Feta & sweetcorn samosas

Feta & sweetcorn samosas

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins

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Makes 14
These light and crispy Indian veggie snacks freeze really well and make a great party bite

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per samosa

  • kcal131
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 350g frozen sweetcorn
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 large red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tsp garam masala
    Garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

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

  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 200g feta cheese
  • 7 sheets filo pastry
  • 2 tsp cornflour


  1. Cook the sweetcorn in a pan of boiling water for about 3 mins. Drain and set aside. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a wok or large pan. Toss in the cumin seeds and cook, shaking, for about 30 secs until they take on a nutty aroma. Add the onion and cook until softened. Stir in the corn, garam masala, lime juice and feta, and cook for 1 min until any liquid evaporates. Leave to cool.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Lay out a sheet of filo and cut in half lengthways. Brush with some of the remaining oil, then spoon 2 tbsp of sweetcorn mixture on top of each half. Fold each over into a triangle. Repeat with the remaining filo sheets, oil (reserving about 1 tbsp) and mixture. Put the cornflour in a small bowl and add enough water to make a thin paste. Brush the paste over the triangle edges so the seals are secure. The samosas can be frozen at this point. Put them on a tray lined with cling film and freeze until firm before bagging and sealing.

  3. Put the samosas on a baking tray. To cook straight away, brush tops with reserved oil. Bake for 15 mins until golden and crisp.

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2nd Jan, 2014
These samosas are much easier to fold if you cut the filo into three strips instead of two and use one tablespoon of mixture per samosa - they fold up beautifully with no trouble.
24th Apr, 2013
I was thinking the same for my son and am going to use mashed potato, mashed peas and sweetcorn. I get these with a takeaway and the ingredients vary from place to place - so I would think anything goes (just report back with what worked!) :)
12th Apr, 2013
Haven't tried the recipe out yet, but are there any possible substitutions for the red onions in the recipe, as I am trying to make it ideal for a child's lunchbox. Thanks
9th Aug, 2012
this is perfect video showing how to fold samosas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWjg3zdEx3w thanks for a recipe !:))
26th Jul, 2012
These parcels were nice and tasty but the filo folding was a bit of a nightmare! My husband is the prince of pastry in our house and he devised his own method. The end result was more like a parcel than a small samosa but tasty all the same. Check out the recipe on the blog... http://www.theannoyedthyroid.com/2012/07/26/corn-and-fetta-samosas/
16th Apr, 2012
Quite agree with the previous comment.Could have done with better instructions about using filo. However these are delicious and very easy and a favourite with my vegetarian daughter. I have made these four times and best way I have found is to cut filo into squares using 2 squares per samosa,putting one square on top of another at an angle I brushed each square with melted butter then put a dollop of mixture in the centre and folded it over roughly to make a parcel then brushed tops and sealed with melted butter instead of cornflour and they turned out ok.
Frantic Flapjack
11th Apr, 2012
These were absolutely lovely but I could have done with better instruction in how to shape the samosas. Mine ended up looking like giant sailing boats!
10th Mar, 2016
This maybe a silly question but would I be able to cook them in the microwave after freezing them or would they be a little sad? and not crispy?
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20th May, 2016
Thanks for your question. Yes you are right, microwaving these will make them go soft, you will get a much better result by baking them.
10th Mar, 2016
This may be a silly question but would I be able to microwave them after freezing them? or would they just kind of go a bit sad? instead of crispy?
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