Samosa Roll

// Samosa Roll is a delightful fusion of the classic Indian samosa and a convenient roll. This makes a perfect Indian Snack for any time.



Samosa Roll is a delightful fusion of the classic Indian samosa and a convenient roll. Made with puff pastry sheets and spicy potato filling this irresistibly delicious and crispy samosa roll makes a perfect Indian Snack for any time.

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Whether you are looking for a delicious tea time snack, a party appetizer, or a festive delight for Diwali, Holi, or any other joyous occasion, this samosa roll is a fantastic dish to prepare. This gluten-free and vegetarian snack makes a lovely addition to your festive spread.

With this simple recipe, make it an easy-to-serve snack for any lazy weekend, party, or get-together, or even packed as a delicious lunch box option!

About Samosa Roll

This Samosa Roll is a delectable twist on a traditional Indian snack Samosa. This snack is a delightful medley of tastes and textures. This easy-to-make indulging snack or an appetizer can be served at parties, potlucks, festivals, and celebrations, as well as a great snack for get-togethers and casual gatherings.

This irresistible snack can also be enjoyed during festivals and celebrations. No matter how you are planning to serve scrumptious appetizers, they are sure to be a hit!

Samosa Roll is popular for their crispy exterior and flavorful aloo or samosa filling, wrapped in a handy roll form. As soon as you take a bite into the crunchy outer layer of this exotic samosa roll, your mouth will experience a burst of aromatic flavors, textures, and taste.

The flaky outer layer of this roll perfectly mingles with the soft and savory potato or meat filling inside. These appetizing savory samosa rolls are loved by people of all ages.

The versatility of this samosa roll recipe allows you to customize the fillings to suit your taste preferences. You can make it using a traditional potato filling I use, or use other fillings such as meat filling, mixed vegetable filling, sweet potato filling, or paneer filling or paneer bhurji. Also, you can shape them in any way you like. So with this amazing recipe, you can please everyone by making it in a flavor they love.

Bake this samosa roll and accompany this with a variety of dipping sauces, such as tangy tamarind chutney, mint-coriander chutney, coriander chutney, or garlic chutney.

a person is putting a samosa roll into a bowl with green coriander chutney

This Samosa Roll

is a quick and tasty snack

is crispy and flavorsome

can be made with different fillings

is ideal for on-the-go snacking

satisfies cravings for Indian flavors

is a fantastic appetizer for parties and potlucks

is easy to make and crowd-pleasing

has a crispy exterior and a flavorful filling

Loved by people of all ages

is freezer-friendly

can also be made using samosa roll sheets

can be served with a variety of dipping sauces

Samosa Roll Ingredients

To make samosa roll at home you will have very simple ingredients. The ingredients you will need for this recipe are:

  • Potatoes: They are the star ingredient of this recipe as they form the base of the filling. Boiled, peeled, and mashed potatoes are used for making spicy samosa filling. Mashed potatoes add a velvety and hearty texture to the samosa rolls.

  • Puff Pastry Sheets: I have used store-bought puff pastry sheets for making samosa roll. The recipe calls for thawed puff pastry sheets, to wrap the samosa filling. Puff pastry sheets give a flaky and crispy texture to the samosa rolls.

You can also use homemade puff pastry, ready-made samosa sheets, or homemade samosa pastry dough. Savory pie dough can also be used for making samosa roll recipe. If you want to use samosa pastry sheets, then you can easily find them at Indian grocery stores.

  • Oil: It is used for sautéing the spices and cooking the filling. Any vegetable or neutral oil can be used for making samosa filling.

  • Green Peas: Samosa filling requires about 1/2 cup of green peas. It adds freshness, gorgeous color, and a subtle sweetness to the filling. I have used boiled green peas in this recipe, but you can also use frozen green peas.

  • Whole Spices: Whole spices impart a sweet and aromatic taste, and enhance the overall flavor profile of this samosa filling. This samosa filling uses crushed coriander seeds, crushed fennel seeds, crushed cloves, and cumin seeds to give an earthy flavor to the filling.

  • Nuts and Raisins: I have used chopped cashews to provide a crunchy texture and a mild nutty flavor to the filling. I have also added regular raisins to add a touch of natural sweetness and a soft texture to the samosa filling.

  • Ginger: 1 teaspoon of chopped ginger adds a zingy and slightly spicy taste, enhancing the overall flavor profile.

