November 13, 2011

Super quick and easy Samosa (Indian fried Won ton)

On a recent  shopping trip to my regular grocery store, I discovered that the store had setup a new aisle for Asian items. One item that really caught my attention were the all-natural Won ton wrappers and I quickly grabbed a bag, glancing through the ingredients and other information on the package. After reading through all that, I suddenly had an idea of maybe using the Won ton wrapper for an Indian Samosa casing. 

We were having some friends over this weekend so it was a good excuse to try out a deep fried appetizer. The samosa's  were not greasy at all and had a right balance of flavor and crispiness and we all enjoyed it.

Makes 14 samosa
14 - Won ton wrappers (square shaped)
8oz / 250gm / 2 medium - Potato
1 - Carrot
1/2 Cup - Green peas
1/2 - Onion, chopped
2 cloves - Garlic
1/2 Tsp - Jeera / Cumin seeds
1/2 Tsp - Red Chilly powder
1/4 Tsp - Turmeric powder
1/4 Tsp - Chat powder
1/4 Cup - Cilantro, chopped

  • In a pressure cooker, cook the potatoes. Take out the cooked potatoes, coarsely mash them and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add jeera/cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds turn golden brown, add onions and garlic and saute until they are translucent. 
  • Add chilly powder, turmeric powder and chat masala and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add some water and chopped carrots and cover cook until the carrots are tender.
  • Add the Green Peas and mix well
  • Add the cooked potatoes and salt and mix well.
  • Mix in the Cilantro and turn off the heat. Keep the vegetable mixture aside.
  • Take a Won ton wrapper and add 1- 1 1/2 tablespoons of the vegetable mixture on it. Brush water on all the 4 sides of the Won ton wrapper. Fold and shape it in the form of a triangle.
  • Repeat the same process with the rest of the won ton wrappers
  • Heat oil in a deep dish for deep frying. Once the oil is hot, carefully drop the won tons/ samosa into the oil and fry until they are golden brown.
  • Serve hot with ketchup, tamarind chutney or mint chutney.

Notes and Tips

  • You can use minced meat filling for your samosa
  • Make sure you seal your samosa well, otherwise it might crack while deep-frying
  • Fry the samosa as soon as they are sealed else the wonton wrapper tends to become soggy.


  1. Nice clicks n a quick n easy recipe.


  2. From the first hand experience, the samosas tasted really delicious... this is a sure shot at any guest coming to your place. Surely , you would get to see me more often from now on.

  3. Delicious samosas..innovative idea of preparing with won ton wrappers..yummy !!
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  4. A quick recipe is always welcome , will make for a great party appetizer!

  5. That's an quick treat....looks that stuffing....

  6. Hey .. the samosas were really super quick to make. Have kept the left over veggie filling and with the wrap in the freezer as ready-to-fry samosas.. will try in few days more...

  7. Using wonton wrappers is a nice quick method to make samosa! Looks delicious and I love this idea. :-) Thank you for your kind feedback on facebook all the time. I always meant to thank you but haven't had a chance. Thanks again!!!


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