I’m not calling these samosas. Although that’s pretty close to what they are, I feel it would be slightly blasphemous to do so for a few reasons. Samosas are a traditional Indian food that’s typically made with peas and potatoes. Here we have cauliflower and potatoes. Samosas are also typically fried, these are baked. And most unconventional of all, they are bundled up in a puff pastry crust and stamped out using my fun new pocket maker.
So while definitely Indian-spiced and inspired, they are not authentic samosas or a dish you’ll ever find on a menu. The filling of these pockets is actually closer to aloo gobi. A dish, I learn to make via YouTube plus years of eating Indian food with my sister’s family. For more about that and for the aloo gobi recipe, go here.
These pockets may not be authentic Indian cuisine, but they are damn delicious. You can go ahead and make fun of me for what I’m about to tell you but you will understand when you make these yourself… I actually ate these for breakfast lunch and dinner the day of this shoot. 😆 They’re that good. And soooo easy to make! And so different and so so so good.
Last thing I want to mention is the chutney. I somehow had all the ingredients on hand to throw together my own cilantro-mint chutney. I grabbed the recipe for that here. But you can typically find jarred chutney at stores or on amazon. I was a little short on cilantro so you’ll see in the photos my chutney looks purple-ish red and usually mint chutney is green. It tasted good though. I would probably try a different recipe next time, one with yogurt in it so it’s creamier and probably would use a white onion. The red was a little too much for me. But honestly, the jarred stuff is delicious and easy too.