  • Chopped Green Chilies: 2 small green chilies, chopped, contribute a spicy kick to the filling. Adjust the quantity according to your preferred level of heat.

  • Powdered Spices: This samosa filling uses powdered spices such as red chili powder for a fiery kick to the filling. It also has coriander powder to infuse a warm and earthy flavor into the filling.

It also has dried mango powder (amchur) for a tangy and slightly sour taste, garam masala powder to elevate the overall taste, asafetida (hing) for a pungent flavor, and turmeric powder for a vibrant yellow color and a mild earthy flavor, and salt.

  • Fresh Coriander Leaves: Chopped fresh coriander leaves, also known as cilantro, add a hint of freshness and an herbal note to the filling.

  • Flour Paste: The flour paste acts as a sealant to secure the edges of the samosa rolls. For making flour paste you will need to make a paste using 1/2 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of flour.

Variations

Vegetable Samosa Roll

To make this version, you need to add chopped mixed vegetables to the potato filling. Vegetables that go well in vegetable samosa filling are carrots, bell peppers, corn, or spinach. Just add the chopped veggies along with the potatoes and cook until they are soft.

Your flavorful and nutritious filling is ready — you can use it as a filling for making samosa roll.

Chicken or Meat Samosa Roll

If you like chicken fillings, then you can make the filling with chicken. To make chicken filling, swap the boiled potatoes with shredded chicken or any minced meat. Your protein-packed samosa filling is ready.

Cheese Samosa Roll

The cheese variation of the samosa roll is a delight for kids and cheese lovers. In this variation, shredded cheese is added to the spicy potato filling. You can use cheddar, mozzarella, or any other melting cheese for this variety.

The melted cheese adds a creamy taste to the rolls.

Fried Samosa Roll

If you like fried snacks, then feel free to deep fry these samosa rolls until they are golden and crispy.

Paneer Samosa Roll

To make this version, replace the paneer with grated paneer and follow the same recipe.

Vegan Samosa Roll

To make a vegan version of this recipe, make sure that you use vegan puff pastry sheets for making this recipe.

Gluten-Free Samosa Roll

If you are gluten-intolerant, then opt for gluten-free puff pastry alternatives. You can use gluten-free pastry sheets, rice paper, or even gluten-free spring roll sheets.

a white bowl of samosa rolls kept on a metal plate with a cup of green sauce on it and a green chili on it

Serving suggestions

Samosa rolls taste best when enjoyed fresh and hot, straight out of the oven. It is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed in different ways. You can serve them as a snack, or appetizer for potlucks, parties, or other gatherings.

To complement the flavors of the rolls and add an extra burst of taste, pair them with coriander chutney, green mango chutney, tamarind chutney, or any of your favorite dipping sauces. You can also pair them with a cup of chai (Indian tea) for a delightful tea-time treat. These rolls can also be served as a side with salads.

Whether you serve samosa rolls as an appetizer or snacks, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

More Samosa inspired recipes you might also love are:  Samosa Chaat, Samosa Pinwheels, Baked Samosa with Chocolate Tamarind Chutney, and Samosa French Loaf.

overhead closeup photo of a plate of samosa rolls with green coriander chutney and ketchup on the side

Storage suggestions

Leftover samosa rolls stay fresh for up to 2-3 days. They can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To store samosa rolls, allow them to cool completely before storing them. It prevents sogginess.

When you want to enjoy, reheat the rolls in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes or until they are heated through and crispy again. You can also reheat them on the stovetop pan over medium-low heat.

Just remember that the texture of the samosa rolls may be slightly different after reheating in a pan, but they will still be delicious.

Freezing

If you want to store samosa rolls for a long time then you can freeze samosa rolls. So you can prepare them in advance and freeze them for later use.

To freeze, place the cooled samosa rolls in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze them for a couple of hours or until frozen. Once frozen, transfer them to a ziplock bag, or freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 1-2 months.

When you are ready to enjoy samosa rolls, you can bake the frozen rolls directly, without thawing. To reheat, place the frozen samosa rolls on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 15-20 minutes or until they are heated through and crispy.

close up of a bowl of samosa roll with a green sauce on the side

Tips and Tricks for Making the Best Samosa Rolls

  1. Cooking: To make the most flavourful filling, make sure to cook the potatoes well with the spices. 

  2. Nuts and raisins: Adding cashews and raisins add royal touch and delightful texture to the fillings. But adding them both to the filling is entirely optional. So, you can omit them or replace them with other nuts or dried fruits of your choice.

