Homemade Samosa Pie

samosa pie in a square pan being cut

I luuuurve samosas. The kind we get around here are mostly vegetarian – mashed potatoes, soft peas, gentle heat from green chili, enclosed in a flakey, deep-fried pastry crust and served with a sticky-sweet chutney… serious Indian comfort food. Like these incredible homemade potato samosas.

How to make Samosa Pie

Sometimes we make the hike out to Vancouver’s Little India (49th & Main, if you’re local) to purchase our weight in fifty-cent samosas and eat them in the car, straight out of the greasy paper bag – pastry flaking all over our shirts, tamarind chutney dribbling down our chins, rogue peas making their way under car seats (and into bras…). And we call it dinner.

cooking the onions until golden for Homemade Samosa Pie

The filling-to-(deep fried)-pastry ratio, however, isn’t really optimal for calling it a meal on a regular basis (especially if you want to get the heck back into your pre-pregnancy jeans!). And so we have my super yummy brain-child, Samosa Pie.

Stir to cook the meat
cooking the potatoes and meat

Lean ground turkey (or chicken), potatoes, peas, lots of chopped fresh cilantro, and ample spice, topped with just enough crust (try my easy homemade pie crust recipe or just use puff pastry) to have a bit of buttery flavour and textural contrast with every forkful.

You can alternatively use this recipe to finish leftover mashed potatoes (see: the best mashed potatoes recipe you’ll ever try) and skip boiling freshy potatoes.

You can make your own mango chutney to serve alongside it, or buy a bottle (psst. if you love Indian mango recipes, you should make this Mango Kulfi for dessert). It’s actually quick and simple (and delicious!) to make while the pie bakes… and you can replace the mango with fresh peaches or plums, when they’re in season.

Transferring the samosa pie mixture to the baking pan
Cutting the steam vents

If you’d like to use homemade pastry, you could halve this recipe to make a single crust. Bake the same way, until golden brown.

Also, I have doubled the recipe and stuck one in the freezer (pastry unbaked) – it’s excellent as a cook once, eat twice meal! Just lower oven temperature by 25 degrees and bake from frozen – covered in tin foil for an hour or so first, then remove foil and continue baking until pastry is done.

Baked samosa pie

If you adore samosas as much as I do, you must also try these to-die-for Chicken Samosas. And while we’re boarding the Indian comfort train, you haven’t lived if you haven’t tried this viral Butter Naan recipe, these insanely delicious and arguably best Butter Chicken and Butter Paneer recipe, or my off-the-hook tasty Chicken Korma. Ok, I’d be doing you dirty if I also didn’t point out my Lamb Vindaloo or Vindaloo Pork Curry as well. Enjoy, friends!

Other Must-Try Savory pies:

And don’t miss my Easy Pie Crust Recipe By Hand.

Easy Samosa Pie Recipe

Samosa Pie

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Dinner
Indian
Keyword Samosa Pie

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 tbsp garam masala or curry powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • salt
  • 1 ½ lbs potato about 2 medium russets, diced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup green peas frozen or fresh
  • ½ cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry thawed (1/2 a 17-oz package) OR homemade single pie crust recipe

Instructions
 

  • Heat ghee or butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until golden and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Add jalapeno and garlic; cook 1 minute more.
  • Stir in ground chicken, garam masala, turmeric and 1 1/2 tsp salt. Cook until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Stir in diced potatoes and water; cover pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes. Stir in peas and cilantro. Taste, and adjust seasoning – you’ll probably need more salt.
  • Transfer mixture to a 2-quart (2 L) baking dish. Roll out pastry and place over top. Cut a few steam vents.
  • Bake at 400 degrees until crust is golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 499kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 20gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 195mgPotassium: 1024mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 537IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Samosa Pie

Last Updated on January 28, 2024 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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Susan Stanhope
2 years ago

Oh my goodness i just barely came across this recipe and am so excited to try it. There is a store here in my city that makes fresh Samosas every day and my oldest grandson and i love to go into what i call my favorite Indian store and get them. Not to mention i really like the owners and so many products i buy there. Thank you thank you for this recipe i am going to have to try this.

Judy Chapman
Judy Chapman
2 years ago

5 stars
Made this Samosa Pie for dinner this evening. Easy and very tasty. Will be making this again!

eva bubb
eva bubb
5 years ago

omg this is an AMAZING idea! Can’t wait to make this. I’ve never commented on food blogs before but lady, you might’ve just changed my life.
and also thanks for mentioning the Punjabi market, im visiting Vancouver soon so thats going to be a must-visit.

eva bubb
eva bubb
5 years ago

omg this is an AMAZING idea! Can’t wait to make this. I’ve never commented on food blogs before but lady, you might’ve just changed my life.
and also thanks for mentioning the Punjabi market, im visiting Vancouver soon so thats going to be a must-visit.

eva bubb
eva bubb
5 years ago

omg this is an AMAZING idea! Can’t wait to make this. I’ve never commented on food blogs before but lady, you might’ve just changed my life.
and also thanks for mentioning the Punjabi market, im visiting Vancouver soon so thats going to be a must-visit.

eva bubb
eva bubb
6 years ago

omg this is an AMAZING idea! Can’t wait to make this. I’ve never commented on food blogs before but lady, you might’ve just changed my life.
and also thanks for mentioning the Punjabi market, im visiting Vancouver soon so thats going to be a must-visit.

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