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Plate of Baked Vegan Samosas with Dishes of Chutney and Water Glass in the Background
Baked Vegan Samosas
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

Make your own, 100% vegan samosas at home! These little dumplings are stuffed with spiced potatoes, peas, and crunchy peanuts. The best part: these suckers bake up to golden deliciousness (no frying!).

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Indian
Servings: 16 samosas
Calories: 558 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
For the Dough
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour, could sub all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup canola oil, or another suitable baking oil
  • Oil mister or cooking spray
For the Filling
  • 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, or another high heat oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • ½ serrano pepper, seeded and minced, optional
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste, optional
  • cup frozen peas, thawed
  • cup roasted and salted peanuts
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
To Make the Dough
  1. Stir the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium mixing bowl.

  2. Stir in the water and oil to form a dough.

  3. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.

  4. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover it with a dish towel. Let it sit for 30 minutes, while you make the filling.

To Make the Filling
  1. Place the potatoes into a medium pot and cover them with water. 

  2. Place the pot over high heat and bring the water to a boil. Lower the heat and allow the potatoes to cook just until fork tender, about 15 minutes.

  3. Drain the potatoes into a colander and return them to the pot.

  4. Coat the bottom of a medium skillet with oil and place it over medium heat.

  5. When the oil is hot, add the onion. Sauté until soft and translucent.

  6. Add the garlic, ginger, serrano pepper, and cumin seeds. Continue to sauté until the garlic is very fragrant and the cumin seed darken a bit, about 1 minute.

  7. Add the garam masala, turmeric, coriander and cayenne pepper to the skillet, saute for a few seconds more, then add the potatoes, peas and peanuts.

  8. Sauté for another minutes, flipping the ingredients around to coat the potatoes in the spices. 

  9. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the salt, pepper and cilantro. Taste-test and adjust any seasonings to your liking.

  10. Lightly mash the potatoes with a potato masher, leaving some chunks.

To Make the Samosas
  1. Preheat the oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Lightly flour a work surface and gather a small glass or bowl of water.

  3. Grab a 3-4 tablespoon handful of dough and roll it into a ball.

  4. Place the dough onto your work surface and roll it into a 5-inch circle (about ⅛ inch thick) with a rolling pin. Cut the circle in half.

  5. Use your fingers to wet the outer edges of one of the half circles.

  6. Place about 1 ½ tablespoons of filling into the center of the dough half circle.

  7. Fold the dough about the center point of the cut edge, bringing opposite sides of the cut edge together to form a cone shape.

  8. Pinch the dough together about the opening formed at the bottom of the cone.

  9. Place the samosa on the baking sheet and repeat until all of the dough and filling are used.

  10. Spray both sides of the samosas with oil.

  11. Bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

  12. Serve with your favorite chutney.

Recipe Notes

I served this batch of samosas with some mango and garlic chutneys that I had on hand, but the cilantro mint chutney from this samosa burrito recipe would be delicious too.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Vegan Samosas
Amount Per Serving (4 samosas)
Calories 558 Calories from Fat 239
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.6g41%
Saturated Fat 2.3g12%
Sodium 754mg31%
Potassium 856mg24%
Carbohydrates 68.3g23%
Fiber 10.9g44%
Sugar 2.5g3%
Protein 12.1g24%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.