  3. Thaw puff pastry sheets: When using frozen pastry sheets, make sure to follow the instructions on the packaging to thaw them properly before use. You can thaw them at room temperature or in the refrigerator. This will make them easier to work with.

  4. Seal the edges: When shaping samosa rolls, ensure that you seal the edges tightly to prevent the filling from spilling out during baking. To seal the edges securely, use the flour paste as mentioned in the recipe to seal.

  5. Adjust the spices: You can easily customize the spice levels of the samosa filling. For example, you can reduce or increase the amount of red chili powder to suit your taste preference. Simply taste the filling and adjust the seasoning as required.

  6. Keep the sheets covered: To prevent the sheets from drying out, keep them covered with a damp cloth or plastic wrap while working with puff pastry sheets. 

  7. Other fillings: I have used potato filling, you can also use other fillings such as vegetables, meats, or cheese.

  8. Frying: If you love fried snacks, then you can also deep fry these rolls over medium heat until they are golden and crispy.

  9. Air Frying: If you like air-fried snacks, then you can also air-fry these rolls. To air-fry, preheat the air-fryer to 180°C for 10 minutes. Spray the air-fryer basket with oil and air-fryer for 14-15 minutes or until the rolls are cooked through and nicely browned.

  10. Serve immediately: For the best crispy texture and fresh taste, it is advised to serve the samosa rolls immediately after cooking.

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FAQ

Can I use homemade pastry instead of puff pastry sheets?

Certainly you can! Using homemade pastry dough can easily be used instead of store-bought puff pastry sheets. When using homemade pastry sheets remember to use a sheet of similar texture and thickness to achieve the desired results.

Can I make the samosa rolls in advance?

Yes, you can absolutely prepare the samosa filling in advance. Once you have made the filling, let it cool and transfer it to an air-tight container and freezer for up to 2 days. When you want to make rolls, simply shape the mixture into cigars and cover them with pastry ribbons.

Can I substitute or omit any of the spices in the filling?

Since it is a samosa roll recipe, I have used spices that are typically used in samosa. But feel free to omit or substitute any spices you don’t prefer. You can also use any spice blend of your choice.

Can I make the samosa rolls gluten-free?

Yes, making samosa rolls gluten-free is possible. To make it gluten-free, simply replace the regular pastry sheets with gluten-free puff pastry sheets.

You can also opt for pastry sheets alternatives such as gluten-free samosa patti, wrappers like rice paper, or gluten-free spring roll sheets.

Can I use spring roll sheets instead of puff pastry sheets?

Yes, you can swap puff pastry sheets with spring roll sheets as a substitute. Samosa rolls still taste delicious. Just keep in mind that the texture and taste will differ slightly.

Can I freeze the samosa rolls before cooking them?

Yes, you can freeze the samosa rolls before baking. To freeze assembled rolls, place them in a single layer on a parchment baker-lined baking sheet and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or an air-tight container.

When ready to bake, place them on a baking sheet and bake until golden and crisp. Keep in mind that the frozen rolls would take a few extra minutes.

Can I air fry the samosa rolls instead of baking them?

Yes, you can surely air-fry the samosa rolls. To air-fry, preheat the air fryer to 180°C, and spray the air-fryer basket with oil. Lightly brush the rolls with oil, and air fry for 14-15 minutes or until they are crispy and golden brown.

Can I reheat leftover samosa rolls?

Yes, leftover samosa rolls can be reheated. To reheat, preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the leftover rolls on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake them for about 10-15 minutes until they are crisp and fresh again.

Can I make mini samosa rolls instead of large ones?

Yes, making mini samosa rolls is possible. In fact, shape them in any shape and size.

How to serve samosa rolls?

Samosa roll can be served with any chutney or ketchup of your choice and a cup of chai or coffee. Chutneys or ketchup that taste good with samosa mint coriander chutney, peach chutney, tomato garlic chutney, Schezwan sauce, tomato ketchup, or sweet chili sauce.


