Recipe: Baked Lamb Samosas


This popular Indian snack tastes amazing but can traditionally be quite greasy and unhealthy. So SORTED have created a recipe for a baked Samosa instead of fried, with a delicately spiced lamb and pea filling. Tasty both hot or cold these make a great starter or are spot on for a sharing platter.


For The Pastry

  • 300 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp black onion seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 7 tbsp warm water

For The Filling

  • 200 g lamb mince
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp medium/hot curry powder
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 knob ginger
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • 1 handful fresh coriander
preheat oven

Step 1

Preheat Oven

Preheat an oven to 200°C.

prep dough

Step 2

Prep Dough

Mix flour, onion seeds, turmeric and salt in a bowl. Add the melted butter and warm water slowly until it forms a ball. If too dry add more warm water.

knead dough and refrigerate

Step 3

Knead Dough And Refrigerate

Knead for 5-8 minutes until the pastry is smooth and has come together, then cling film. Put in fridge for about an hour.

fry lamb

Step 4

Fry Lamb

Fry the lamb in a dry hot pan with spices for one minute.

add diced veg and puree

Step 5

Add Diced Veg And Puree

Dice onion and chilli and grate both the garlic and ginger into the pan, frying for another two of minutes. Squeeze in the tomato puree and fry for 5 minutes until onions and meat are cooked.

add remaining ingredients

Step 6

Add Remaining Ingredients

Put the peas, seasoning, chopped mint and coriander into the mix with a squeeze of lemon.

roll out pastry

Step 7

Roll Out Pastry

Place pastry onto a floured surface, roll into a sausage shape and cut into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and roll into a circle- the pastry should be rolled out as thin as possible.

shape pastry add filling

Step 8

Shape Pastry Add Filling

Cut the circle into half, brush the edges of the semi circle with water and fill one side of the semi circle with a ball of the mixture.

finish pastry ready to bake

Step 9

Finish Pastry Ready To Bake

Fold over the pastry so that it forms a triangle shape and press edges to seal. Dab the samosas with water and put on a non-stick baking tray.

bake and serve

Step 10

Bake And Serve

Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Makes 16

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