Sweet Potato Samosas
These Sweet Potato Samosas (also called aloo samosas) are a delicious variation of the traditional samosa substitutions sweet potato for the regular potato along with sweet peas. They come served with a an easy mango and mint sauce.
What are samosa?
Traditional North Indian(or Punjabi) style samosa are triangle shaped small pastry pouches filled with mashed potato and peas and spices. They are fried until crispy.
Other variations of samosa that original from South India, the potato is not mashed. There are also variations of filling additions like sweet raisins.
How to make samosa
Making samosa are easier than you would think and become easier with practice. Achieving the triangle shape is the hardest part. They don’t have to be perfect, but they do need to be well sealed so the filling does not spill out when frying.
Homemade Samosa dough
The dough consists of just 4 ingredients, flour, salt, oil and water and formed into a ball. The ball is divided into 4 equal parts, these are rolled into rounds.
They are then cut in half and these are formed into cones, sealing the first edge well. One half is folded and formed into a cone shape. To make filling easy, the cone is held between your first finger and thumb.
The ball is divided into 4 equal parts, these are rolled into rounds. They are then cut in half.
One half is of the dough folded and the edges well sealed.
A ‘cone’ shape is created and is ready for the filling.
To make filling easy, the cone is held between your first finger and thumb.
Once filled, the edge is pinched to seal. Then fold over itself to create an even better seal and a pretty edge.
The filling consists of mashed potato, fresh peas, garlic, ginger, cumin, ground coriander and garam masala. These ingredients are cooked in a pan to toast the spices before filling.
Sauce for Samosa
There are many different chutneys that can be served with Indian food like my Indian tomato chutney. For this easy samosa recipe, mango and mint sauce is a delicious combination with the sweet potato filling. This sauce recipe yields (yields 1 cup/2 ½grams)
The traditional way of cooking them is shallow frying. This makes the dough so crispy and good which is a delicious contrast to the soft inside. You can also bake them, but the outcome is really not the same.
Samosa potato substitution
If you’re not a fan of sweet potatoes or yam, use can regular potatoes.
More Indian Recipes:
- Easy Indian Spice Blend
- Indian Aloo Gobi (potato and cauliflower)
- Vegetable Indian Curry
- Indian Spiced Peas