Sweet Potato Samosas
One of the most popular Indian appetizers, these sweet potato samosas are savory filled pastry triangles with potato, peas and spices served with an easy mango and mint sauce. These vegetable samosas are a slight departure from the traditional potato filling, using sweet potatoes that add a hint of sweetness.
This samosa recipe has been popular since 2014 with updated pictures and video. I’ve also included a samosa dough step-by-step to show you the best way to shape and fill them.
How to make samosa
Making samosa are easier than you would think and become easier with practise. 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.
The dough consists of just 3 ingredients (4 if you include the water). They are mixed and formed into a ball.
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.
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.
The traditional way of cooking vegetable samosas is shallow frying. This makes the dough so crispy and really good. You can bake them, but the outcome is really not the same.
Sweet Potato Samosa Filling 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