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Samosa Pie

This exceptionally delicious recipe is a giant samosa to share, with a spiced potato-chicken filling under a crispy crust (with shortcut pastry option).
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


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


  • 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.