Samosa Roll (Step-by-step photo instructions)

How to make Samosa Roll

  1. Mash the boiled potatoes using a potato masher or fork. Set them aside for later use. Preheat your oven to 400°F/200°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a thick-bottomed pan, heat oil over medium heat. Once hot, add coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, cumin seeds, chopped cashews, and raisins. Sauté for 30-40 seconds until the seeds turn aromatic.
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  3. Add chopped ginger and green chilies. Sauté for a few more seconds or until the raw smell disappears. Next, add the mashed potatoes, boiled green peas, asafetida, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder, turmeric powder, and salt to the pan.
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  5. Stir everything together and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add salt and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add fresh coriander leaves and mix well. Remove from heat and let the filling cool.
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  7. Place one puff pastry sheet on a rolling surface. Sprinkle some dry flour and roll it slightly. Cut it into 4-5 long ribbon-like pieces. Repeat with all the puff pastry sheets, ensuring the pieces are of a suitable width.
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  9. Take about 2 tablespoons of the cooled filling and shape it into a thick cigar by squeezing and rolling it in your palms. Shape all the cigars until all the samosa filling is used up.Now, take one cigar and roll a piece of puff pastry ribbon tightly around it. Repeat with the other ribbons, sealing the ends with the flour paste. Repeat the process with the cigars and pastry ribbons. Samosa rolls are ready to bake.
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  11. Brush them with melted butter for a golden and shiny crust. Place the samosa rolls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are puffed up and golden brown.
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  13. Once done, remove from the oven and let them cool slightly. Serve them hot with mint chutney or tomato ketchup. Enjoy your tasty and flaky baked samosa rolls!
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Recipe Card


Samosa Roll [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Samosa Roll is a delightful fusion of the classic Indian samosa and a convenient roll. This makes a perfect Indian Snack for any time.
★★★★★
(Rating: 5 from 4 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
35 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Snacks Indian 6
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
97 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Samosa Roll
  • 4-5 small-sized potatoes, peeled and boiled
  • 3-4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon crushed fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 2 small green chilies, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green peas, boiled or frozen
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried mango powder (amchur)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 6 sheets of puff pastry, thawed or as required
  • Flour paste (1/2 tablespoon water + 1 tablespoon flour)
  • Mint-coriander chutney or tamarind chutney (for serving)

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to make Samosa Roll
  1. Mash the boiled potatoes using a potato masher or fork. Set them aside for later use. Preheat your oven to 400°F/200°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a thick-bottomed pan, heat oil over medium heat. Once hot, add coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, cumin seeds, chopped cashews, and raisins. Sauté for 30-40 seconds until the seeds turn aromatic.
  2. Add chopped ginger and green chilies. Sauté for a few more seconds or until the raw smell disappears. Next, add the mashed potatoes, boiled green peas, asafetida, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder, turmeric powder, and salt to the pan.
  3. Stir everything together and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add salt and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add fresh coriander leaves and mix well. Remove from heat and let the filling cool.
  4. Place one puff pastry sheet on a rolling surface. Sprinkle some dry flour and roll it slightly. Cut it into 4-5 long ribbon-like pieces. Repeat with all the puff pastry sheets, ensuring the pieces are of a suitable width.
  5. Take about 2 tablespoons of the cooled filling and shape it into a thick cigar by squeezing and rolling it in your palms. Shape all the cigars until all the samosa filling is used up.Now, take one cigar and roll a piece of puff pastry ribbon tightly around it. Repeat with the other ribbons, sealing the ends with the flour paste. Repeat the process with the cigars and pastry ribbons. Samosa rolls are ready to bake.
  6. Brush them with melted butter for a golden and shiny crust. Place the samosa rolls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are puffed up and golden brown.
  7. Once done, remove from the oven and let them cool slightly. Serve them hot with mint chutney or tomato ketchup. Enjoy your tasty and flaky baked samosa rolls!

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NOTES:

  1. To make the most flavourful filling, make sure to cook the potatoes well with the spices.
  2. Adding cashews and raisins add royal touch and delightful texture to the fillings. But adding them both to the filling is entirely optional. So, you can omit them or replace them with other nuts or dried fruits of your choice.
  3. When using frozen pastry sheets, make sure to follow the instructions on the packaging to thaw them properly before use. You can thaw them at room temperature or in the refrigerator will make them easier to work with.
  4. When shaping samosa rolls, ensure that you seal the edges tightly to prevent the filling from spilling out during baking. To the edges securely, use the flour paste as mentioned in the recipe to seal.


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