My First Samosa

At one point in my career, I spent about three months unexpectedly at a remote working location. For the first part of that I was working many hours including quite a few from 8PM to 8AM. Luckily this place had a decent cafeteria that was open at various points through the night for the many night shift workers on site.

One night, exhausted from two weeks of 18-20 hour work days, I stumbled up to the cafeteria and grabbed a tray. On one of the food lines was this thing that looked kind of like a turnover, but with less flaky crust. I decided to get one and after paying, sat down to try it. It was warm and inside was some spiced minced meat. It was a great bit of flavor in a little pocket. It was my first samosa.

Easy Samosas

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This is the second recipe where I’ve made samosas and while much less authentic than the previous, it was really, really easy.

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Using crescent roll dough and sausage crumbles, this is a breeze for breakfast or lunch.

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Lay out the dough, fill and put another triangle of dough on top.

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Bake until golden brown.

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And Eat!

Easy Samosas

Prep Time: 7 minutes | Cook Time: 12 minutes | Servings: 4 servings (serving size: 1 samosa) | Difficulty: Medium


1 1/2 cups frozen vegetarian meatless crumbles (such as Morning Star Farms Meal Starters)
3/4 cup country-style refrigerated mashed potatoes (such as Simply Potatoes)
Indian Spice Blend Mix
1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated reduced-fat crescent rolls (such as Pillsbury)
Cooking spray
Nonfat Greek yogurt (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

3. While filling heats, unroll dough on work surface. Press diagonal perforations together. Cut dough along remaining perforated lines to create 4 (6 1/2 x 3 1/2-inch) rectangles. Spoon filling evenly on half of each rectangle. Fold dough over filling, pressing with a fork to seal. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, and place samosas on pan; coat samosas with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 12 minutes. Serve with Greek yogurt, if desired.


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Categories: Indian, kosher, Lunch3, Recipes, Sandwich or Wrap, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “My First Samosa”

  1. November 7, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    And you nailed it so well 👍


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