Spinach samosas with Indian salad

Spinach samosas with Indian salad

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
These healthy veggie samosas can be served hot or cold and are brilliant for lunchboxes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal224
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre6g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.85g
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For the samosas

  • 600g frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 100g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 tbsp garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

    Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

  • 6 sheets filo pastry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

For the salad

  • 100g cherry tomatoes
  • 4 spring onions, sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 carrot, cut or peeled into long strips



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 green chilli, sliced
  • juice ½ lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a large bowl, mix the spinach, spring onions, cherry tomatoes and garam masala with a grinding of pepper.

  2. Lay out a sheet of filo and cut it lengthways into 3 long strips. Brush roughly with the oil – don’t worry about covering the whole sheet. Spoon tablespoons of mix onto the top of each strip and fold each over into a triangle. Keep folding until each strip of filo is used up. Brush with any remaining oil, then bake for 20 mins until golden and crisp.

  3. To make the salad, toss all the ingredients together and serve alongside.

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Comments (13)

Roxanne-_-'s picture

I love this recipe, It's so easy and it tastes delicious.
If you haven't made it, I would definitely recommend to try it.

isadoradumpling's picture

If you cannot abide spinach then broccoli is a lovely green and healthy substitute (cooked and chopped first, of course).
I rarely copy recipes slavishly nor reject those with an ingredient that does not appeal to me. I simply change it and find that it, mostly, works well.

brenda17's picture

Please explain to me why it has taken so long to sort the website out. I miss not putting recipes in my folder. Can anyone help.

october84's picture

I made this with 240g fresh spinach, added another 2 spring onions and about 10/12 cherry toms. Had tones of filling and used up a whole packet of filo. I did double the sheets of filo though as my first attempt kept cracking. Also used melted butter after the oil on the first one and this worked much better. Would definitely do again as lovely alternative to normal samosas.

fattypatti's picture

Agree with Ruth - filling is unpleasant. Just tastes like watery spinach. I even tried adding to feta to some and that still didn't fix it.

julie-ann's picture

I really enjoyed this Recipe and I loved making it - so easy!
Mild taste but yummy hot and cold, great for pack lunch.
I have made a batch and popped them in the freezer.

reema_gupta's picture

is this a recipe for Indian samosas? if yes,then why arent these alleged samosas shaped like "samosas"? and wouldn't it be better if we had the traditional potato or meat filling for the samosas instead of spinach....if you are looking for a "healthy samosa" isn't a filling made out of chicken breast strips healthy and delicious?

shouldn't we temper mustard seeds in oil rather than eat them raw in a salad?or make a paste out of mustard seeds and then use them?or did you mean mustard greens and not mustard seeds?

mootheevilboffin's picture

To be fair, you have clicked on a spinach samosa recipe, hence the spinach filling. And surely you can shape them however you want? ;-)

-ruth-'s picture

*Sorry Garam Masala not curry powder.

-ruth-'s picture

i thought the filling was awful and didn't think the filo pastry worked very well either. It tasted like limp spinach with bits of curry powder on it. Wouldn't make again.

bethocallaghan's picture

Easy to make but the filling could be more interesting...

aspiringamateurchef's picture

A fine way to use Filo pastry must make.

mumlig's picture

Very easy to make - love these tasty bites - will be making them again!

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