well as part of a buffet.

What diets are these Samosas suitable for?

This Samosas recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Filo pastry

This recipe should also be vegan and dairy free, but this does depend on the following ingredients;

  • Filo pastry (most brands are vegan, but please double check as ingredients can vary)

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Samosas recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Samosas recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Samosas recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Samosas recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Samosas?

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How many calories are in these Samosas?

There are 147 calories per portion in these Samosas, which means that they fall into our Everyday Light category.

These Samosas are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Cook the potatoes in the microwave until they are soft and cook the peas in some boiling salted water.

Step 2

Peel the cooked potatoes and cut them into a rough dice.

Step 3

Spray a frying pan with some Frylight, then sauté the onions, garlic, ginger and all of the spices until the onion is cooked.

Step 4

Stir in the potato and drained peas and cook for a minute or two, then mash roughly with a spoon.

Step 5

If the mix looks very dry add a little of the water that you cooked the peas in. Taste and season if necessary.

Step 6

Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Step 7

Line a oven tray with baking parchment and preheat the oven to 180°C.

Step 8

Take each sheet of filo and cut it in half length ways.

Step 9

Spray the filo with some butter Frylight, making sure you get the edges.

Step 10

Place a spoonful of the potato mix at the bottom of the length of filo. Fold the filo diagonally to enclose the filling. Press down on the edge of the filo and fold diagonally again.

Step 11

Repeat until you reach the end of the filo. You should have a triangular parcel.

Step 12

Place the parcel seam side down on the baking parchment. Then make up the remaining 3 samosas.

Step 13

Spray each samosa with Butter Frylight and cook for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown. Turn halfway through cooking so they crisp up evenly. Alternatively you could place then on a wire rack so they cook evenly.

What could I serve with these Samosas?

These Samosas work really well when served for dinner alongside any of the following Indian dishes:

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How do you know when these Samosas are cooked?

You’ll need to bake these Samosas for around 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Samosas in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of these Samosas in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Samosas?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Samosas?

From chilled: Pop them in a moderately hot oven and heat until piping hot throughout. This should take around 20 – 25 minutes, but do keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn!

From frozen: Allow to defrost, then as above.

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Samosas

An Indian takeaway just isn’t the same without those little extras. Samosas, Bhajis, Pakoras and the like. But as with most takeaways, they aren’t very slimming friendly. So we came up with these Samosas.
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 147
  • Carbs 31G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 75 g frozen peas
  • 2 20g sheets filo pastry
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 1 good pinch chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • sea salt to taste

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Instructions

  1. Cook the potatoes in the microwave until they are soft and cook the peas in some boiling salted water
  2. Peel the cooked potatoes and cut them into a rough dice
  3. Spray a frying pan with some low calorie cooking spray, then sauté the onions, garlic, ginger and all of the spices until the onion is cooked
  4. Stir in the potato and drained peas and cook for a minute or two, then mash roughly with a spoon
  5. If the mix looks very dry add a little of the water that you cooked the peas in. Taste and season if necessary
  6. Remove from the heat and allow to cool
  7. Line a oven tray with baking parchment and preheat the oven to 180°C
  8. Take each sheet of filo and cut it in half length ways
  9. Spray the filo with some butter low calorie cooking spray, making sure you get the edges
  10. Place a spoonful of the potato mix at the bottom of the length of filo. Fold the filo diagonally to enclose the filling. Press down on the edge of the filo and fold diagonally again
  11. Repeat until you reach the end of the filo. You should have a triangular parcel
  12. Place the parcel seam side down on the baking parchment. Then make up the remaining 3 samosas
  13. Spray each samosa with low calorie cooking spray and cook for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown. Turn halfway through cooking so they crisp up evenly.Alternatively you could place then on a wire rack so they cook evenly

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Sasha`Wednesday 31st July 2019

Hi there.

I want to make them at least 2 weeks before serving them at at dinner party. How long would I heat them for if they’ve been frozen?

Thanks.

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    Emma TTuesday 24th September 2019

    Hi Sasha,

    You should thaw and then reheat in a moderately hot oven for around 20-25 minutes. Just keep an eye on them so they don’t burn ????

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MargaretThursday 19th October 2017

Made samosas today absolutely heaven will make these again for sure

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